Ki, Chi, Qi

Ki kanji sign and logoWhen I started Key Coaching I picked the Kanji-character for Ki as my logo. It’s a beautiful sign. I’m interested in Eastern philosophies and I like the concept of life energy.

Qi, also chi or ki , is a fundamental concept of traditional Chinese culture. Qi is believed to be part of every living thing that exists, as a kind of “life force” or “spiritual energy”. It is frequently translated as “energy flow”, or literally as “air” or “breath”.
Text from Wikipedia.

Ki is an old japanese word which does not translate easily into English. It is used in many common Japanese idiomatic phrases where it conveys a meaning of spirit, energy, power, or air (gaseous). There is an old connection between spirit and breath (air) related to the Chinese word Chi (or Qi) and to the Hindu word Prana. This older meaning of Ki as being a term for the life force (breath) and natural power within us and within all things is how we use the term here.
This text is borrowed from Understanding Ki.

Chi (pronounced chee and also spelled qi or ch’i) is energy – the life giving, vital energy that unites body, mind and spirit. A concept that has its origins in early Chinese philosophy, chi has been likened to the yogic concept of prana and could also be thought of as life force.
This text is borrowed from Chi – The Fundamental Mystery and Miracle.

The Ki / Chi / Qi is part of names like Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Those are practices that involve the concept of life energy. Prana is a concept that’s included in yoga.

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