Acupuncture Iowa City http://www.clinic-eight.com Clinic Eight - Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:53:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fun Night at Clinic Eight Qigong http://www.clinic-eight.com/fun-night-at-clinic-eight-qigong/ http://www.clinic-eight.com/fun-night-at-clinic-eight-qigong/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:51:27 +0000 http://www.clinic-eight.com/?p=1917 July 27th, 2015 Several new faces at class tonight. We even had a visitor from Cambridge, Massachusetts join in the workout. Simple, Healthy Exercises that will turbo charge your other disciplines. Qigong is one of the most efficient cross training exercises. Take the two week challenge: Practice […]

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July 27th, 2015

Several new faces at class tonight. We even had a visitor from Cambridge, Massachusetts join in the workout.

Simple, Healthy Exercises that will turbo charge your other disciplines. Qigong is one of the most efficient cross training exercises.

Take the two week challenge: Practice the Natural Post for 20 minutes a day for two weeks. If you don’t feel the benefits…. You’re either not doing the 20 minutes, or the training simply isn’t for you!

Workout:

Warm-up

Gathering Qi

Crane Post

Turning Cow

Zhan Zhuang

Dr. Ma Li Tang Breath Tuning

Seal/Wash

 

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Thanks for Support of Charity Event http://www.clinic-eight.com/thanks-for-support-of-charity-event/ http://www.clinic-eight.com/thanks-for-support-of-charity-event/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:02:01 +0000 http://www.clinic-eight.com/?p=1857 June 22nd, 2015 Clinic Eight would like to thank all of you who donated to the people of Nepal and to everyone who participated in our Qigong event tonight! Events were also hosted this evening in Massachusetts, and Southern California. We had some new people at class, and […]

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June 22nd, 2015

Clinic Eight would like to thank all of you who donated to the people of Nepal and to everyone who participated in our Qigong event tonight!

Events were also hosted this evening in Massachusetts, and Southern California.

We had some new people at class, and everyone got a full body workout filled with relaxation. Life Nourishing Qigong: Posture, Relaxation, Breathing

Workout:

Warm-up

5 Minutes Gathering Qi

5 Minutes Turning Cow

10 Minutes Crane Post

30 Minutes Zhan Zhuang

10 Minutes Hun Yun (left and right)

Seal and Wash

60 minutes of Natural Qigong.

 

 

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Clinic Eight Yiquan Qigong for Health in Iowa City http://www.clinic-eight.com/clinic-eight-yiquan-qigong-for-health-in-iowa-city/ http://www.clinic-eight.com/clinic-eight-yiquan-qigong-for-health-in-iowa-city/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:00:31 +0000 http://www.clinic-eight.com/?p=1854 6/15/2015 We introduced a new exercise in class on Monday. Hun Yun post towards the left and right! Next Monday 6/22/2015 our practice will be dedicated to Sifu Jim Roselando’s Nepal charity event in Boston. The Monday workout: Warm up Gathering Qi Hun Yun Left Hun Yun Right […]

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6/15/2015

We introduced a new exercise in class on Monday. Hun Yun post towards the left and right!

Next Monday 6/22/2015 our practice will be dedicated to Sifu Jim Roselando’s Nepal charity event in Boston.

The Monday workout:

Warm up

Gathering Qi

Hun Yun Left

Hun Yun Right

Left and Right Moving Post

Mr. Ma Post

Dr. Ma Li Tang Breath Tuning

Seal/Wash

Another 6o minutes of Life Nourishing Qigong!

To achieve wonders in the health arts, one must have the changing of one’s strength with Zhan Zhuang as the foundation and starting point. This means changing the weak into strong and clumsy into nimble.  In training Zhan Zhuang we get rid of the numerous and move towards simplicity. After training for only TEN DAYS the student will get results naturally. Written words cannot express its marvel.  –Master Wang Xiangzhai

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Clinic Eight Iowa City Acupuncture Qigong Class http://www.clinic-eight.com/clinic-eight-iowa-city-acupuncture-qigong-class/ http://www.clinic-eight.com/clinic-eight-iowa-city-acupuncture-qigong-class/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 21:46:20 +0000 http://www.clinic-eight.com/?p=1851 Iowa City Acupuncture – Clinic Eight LLC Monday Night Qigong Class Another great session of Life Nourishing Qigong at Downward Dog Yoga & Fitness Workout: Warmup 5 minutes Gathering Qi 10 minutes Crane 5 minutes Turning Cow 30 minutes Zhan Zhuang 5 minutes Master Fu Post 5 […]

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Iowa City Acupuncture – Clinic Eight LLC

Monday Night Qigong Class

Another great session of Life Nourishing Qigong at Downward Dog Yoga & Fitness

Workout:

Warmup

5 minutes Gathering Qi

10 minutes Crane

5 minutes Turning Cow

30 minutes Zhan Zhuang

5 minutes Master Fu Post

5 minutes Leg Meridian Qigong

Seal and Wash

60 minutes of Natural Qigong!

