What are Prana and Qi? Same, Same, But Different

Prana energy is similar to Qi energyPrana Energy

Prana is the Sanskrit word for “vital life” and is used in Yoga branching from Ancient Indian Practices. It is one of the five organs of vitality or sensation. Your breath is an important form and transporter of Prana. This energy intertwines with your speech, sight, hearing and thoughts to allow sensations to be experienced. It is the feeling of life flowing throughout you body, mind and soul.

Qi Energy

Yoga is obviously an increasingly popular way of life. Its roots are described in ancient yogic texts. Prana is described as the concept of a vital, life-sustaining force of living beings. This description of energy is comparable to the Chinese notion of Qi (pronounced “chi”).

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is often considered the lesser known form of yoga, but is gaining greater awareness and benefiting more people as it develops in today’s society. This nourishing practice was born from Daoism (also spelt Taoism), a way of Ancient Chinese life that underpins religion and philosophy. A yin yoga practise promotes the flow of Qi energy through the body, as does other ancient practices such as Qigong, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, acupuncture and when considering Feng Shui.


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