I wanted to write a nice, long, in-depth post on Qigong as I am, as usual, totally fascinated with the depth and potential of this practice. However I find, also as usual, that words don't do the practice any justice at all. Qigong offers a path that is as deep and rewarding as any popular enlightenment tradition except without all the religious baggage, ritual, and faux gurus (silk pajama Sifus not withstanding). There are no requirements, beliefs, initiations, or international organizations. All that is needed is Intention. After that, all else flows.
Rodney J Owen