See you next week at 8pm on Monday at Downward Dog Yoga & Fitness

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Clinic Eight Monday Night Qigong http://www.clinic-eight.com/clinic-eight-monday-night-qigong-3/ http://www.clinic-eight.com/clinic-eight-monday-night-qigong-3/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:05 +0000 http://www.clinic-eight.com/?p=1846 May 18th, 2015 Hope to see you all tonight at 8pm for another hour of Yang Shen Qigong at Downward Dog Yoga and Fitness! If you live in the Boston area, Sifu Roselando is teaching summer sessions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. More information about his class […]

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May 18th, 2015

Hope to see you all tonight at 8pm for another hour of Yang Shen Qigong at Downward Dog Yoga and Fitness!

If you live in the Boston area, Sifu Roselando is teaching summer sessions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

More information about his class at: https://medical.mit.edu/community/wellness/classes/qigong

Sifu Roselando is also offering Skype Qigong lessons.

Contact Rob Weingeist at qigong@clinic-eight.com and I will put you in touch with him.

 

Tonight our workout will be:

Warmup

Small Vibrations

Dr Ma Li Tang Breath Tuning

Cow

Crane

Zhan Zhuang

Gathering Qi

Seal/Wash

 

More Qigong notes from Master Wang Xiangzhai:

Appropriate exercises can positively affect every cell and every organ in the human body, improve the functioning of respiratory and vascular systems, and also improve metabolism. In other words, they activate the whole human organism.

In typical forms of exercise, before the body is tired, there are already problems with breathing and the heart is overburdened. The exercise must be halted prematurely in order to let one’s heart rest, to catch one’s breath and return to a normal state.

Yang Shen methods are different. It is exercise of the muscular and vascular systems, exercise for all cells of the body. The principle is to stimulate every organ at the same time. Even if during exercise your muscles become tired, your pulse stays in the normal range, and breathing is natural. After the exercise, you feel that your breath is freer and more comfortable than before.

Because there are no complex sets of movements, the nervous system is not greatly stressed; you eliminate internal tension, achieving mental calm. This is one of the elements that make combat science different from typical forms of exercise.

 

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May 11th 2015

Workout:

Warm up

5 minutes Gathering Qi

10 minutes Turning Cow

10 minutes Crane Post

30 minutes Zhan Zhuang

5 minutes Gathering Qi

Seal/Wash

 

 

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Clinic Eight Monday Night Qigong http://www.clinic-eight.com/clinic-eight-monday-night-qigong-2/ http://www.clinic-eight.com/clinic-eight-monday-night-qigong-2/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 03:05:28 +0000 http://www.clinic-eight.com/?p=1836 May 4th, 2015 Fantastic session tonight. Everyone made a 35 minute Zhan Zhuang post look easy! Warm up 5 minutes Gathering Qi 10 minutes Turning Cow 10 minutes Crane Post 35 minutes Zhan Zhuang Seal/Wash   An excerpt from The Right Path of Yiquan by Wang Xiangzhai “What […]

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May 4th, 2015

Fantastic session tonight. Everyone made a 35 minute Zhan Zhuang post look easy!

Warm up

5 minutes Gathering Qi

10 minutes Turning Cow

10 minutes Crane Post

35 minutes Zhan Zhuang

Seal/Wash

 

An excerpt from The Right Path of Yiquan by Wang Xiangzhai

“What must be avoided the most during the study of zhan zhuang is the use of force with the body and mind. Using force makes the qi sluggish; when the qi is sluggish, then the mind stops; when the mind stops, then the spirit breaks; and this breaking of the spirit leads to foolishness. What one should avoid as well, is raising the head or bowing forward, bending the elbows and legs too much, or keeping them too straight; they should always seem bent but not bent, seem straight but not straight, and the muscles and joints should be stretched. The head should be upright, the sacrum and the spine should be straight, the qi should sink, and the mind should be calm. The tips of the fingers and toes slightly use force, the teeth seem closed yet not closed, the tongue is seemingly rolled up yet not rolled up, all over the body the pores seem relaxed but not relaxed, and thus the internal power is issued outward and the weak points are changed into great power. It is not difficult to grasp its essentials.”

