Qigong is derived from two words. Qi refers to life force or vital energy, whereas Gong refers to a skill that is cultivated through practice. It involves the use of breathing techniques, body movements, and mental focus for cultivating or controlling the life force for increased vitality. The routine can be divided into dynamic (which involves body movements) and static Qigong (holding certain poses for a period of time). Here are a few Qigong exercises that you could perform for controlling the vital energy.