Qigong meditation is an ancient Chinese method of exercise and meditation that makes the mind and spirit calm and cultivates health, well-being, and long life. Thus, there are three major types of qigong: spiritual, sports, and healing. It is a spiritually natured discipline, inspired by ancient Chinese shamans, Taoists, and Buddhists, all of whom sought after harmony and peace in the solitude of nature. Qigong meditation is said to have begun when the Yi Jing - Book of Changes was introduced to China, sometime before 1122 B.C., and to then qigong meditation continued until the Han dynasty (206 B.C.) when Buddhism and its meditation methods were imported from India. Qigong meditation is a very old Chinese energy (Chi) practice and is a self-healing art form that combines movement and meditation. Visualizations are used to improve the mind/body relation and aid healing. Quiet is the key. The Qi is the fundamental energy of the body; while gong means the ability of moving this Qi.