A Chinese term literally meaning "breath" or "wind." The Chinese name for the vital force within all things.
Energy, life-force. Perceived as being present in everything.
Chinese word for life force.
Major Taoist concept. Literally translated by: "air, vapors, ether, breathing, energy". At the same time it means "temperament, power, atmosphere". Ch'i is one's vital force but also the universal spiritual energy pervading all beings.
(qi, vayu, prana, orgone, call it what you will) - life force in biologicals (and mecha?)
Cosmic breath, human energy. (Rossbach, 1983, p. xv)
The idea of the vital energy of the Tao which a person can not only use but also enhance and increase. This can be done in several ways, including the eating of particular substances, dance and other types of movement, and meditation (see Taoist Hygiene and Yoga).
The immaterial substance which composes all things, esp. the vital life force residing within the breath and the body.
a positive energy said to flow through the human body, and throughout the World.
the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
(lit. "air, "breath, "strength"). Life energy that flows throughout the human body and the universe.
vital energy or vapor ching: generative energy
the vital energy of the Universe, or the "Cosmic Breath"
(Chinese): life force.
Chinese universal life force found in all living things. Good Ch'i, especially around the main entrance, brings happiness to the home.
in Taoist philosophy, the breath or life force that exists within all living things. Much emphasis is given to various means by which its flow can be increased (e.g., acupuncture, relaxation techniques), thereby improving one's overall plane of health.
a Chinese word equivalent to the sanskrit "prana", meaning the vital breath or psychic energy.