In general, Qigong can be divided into two broad categories: those based on form and those based on message.
Form-based systems use specific postures and movements to stimulate Qi and help heal the user. In these systems, it’s important to follow the master’s direction exactly to achieve the system’s benefits. Results depend on the student’s ability to observe, copy, and practice the posture correctly. In this type of system, practicing the posture correctly is the key to receiving the benefit.
Message-based systems are based on an “energy message” passed from the master to the student. This message conveys a key for learning and understanding the system. At the same time, it connects the student to greater Universal energy.