Friday, December 7, 2007

Lecture at the Asia Society

Two nights ago, I was invited by a friend to attend a lecture and book signing event by a world renowned chi gong master (gentleman seated on the right) at the Asia Society, a cultural institution and museum in the Upper East Side. The chi gong master claimed that the martial art, which included breathing exercises, can cure everything from cancer to asthma and diabetes. I was surprised nobody in the audience contradicted his statement. Maybe everyone was being polite.

So what kind of exercise do you do?

13 comments:

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

I would've been surprised too, Ming. But you never know...

I've been doing quite a bit of Type Kwon Blog lately. :)

Ming the Merciless said...

HAHAHA! That's a good one.

I've been practicing Eat A Lot lately.

Neva said...

I'm with Fenis...type kwon blog....but I also try to walk....I have tried a few night shots....still need practice but really appreicate your help!

• Eliane • said...

A friend of mine wants to drag me to a Tai Chi class... I like the idea, but I went to a class years ago and was bored out of my mind. Maybe I was too young then.
I use to run every morning when I fell out of bed. This year, I started the year by the New Year's Eve run in Central Park, you know, to start the year on the right foot... then zippo...

Isadora said...

the only exercise i get these days are my fingers on the keyboard :(

Murphy_jay said...

I do a lot of 'surfing' minus the waves. :p

-K- said...

I do a lot of walking around Los Angeles, trying to find something interesting or someone interesting to photograph. Other than thay, very little.

alice said...

I'm thinking to breath with apllication, ha ha!

Keropok Man said...

I do lots of jaw exercises daily! :-)

Chris said...

During the day, I get a lot of finger exercise like Fenix, but at night, we head to the "Y." I do at least 30 minutes on the elliptical and then 15-20 minutes on a variety of strength machines. . . They have this new machine that is similar to the elliptical but imitates rollerblading. I'm going to try that one tonight, I think.

BTW. . .I'm not an exercise nut.

Chuckeroon said...

Ming, I somehow think that your commentators are not entering into the spirit of this Eastern Wisdom. ;-)

However....it's certain that plenty of exercise and "healthy" normal eating are good for you, so there's not much magic there, is there?

citygirl15 said...

I hate the going to the gym. Tried yoga for an entire summer, but had such difficulty with some of the poses. Maybe I should try chi gong. My daughter goes to classes in the East Village and swears by it.

annulla said...

Here's my workout schedule:

MONDAY
Beat around the bush
Jump to conclusions

TUESDAY
Climb the walls
Drag my heels

WEDNESDAY
Push my luck
Make mountains out of molehills

THURSDAY
Bend over backwards
Run around in circles

FRIDAY
Toot my own horn
Pull out all the stops

SATURDAY
Add fuel to the fire
Open a can of worms

SUNDAY
Put my foot in my mouth
Go over the edge


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