Qi Magazine is a newsstand periodical launched in the mid1990s
to cover the world of qigong and inform the Englishspeaking
world of the spectrum of practice and thought being
offered by various master practitioners in the West. Qigong is
the collective name of a number of exercise systems that
emerged through the centuries in China. On one end of the
spectrum, hard qigong, designed to build the body, grades into
Tai Chi and the martial arts. On the other end, soft qigong, designed
to relax the body and improve health, fades into acupuncture
and the practice of Chinese medicine.
Each issue of Qi Magazine is built around a number of short
feature articles that provide insight from the wisdom of one of
the more notable qigong masters, introduce an element of
basic practice, or discuss the value of a form of Chinese medicine.
Many of these are illustrated with detailed diagrams of the
body or of the movements being discussed. There is a large letters-to-the-editor
column in which readers are invited into a
lively dialog with the editorial staff. In addition, the e-mail address
of most writers for the magazine is given so that readers
may respond to their articles immediately and directly. A selection
of both Eastern and Western authors also write regular columns.
Qi Magazine is published by the Tse Qigong Centre in suburban
Seattle, Washington. Its editor, Michael Tse, authors much
of the content of each issue as well as translating material from
the Chinese for inclusion. The Tse Qigong Centre offers a full
range of student training, extension classes in New York and
London, and teacher training and certification. Qi Magazine
appears bimonthly. Address P.O. Box 2697, Kirkland, WA
98083. Website httpwww.qimagazine.com.
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