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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday MIT Qigong: November 28, 2011

Date: 11/28/11
Subject: Building 1/Room 242


Some notes on Qigong:

     Standing Meditation can be considered an advanced form of Taoist meditation, in which Xing Ming Shuang Xiu "spirit and nature are equally cultivated"! In Standing Meditation, externally, there is no movement, yet internally, the Qi and Breath are moving. It is thus both passive and active, both yin and yang. The practitioner does not try to do anything with the Qi, he or she simply becomes aware of the quality of Qi, how it is moving, where it is blocked or free, whether it feels clear or turbid, smooth or coarse.

     Thus, Standing Meditation is "a million dollar secret". It is a secret because it is so obvious, so ordinary that we do not give it the attention it deserves.  It is hidden as the air is hidden, or as the water is hidden to a fish. In the everyday Qigong of standing, we discover the deepest mystery and beauty. We turn standing into a discipline in order to go more deeply into the quality of what is happening and to bring back to wholeness the confused, scattered, and lost parts of the body, mind and soul.

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Monday November 28 Session
10min gathering qi
10min turning cow
5min gathering qi
20min universal post
5min left hun yun
5min right hun yun
5 min gathering
seal/wash

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Peace,


Jim Roselando