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Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Night Qigong: July 29, 2013

16 Standing at MIT Qigong Tonight
10min Gathering Qi
20min Mr. Ma Post
5min Left Shi Li
5min Right Shi Li
5min Gathering Qi
5min Friction Step

Saturday, July 27, 2013

A little on Hei Gung: Wu Ji Post by Yun Hoi

A little on Hei Gung:
Opening and closing Hei Gung Practice
Wu Ji Post

Most hei gung sets begin with the Wu Ji posture. 
To take this stance - the feet are shoulder width apart, knees are slightly bent and the weight of the body is focused on the Ki point, not on the heels. The back is held straight with the head gentle lifted. Shoulders relax down and out to the sides so the armpits open naturally. Arms hang loose but in a circular shape if viewed from the front. The palms are relaxed and the fingers and palms are slight rounded. 

The best way to get the right shape is to place your hand with fingers spread on top of your head then move them away without change.

The tailbone is straight in a natural position rather than tucked under. 

The ribcage is naturally open and rounded. 

Don’t depress the ribcage or artificially cramp down the chest – just relax.

Release any tension in the solar plexus and diaphragm area. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Global Standing at Mount Greylock

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Imagine yourself in the Berkshires

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Help the world enjoy Natural Standing Meditation!

MIT Qigong Club 

Standing strong in Cambridge, Massachusetts for nearly 5 years

Thank you to everyone who has joined us in heath cultivation on a Monday night.

Many thanks to Coach Jim Roselando Jr. for freely sharing this amazing art with anyone and everyone!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

All healthy animals are relaxed!

Chipmunk Qigong

Monday Night Qigong with Coach Roselando (7/22)

15 Standing at MIT Qigong on July 22, 2013

10min Ma Li Tang Gathering Qi
5min Dragon Post (left)
5min Dragon Post (right)
10min Leg Qi
20min Wuji Post

See you next week, July 29th!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New Research - Qi Gong Lowers Blood Pressure

Shin, Kyung-Min, Ji-Eun Park, Sanghoon Hong, Taeseob Park, Minhee Lee, Yan Liu, Jung-Eun Kim et al. "568 A Randomized Controlled Trial for the Use of Qigong in the Treatment of Pre and Mild Essential Hypertension." Journal of Hypertension 30 (2012): e167.

Qi Gong encompasses many styles and forms within each style, many of which are traditionally used to benefit specific bodily systems. The researchers concluded that Qi Gong is safe and has a “positive effect on blood pressure and health status in pre and mild hypertension patients.” Based on these findings, the researchers suggest additional research to further explore the medical benefits of Qi Gong with a larger sample size of participants.

A total of 40 participants were randomized into a control group and a Qi Gong group. The Qi Gong group practiced the forms for a total of 5 times per week for a total of 8 weeks. Blood pressure reductions occurred in the Qi Gong group and not in the control group. Systolic blood pressure reduced significantly. Diastolic blood pressure was unaffected.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is comprised of five major branches: movement arts, acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietetics, bone medicine. Qi Gong and other arts such as Tai Chi are part of the movement arts division of TCM including other forms of breathing and meditation exercises. Most forms of Qi Gong involve meditation, synchronous breathing and physical exercise.

Last monday, the famous Dragon Post

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday Night Qigong (July 15, 2013)

We had 19 standing last night on the MIT campus!


10min Gathering Qi
5min Twisting Dragon (L)
5min Twisting Dragon (R)
20min Mr. Ma Post (Zhan Zhuang #7)
10min Friction Step

Sunday, July 14, 2013


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Cow Post - Gloucester Beach, MA