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What Does Ch'i Mean?

Whether you are reading my blog posts or other Feng Shui related posts, you will commonly see the word Ch'i. What does that mean? Some could say there is no direct translation of this word, but the closest could refer to life force, energy, vital energy and Qi as to name a few name references.

Essentially Ch'i in Eastern philosophy is said to animate the principles of life. As humans, we are in constant connection to this un-seen force. Chi' acts as a kind of interface between the material world, and the non- material world.

In China, residents practice Tai Chi daily, as this means of movement meditation and origin of Kung-Fu is said to replenish Ch'i that has been drained from your body. 


Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


Comment balloon 19 commentsLaura Cerrano • September 18 2016 01:29PM


Laura Cerrano Thank you for explaining what Ch'i means.  I had no idea.  Have a great week!

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) over 1 year ago

Laura...I need a little Ch'i right now! I just love the explanation in this blog post.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 1 year ago

Laura, Tai Chi is a very good practice to calm the body and mind.  Everything is energy in one form or another.  I practiced Tai Chi for a short period of time years ago...one day will incorporate it back into my life.  

All the best.

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 1 year ago

Very interesting information Laura Cerrano, I had no idea, thanks for sharing.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 1 year ago


Thanks you for sharing information Ch'i.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 1 year ago

Hi, Laura. This is a very informative post. Thanks for the lesson. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 1 year ago

Yes, it's important to constantly replenish your ch'i!

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!) over 1 year ago

Thanks Laura.  This is very informative and educational for me.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Now I know. I have heard of Tai Chi but not the meaning of the word. Thanks Laura.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Laura Cerrano thank you for sharing these insights!  Most informative! 

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) over 1 year ago

Laura Cerrano - and this is also correct for the Indian subcontinent. Where we talk about positive and negative energy.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 1 year ago

Lovely explanation of Ch'i... wish you could bottle that! I would buy some.... I know it is inner Ch'i that counts! I better get my Tai Chi tapes out... they really fascinate me... I see the beauty in it...just need to do it!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) over 1 year ago

Great explanation Laura....an inspiration as well...!

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (Keller Williams 414-525-0563) over 1 year ago

Good morning Laura. Nice and simple explanation. I hope you have a great day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

I've been focusing on making my own internal energy more postiive this month.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 1 year ago

Hey, Laura!  This post made it to the list this week for Last Weeks Favorites. Keep them coming!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 1 year ago

I always learn something new from you Laura, thanks for the enlightenment about the meaning of Chi.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 1 year ago

Hello Laura, great explanation of what Chi means, we all need it, be intentional to replenish that Chi!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 1 year ago

That's what I thought but I didn't know the goal was to replenish it everyday.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 1 year ago

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