American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Chinese system of prescribed physical exercises or movements performed in a meditative state.
- Chinese (Mandarin) qìgōng : qì, air, breath + gōng, skill. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Jens Foerster, a German psychologist, has assumed the role of experimental Qi Gong master by conducting some fascinating research on how people infer their attitudes from their nonverbal behavior.4 Here is a typical Foerster experiment: People are asked to move their heads up and down for some spurious reason or to move their heads left and right while they watch some stimuli.”
“The Chinese theory of Qi Gong holds that certain motor actions produce mental states and experiences.”
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