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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday Night Qigong at MIT (August 26, 2013)

20 Standing at MIT Qigong!!

60 Minutes of Power Standing
5 min Dr. Ma Li Tang's Gathering Qi
5 min Zhan Zhuang #1
5 min Zhan Zhuang #2
5 min Zhan Zhuang #3
5 min Zhan Zhuang #4
5 min Zhan Zhuang #5
5 min Zhan Zhuang #6
5 min Zhan Zhuang #7
5 min Zhan Zhuang #8
5 min Leg Qi
Gathering Qi

Friday, August 23, 2013

Gulao Wing Chun - The Art I Know by Jim Roselando

Hello all,
     The new Wing Chun Illustrated will be out within the next few days!  This issue I release a translated text on Pin Sun Gongfu.  WCI has a preview up on their Facebook wall.  Please share with friends and hit "LIKE"!!!   Your support is greately appreciated! 
"The key to Pin Sun Kuen relies on the flexibilities of body, hands, waist and steps. It emphasises the entire movement but not the partial effect, therefore in most cases it uses the shoulders, palms, fingers, wrists and elbows. The art al...lows one to switch into different hand shapes when striking, additionally we utilise the Gyeung Gee Fist but not a Flat Fist, in order to change immediately during a fight."

 -- Spread of Sifu Jim Roselando's article from the upcoming Issue No. 13 (on sale August 24). Like this? Then please spread the word by clicking the “Like” or "Share" link. Thanks!#wingchunillustrated #wingchun #jimroselando

Wing Chun Illustrated (WCI) is the world’s only magazine dedicated to Wing Chun. Published six times a year, each 60-page, full-colour issue features articles by and about the world’s greatest exponents of the art. WCI is available in various formats: Print (ships worldwide), Desktop, iOS, and Kindle Fire. For more details, please refer to:

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

10 Scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier

9. Meditate – rewire your brain for happiness

Meditation is often touted as an important habit for improving focus, clarity and attention span, as well as helping to keep you calm. It turns out it’s also useful for improving your happiness:
In one study, a research team from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at the brain scans of 16 people before and after they participated in an eight-week course in mindfulness meditation. The study, published in the January issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, concluded that after completing the course, parts of the participants’ brains associated with compassion and self-awareness grew, and parts associated with stress shrank.
Meditation literally clears your mind and calms you down, it’s been often proven to be the single most effective way to live a happier live. According to Shawn Achor, meditation can actually make you happier long-term:
Studies show that in the minutes right after meditating, we experience feelings of calm and contentment, as well as heightened awareness and empathy. And, research even shows that regular meditation can permanently rewire the brain to raise levels of happiness.
The fact that we can actually alter our brain structure through mediation is most surprising to me and somewhat reassuring that however we feel and think today isn’t permanent.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

FREE Special Event! MIT Qigong & Health Yoga Life "An Evening of Holistic Health"

MIT Qigong & Health Yoga Life
An Evening Of Holistic Health
"Two Arts-Two Instructors"
Qigong: Jim Roselando
Yoga: Vyda Bielkus
When: 9/30/13
Time: 7:00-8:30
Cost: FREE
Where: MIT Dome "Garden"
     Come train with two of the Boston areas most noted instructors for an evening of holistic health @ MIT.  This seminar will focus on the art of health cultivation from two different systems. Chinese Qigong & India's Yoga.  Both are excellent methods of promoting physical and mental well-being and we are excited to announce this event.  
   Train your mind, body & breathing under the Full Moon on this special night.  Our last Full Moon event had "FIFTY" people attend which was the largest Qigong event ever held in Boston.  We are looking to set a new attendance record for this event and spread the tools of health cultivation/awareness to the larger segment of the Boston area! 
Below is a photo from our last Full Moon session:
Full Moon Qigong Event Video:
For more info:

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Monday, August 5th - MIT Qigong

15 Standing at MIT Qigong

10min Gathering Qi
5min Dragon Post (left)
5min Dragon Post (right)
20min Natural Post
10min Friction Step
5min Dr. Ma Li Tang Gathering Qi

See you next week!