Many centuries later comes a variation of this character showing the same idea. During the Song dynasty, this character is starting to be used to represent the pre-heaven Qi (pre-natal Qi / xiantianqi), in opposition to the post-heaven Qi (post-natal Qi / houtianqi). The first of these two character represent the air or the breath on the fire (炁), the second one represent the air or the steam and the seed or germ materialized by a rice grain (氣).
In her book "yiliao tiyu huibian, hunyuan jianshen fa" (Collection of medical and sport texts, method of the primordial chaos for body strengthening), the master Wang yufang explains us :
"Some people say that the Qi of Qigong is, in fact, simply the air that we breath (Nowadays, the Qi character is the same as the Air character as the rice element disappeared in its simplified form). Of course, it is not true.
In the ancient writings talking about Qi, the one we talk about in Qigong, the graph is 炁. So it is definitely not only air (气)."
Master Wang xiangzhai said : "When zhanzhuang is practiced correctly, there is no more "fire syndrome".
The "Fire syndrome" ( (huohou /