Monday, December 12, 2011
MIT Monday Qigong: December 12, 2011
From: Jim firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Two Classes Left!
This week and next week will be the last two Qigong classes until we take a break over the Xmas & New Years holiday's. Come stand with us and treat your mind, body and breath to an hour of profound cultivation. Below are some words of wisdom from Master Wang Xiang Zhai:
"In general, most athletic exercises tend to be overactive, and to a certain extent injurious to the body. And most exercise only benefits a certain part of the body. For example, if you lift weight with one hand, you develop muscle only in that one hand and you have a kind of cemented and limited exercise. Therefore, if those who are defective in health do not practice the appropriate exercises, they not only do not regain their health, but they are injured. In more serious cases people may die because they do the wrong exercises."
"Exercises should not create abnormal results. In the past, many prominent teachers spent their entire lives practicing exercises that were opposed to the natural processes of human life. When they grow old they became paralyzed or withered, and this is nothing more than an indication that their exercises were opposed to the normality of life"
"If the exercises are inappropriate, the results will be fatigue, regenerative processes will slow down, the circulation of the blood will not be normal, and health, as a consequence, will be injured."
Location: Student Center/Room 491
See you soon.