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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday night Qigong with Jim Roselando

MIT Qigong Club
Time: 7:00-8:00
Location: BUILDING 1/ROOM 242
Cost: FREE
20 gathering qi
5/5 heaven&earth
5min #1 zhang zhuang
5min #5 zhang zhuang
10min #1 zhang zhuang
5min #3 zhang zhuang
Seal n wash
Qigong forges a direct link between the conscious mind and the immune system, a link already acknowledged though not well understood in Western medicine as 'psychoneuroimmunology'.  Master Luo Teh Hsiou cites the 'harmony of the nervous and endocrine systems' as the very essence of Qigong practice, and modern medical science has clearly established a close biofeedback connection between neurochemicals and hormones.  Stress and excitement activate the sympathetic circuit of the autonomous nervous system, which triggers release of adrenalin, cortisol, and other hormones.  These hormones then further reinforce sympathetic nervous response by biofeedback, setting up a continuous cycle of depletion and exhaustion.  Qigong, from moving exercises to still, counteracts the exhausting stress and excitement of daily life by turning on the calming parasympathetic circuit of the autonomous nervous system, which releases neurochemicals that stimulate secretions of hormones with healing, relaxing, and restorative properties.  These hormones in turn sustain secretions of parasympathetic neurochemicals by biofeedback, establishing a cycle of repair and rejuvenation.