The Feeling of Qi Gong

The Force has often been equated to ch'i or qi (both pronounced "chee"), so I'd like to share the following with you from The Healing Promise of Qi by Roger Jahnke:

The Characteristics of Qi Sensation
Through your practice you will learn to feel the Qi within your own body. It is a sensation that is unique to each person. Here are a few of the sensations that are typical:
- Tingling in the hands, feet, cheeks
- Feeling fluffy internally, like clouds moving inside
- A sense of flowing or circulating
- Feeling radiant or luminescent
- Feeling that the surface of the body is porous
- Spreading warmth in either the limbs or torso
- The feeling of being tipsy on wine
- Energy moving in the belly
- Release of tension in shoulders or neck
- Decrease of pain
- Sensation of magnetic field between the hands
- Sensation of heat coming from the hands as they pass over the face or body
- The urge to cry or the release of tears
- A sense of reconnecting with a lost part of oneself
- A sense of the transcendental or spiritual
- A feeling of coming home
- A feeling of ecstasy or bliss

There is no correct way to experience the Qi sensation. If you are fully awake and attentive in the experience you will probably ask yourself "What is that sensation?" Most of us have these experiences but then fail to take the time to investigate them...What is the life-sustaining force, the internal cause or essence that drives the physiological activity and creates functional coherence? From the Chinese perspective, what we are feeling is Qi or the effect of Qi. The physiological sensation is a secondary effect of the primary cause - Qi. Qi is the underlying feature that sustains life, creates health, and generates inner elixir - you can even feel it. Because of the energetic nature of Qi you can feel the field of Qi around your body. You can also feel the Qi in a room full of people, in an old temple, and almost everywhere in nature...

There you have it. If you are interested in developing your sensitivity to ch'i or qi, I personally would recommend ch'i kung or qigong, which basically means "energy work." I believe the above book does a good job of teaching the basics, and I would also recommend A Complete Guide to Chi-Gung by Daniel Reid.