There are three major branches in Qigong and all of them use different tools and methods to cultivate Qi for different desired outcomes and purposes.
- Martial Arts Qigong - uses Qi for protection and personal defense
- Medical Qigong – uses Qi to heal & nourish your body
- Spiritual Qigong – uses Qi to connect with source (enlightenment; guidance; messages)
Many of the "ah hah" moments in our life could be categorized as coming from any of those Qigong branches. For example, energies we use to protect us are more aligned with Martial Arts Qigong. Aspects of healing will be more aligned with Medical Qigong. And using the energies and vibrations of the different chakra energies are aligned with spiritual Qigong. As a result, based on the "ah hah" experience we want to cultivate and develop, we will learn how to use the appropriate tool(s) that can help lead us to that desired outcome.