When you begin with Chi Kung (or any type of meditation); hold it lightly and have some fun. Go slowly and practice these moves the best you can to make it your own. I highly recommend studying with a teacher, reading books, and watching instructional videos.
Be easy with any spiritual practice, because it is possible to overdo it. One can do these practices in a way that can hurt the practitioner. At the same time, in the long term, I believe that any risks associated with learning these practices are outweighed by the benefits of slowing down the aging process, balancing the hot and cold in your body, thinking more clearly, uniting various energies inside yourself, and bringing your energy back into your body.
The practices in (the first chapters of my book) are simple and foundational, but they are still very profound and their effects can be enough to stave off chronic disease, when combined with proper diet. One can revive an inner awareness that may lead to the fulfillment of one’s true destiny, if there is such a thing. At the least these practices can guide one in the direction of contentment.
-From The Alchemist’s Tao Te Ching: Transforming Your Lead Into Gold https://www.amazon.com/dp/1718636970/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_syvOCb5ZGDT23