One way to understand Qigong is that it is the basics or foundation of T'ai Chi. This is how I learned from the very beginning: grounded myself first in a Qigong form, then gradually learned the more sophisticated principles and practices of T'ai Chi.
Dantian is loosely translated as "elixir field", "sea of qi", or simply "energy center". Dantians are important focal points for meditative and exercise techniques such as qigong, martial arts such as t'ai chi ch'uan, and in traditional Chinese medicine.
Qi what? Practioners of this ancient Chinese system of posture, breath and body awareness sell Qigong as restoring your self’s balance on all three levels:” jing” – body, “qi” – mind and “shen” – spirit. From channeling .