Flowing with Qi

QiThe key to Qi is awareness.

Qi (“chee”) is living energy that manifests as infinite forms. Qi is not obvious, yet it is present within us and around us everywhere.

When Qi is abundant and flowing through us, we feel happy, healthy, vital, responsive, present, and lively. When Qi is depleted and/or stagnant, we feel grumpy, tired, pain, tension, reactive, hyperactive, and stuck. The state, balance, and flow of Qi is the basis of our mind-body health.

How to benefit from Qi

Bring your attention to Qi. It is not obvious at first, so just wonder about Qi.
Wonder about the notion of an energetic basis for your physical form.
Wonder about the physical sensations of emotions – some emotions are “heavy,” while others are “light.”
How can an emotion have weight? The sensations of emotional weight bring us closer to Qi.
Feel your breath moving in and out your lungs. What is your breath? Qi is gathered as we breathe. Play around with sensing the Qi within your breath.

Qi is ever present.

Turning the attention toward Qi, engages Qi.
The only way to know Qi is to experience Qi. The way to experience Qi is to wonder about it, and to allow your attention to drift toward Qi. When your attention connects with Qi, you will know it for yourself.

About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  • Francesca Fasano

    Reply Reply December 15, 2016

    I love how you explain Qi and Chinese Medicine in such easy to understand terms and language so that everyone can grasp the meanings. I find your materials extremely helpful in my private practice as well as in my classes.

    Thanks so much for being YOU!

    In the Tao~
    Francesca Fasano

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

      Reply Reply December 15, 2016

      It’s such a pleasure to receive your kind words – thank you so much Francesca!

  • Larisa

    Reply Reply December 15, 2016


    Love ❤️love❤️ love❤️ your way to explain everything about Qi, meridians, points.. I hope it will help more people get in touch with natural ancient Chinese healing techniques.
    Thank you for your passion to sharing this knowledge.

    LMT, BSCT, Qi Gong instructor

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

      Reply Reply December 15, 2016


      I appreciate your thoughtful comment so much! You have warmed my heart – thank you!

  • Caryl

    Reply Reply December 15, 2016

    Cindy, your thoughtfulness and compassion to share your knowledge is so appreciated. I so look forward to your blogs and webinars. You have such a pleasant way of delivering your most valuable information which is so needed in our profession. Thank you again and again.
    Caryl S., LMT, Fl

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

      Reply Reply December 15, 2016


      Thank you for kind comments – I appreciate hearing from you so much. I appreciate connecting with you, and sharing the path of hands-on healing.


  • Cathy Rivera

    Reply Reply December 16, 2016

    Cindy. Thank you for putting your time and energy into teaching us about Qi and Chinese medicine. May the Holiday season bring you only good, happy Qi.

    I’m sending happy Qi to all.

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

      Reply Reply December 16, 2016

      Thank you Cathy – Happy Holidays and flowing Qi to you 🙂

  • Rebeca

    Reply Reply December 29, 2016

    Hi Cindy. How do I learn more about Qi Gong and Reiki? Thank you.

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

      Reply Reply December 29, 2016

      Hi Rebeca,

      Learning the meridians, points and Chinese theory gives you the basis for these practices. I have online classes to teach these fundamentals – http://bigtreehealing.com/webinar-courses/
      Ask around your local area for trusted teachers of each method – keep asking until you find a teacher who feels right to you. Enjoy your journey!

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