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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Qigong Workshop at ZS Associates


ZSpace article on ZS Qigong session
 





















If you have watched the computer-animated action comedy martial arts film called Kung Fu Panda, you have probably heard of Qi (pronounced “CHEE”) and how Master Shifu uses “Qi” to create nerve-based attacks, heal living beings and grow flora. Just this past week, ZSers at San Francisco office had the firsthand opportunity to practice, cultivate and balance Qi at the Qigong wellness session led by our own ZS manager, David Weingest.
With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, Qigong (simplified Chinese: 气功) is an internal Chinese meditative exercise which uses slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to enhance a practitioner's overall health. It has more than 10,000 styles, and 200 million people practicing worldwide. It combines dynamic, static and meditation practices that resemble yoga and tai-chi.

To kick-off the Qigong session, David gave us a brief background about Qigong and how he got involved back when he was in MIT. Then, we were divided into two rows to give each other some rooms to open our arms outwards. First, David taught us the most fundamental poses with controlled breathing techniques. This was followed by a few other movements such as Low post, Turning cow, and Crane. My favorite one was the “Gathering Qi”. It is a movement where you raise your arms outward and inhale to gather Qi, and exhale as you return your arms back to dan tien (belly button) to complete one full movement cycle. In our day and day busy work life as consultants, this is such a simple internal exercise that can be done anywhere whether it is at your workstation or hotel room. After completing a few cycles of these movements to center mind and body, I could already feel the serenity yet focused concentration – so ready to take on new challenges, presentations and meetings!
We ended the session with a series of “washing” movements, which is said to have the effect to clean up the mind and wash the marrow. First we rubbed our hands together (to build a little friction and warmth) and washed our face 3 times. This is followed by rubbing (wash) your hands and patting the top and sides of your head from front to back (also 3 times). Then we did the same washing and patting steps to our legs. Lastly, David shared with us a few resources to learn more about Qigong – 1) his archived blog at http://mitqigong.blogspot.com and 2) a book by Russell Simmons on the benefits of meditation. In the end, we didn’t heal living beings or grow flora, the session was energizing and nourishing both physically and mentally!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Happy holidays!!

Hello my friends,

     Well, its been another amazing year of Life Nourishing Qigong at MIT.  I truly appreciate the incredible support that each and every one of you show by not only making our classes week after week but also our events successful! 

     Indeed the MIT Qigong Club has become a powerful force for good health and good deeds.  Our Nepal Charity event raised $1600 for that devastated region.  We came together and stood with our brothers and sisters who were in trouble to let them know; Help is coming from MIT Qigong. 

     I also want to thank everyone for the support at Harvard.  Our Harvard Plaza Qigong sessions were memorable and a special thank you to Pearl for arranging the Boston College Radio Interview!!! 
 
     Thank you everyone for the extremely thoughtful and generous card.  I am looking forward to another year of fantastic growth and friendship with all of you in 2016. I wish you all a very Merry Xmas and Happy Holiday Season.

Peace,

Jim Roselando
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, May 18, 2015

MIT Qigong Charity event for Nepal


Information:

Date: June 22, 2015
Time: 7:00-8:30
Where: Mass Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA.
Cost: Minimum Donation to Attend Session - $20.00
Donations: Any amount can be donated and is greatly appreciated!
NOTE: 100% of all donated money goes directly to the people of Nepal!

The people of Nepal need our help! MIT Qigong is teaming up with MIT Wellness & Park Ave Wellness to raise money for the people of Nepal. Most realize that the region was devastated by an earthquake and its aftershocks. Our last event raised $1200.00 for the Boston Children's Hospital and with your help I hope to raise enough money to make a positive impact on the lives of these good people. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Global Standing - Muir Beach, CA

GLOBAL STANDING
Rob - Muir Beach

Coming February 2nd, 2015
Iowa City Kung Fu
http://www.kungfuiowacity.com


Rob Weingeist is a licensed acupuncturist in Iowa and owner of a successful clinic in downtown Iowa City. Visit him at Acupuncture Iowa City - Clinic Eight, LLC. You can contact Rob at info@clinic-eight.com to find out more about acupuncture in Iowa City as well as classes in Qigong and Pin Sun Wing Chun Kung Fu. Health and wellness is just a visit away!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

2015 Class Registration Now Live

MIT Qigong Club
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Registration opened for our January classes. Please help spread the word to visit the website and sign up!


Note: MIT Qigong members and friends can sign up for classes by checking in as a student.   


 
*Payment can be made with credit card online or by mailing a check to MIT Medical/Wellness!
 
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Qigong Meditation (Mondays 7:00-8:00pm)
Yang Sheng 'Life Nourishing ' Qigong is an extremely powerful tool for bringing out ones natural human potential and optimal fitness. Physical health and mental well being are a direct result of the practice. The core of our training is 'Zhan Zhuang' (Standing Meditation). It is designed to activate 'Zheng Qi' (True or Proper Qi). The effects of this training are rapid with deep therapeutic results producing a unified and balanced 'mind, body and breath'.
Instructed by Jim Roselando
First Class: Monday, January 5, 2015
Class Time: 7:00pm
Last Class: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Number of Classes: 5
Spaces Remaining: 8
Location: E23-297
Cost:
Employee
$70.00
Student
$40.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$55.00
 








Qigong Meditation (Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm)
Yang Sheng 'Life Nourishing ' Qigong is an extremely powerful tool for bringing out ones natural human potential and optimal fitness. Physical health and mental well being are a direct result of the practice. The core of our training is 'Zhan Zhuang' (Standing Meditation). It is designed to activate 'Zheng Qi' (True or Proper Qi). The effects of this training are rapid with deep therapeutic results producing a unified and balanced 'mind, body and breath'.
Instructed by Jim Roselando
First Class: Thursday, January 8, 2015
Class Time: 7:00pm
Last Class: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Number of Classes: 7
Spaces Remaining: 13
Location: E23-297
Cost:
Employee
$98.00
Student
$56.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$77.00





Friday, October 17, 2014

Mindfulness & Meditation Classes

MIT Qigong Club


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Registration opened for our November classes. Please help spread the word to visit the website and sign up!

PLEASE NOTE: MIT Qigong members and friends can sign up for classes by checking in as a student.   


7 Week Course - $56- (8- per class)

PLEASE NOTE: MIT Qigong members and friends can sign up for classes by checking in as a student.   

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MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION CLASSES

Qigong (Mondays 7:00-8:00pm)

Yang Sheng 'Life Nourishing ' Qigong is an extremely powerful tool for bringing out ones natural human potential and optimal fitness. Physical health and mental well being are a direct result of the practice. The core of our training is 'Zhan Zhuang' (Standing Meditation). It is designed to activate 'Zheng Qi' (True or Proper Qi). The effects of this training are rapid with deep therapeutic results producing a unified and balanced 'mind, body and breath'.
Instructed by Jim Roselando
First Class: Monday, November 3, 2014
Class Time: 7:00pm
Last Class: Monday, December 15, 2014
Number of Classes: 7
Spaces Remaining: 15
Location: E23-297
Cost:
Employee
$98.00
Student
$56.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$77.00

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday Night Qigong at Harvard University

Harvard Qigong Club
7/21/14
Last night we took over the whole plaza @ Harvard. 20 people all training simple yet powerful Qigong.
Last nights set:

10 Ma Li Tang Breath Tuning
10 Crane Post (L&R)
5 Twisting Dragon
15 Emei Zhan Zhuang
5 Leg Meridian
10 Opera Siu Lin Tao
Seal & Wash

Big thank you for all the support!
Enjoy