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Iowa City Monday Night Qigong http://www.clinic-eight.com/iowa-city-monday-night-qigong/ http://www.clinic-eight.com/iowa-city-monday-night-qigong/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:48:12 +0000 http://www.clinic-eight.com/?p=1834 April 27th, 2015 Workout: Warmup 10 minutes Small Vibrations set 15 minutes Gathering Qi set 10 minutes Crane Post 10 minutes Dr Ma Li Tang Breath Tuning set 20 minutes Zhan Zhuang (Wuji) 5 minutes Three point leg meridian post Seal/Wash 70 minutes of Natural Qigong! Some […]

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April 27th, 2015

Workout:

Warmup

10 minutes Small Vibrations set

15 minutes Gathering Qi set

10 minutes Crane Post

10 minutes Dr Ma Li Tang Breath Tuning set

20 minutes Zhan Zhuang (Wuji)

5 minutes Three point leg meridian post

Seal/Wash

70 minutes of Natural Qigong!

Some notes from Master Wang Xiangzhai —

“In daily life, the practitioner should, at any place or time, pay attention to body postures in walking, sitting, standing or lying, and regard them as part of proper training.  This is done based on Zhuangfa or “Pile Skills” – the skill of keeping steadfast like a pile under all circumstances.  One sets all parts of the body to an appropriate state, keeps the body erect, with a mind free from any distractions, regulating the mind and the breath, conserving the muscles, so that the natural energy of the cells can be directed from the inside to outside through the whole body. In doing so, the practitioner trains muscles, bones, and nervous system without knowing it.  What is crucial here is that one should concentrate the mind on perceiving the delicate motion and stillness inside the body.  When such a realm is reached, one will certainly understand the magical effect of Pile Skills. So Zhuangfa is the first thing one should learn to practice.”

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Life Nourishing Qigong at Downward Dog Yoga & Fitness http://www.clinic-eight.com/life-nourishing-qigong-at-downward-dog-yoga-fitness/ http://www.clinic-eight.com/life-nourishing-qigong-at-downward-dog-yoga-fitness/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:11:40 +0000 http://www.clinic-eight.com/?p=1830 April 20th, 2015 – Monday Night Qigong Class Thanks for joining in for another Monday night Qigong session! We had several first time practitioners join us tonight. We did just over an hour of Qigong exercise, and everyone did extremely well. The Workout: Warm up 10 minutes Gathering […]

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April 20th, 2015 – Monday Night Qigong Class

Thanks for joining in for another Monday night Qigong session!

We had several first time practitioners join us tonight. We did just over an hour of Qigong exercise, and everyone did extremely well.

The Workout:

Warm up

10 minutes Gathering Qi

10 minutes Crane Post

10 minutes Turning Cow

25 minutes Zhan Zhuang

5 minutes Gathering Qi

Seal the breath/Wash

See you next Monday night!

From Wang Xiangzhai’s book, Zhan Zhuang

TYPICAL FEELINGS AND REACTIONS DURING PRACTICE
Feelings and reactions during zhan zhuang practice can differ, depending on physical fitness
and health condition of practitioner. Usually positive results can be noticed after some 10 days
of practice. After exercise practitioner can feel lightness and is in pleasant mood. This feeling
is deepening after longer period of practice. Some people after a few days of training can
notice trembling of muscles, feelings of aching, numbness, swelling. In most cases it is caused
by tension, blockades, disturbed circulation, exhaustion or other physiological factors. If
practitioner is putting attention to getting the feeling of comfortable force, seeking relax,
avoiding tension, blood is circulating freely, muscles become agile and those reactions
disappear. But trembling which is not caused by tension and tiredness is usually a positive
effect, related to getting rid of blockades. This is natural and you shouldn’t try to control this.
But you shouldn’t try to induce or enhance this trembling. Sometimes there appear tears,
yawning, hiccup, stomach rumbling, fear, prickling. These are normal reactions, which
disappear when health improves.

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April 6th, 2015

We had some people trying Soft Natural Qigong for the very first time tonight. Everyone did very well. We did just over 60 minutes of Qigong. You can get a lot of benefit from daily practice of only 10-20 minutes. 60 minutes of training is not as easy as it may look! We will not have class next week. Come try an extremely simple exercise with powerful results! Stand, Relax, Breathe.

The Workout

10 minutes Gathering Qi

10 minutes Turning Cow

10 minutes Crane Post

20 minutes Zhan Zhuang

5 minutes Leg Qi exercise

5 minutes Gathering Qi

Seal/Wash

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