"Qigong asks us to lighten our grip on how we perceive the world and how we approach our lives. To get into the Qi enhancement state means that you will have to relax when formerly you have become tense. You will be electing to breathe deeply when formerly you have held or constrained your breath.
The Qi, mysterious and invisible, is ever present though not obvious. Qi creates a whole new view of life.
Qi is always present and it is free. Begin to notice it around you. Step outside, think past the sidewalk or concrete to the soil, rocks and the planet below you. Look up into open blue sky or the black night and speculate on the boundless nature of the cosmos. Take on the thinking of the ancient Qi masters, sincerely penetrating nature to understand and align with the forces of heaven and earth." R. Jahnke