Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises. The literal translation of qi gong is “energy work. This complete YOQI qigong flow routine designed for beginners to purge, tonify, regulate and. Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique. “The slowness of the movement helps me with my patience, and the Daoist principles are similar to those in kundalini yoga, which I'd started.