Our life force
Chi (qi) is the Chinese term for life energy, a vital force that flows through all living things.
The concept of a life force is found in most of the ancient cultures of the world.
In India, it is called prana
in China, chi
in Japan, ki
for Native Americans, the Great Spirit.
For all these cultures, the idea of life force is or was central to their forms of medicine and healing.
In the Eastern mind it is something that you can control. You can awaken, stimulate, increase and utilize the chi energy, according to your will.
A strong life force makes a human being totally alive, healthy and present while a weak force results in fatigue and illnesses.
You can increase and develop your chi to overcome illness, become more vibrant and enhance mental capacity.
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu, Qi Gong, Tai Qi etc. are based on balancing and enhancing chi to bring the body into a state of health.
Some examples from Kirlian Photography, which capture the life force:
Increasing Chi in the body
Energy can be increased in a human being.
The building of chi can make an ill person robust or a weak person vibrant. More chi can enhance mental capacity too.
The concept of chi also extends beyond the physical body, to the subtle energies that activate all human functions, including emotions and thought.
Unbalanced chi causes your emotions to become agitated and distressed.
Balanced chi causes your emotions to become smooth and more satisfying.