Yiquan tem destaque na mídia internacional
Diversas reportagens têm surgido em todo o mundo, com grande interesse nesta peculiar forma de ginástica mental;
‘A Arte da Imobilidade’.
Nova Iorque, Inglaterra, França, Noruenga, Holanda, etc…
Holanda, 15 de março de 2005
França, 1 de setembro de 2004
18 de novembro de 2001 Manhattan, NY (EUA) e Abril de 1997 Berger, Noruega
1-Em 18 de novembro de 2001, artigo foi publicado no New York Times (veja acima a esquerda) a respeito do mestre Quinones e seu empenho na propagação da prática Yiquan / I-Chuan. os alunos de Mestre Quinones são do Mercado de Cambio de Nova Iorque onde conferenciou sobre os benefícios a saúde e condicionamento físico.
2- Em abril de 1997, Mestre Quinones e sua propagação do Yiquan / I-Chuan estava num artigo num jornal local em Bergen, Noruega. A figura apresentada acima é uma estudante, Hilde Opstvedt, praticando uma do postura Yiquan em um dos seminários.
Often Frantic, Traders Find A Pastime: Not Moving
Standing for a living in the ear-shattering pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange gave John Orlando, a futures trader, a bad back. Business in the pit is conducted so fast and furiously by its heaving, jostling mass of humanity that buyers looking for the right seller typically end up in a moshlike melee.
But ever since Mr. Orlando began practicing a Chinese form of meditation called yi chuan, another kind of standing has made that pain disappear. What Mr. Orlando and 10 other traders at the Merc have discovered is that standing perfectly still for 30 to 45 minutes while meditating with eyes closed, knees slightly bent, is the best antidote to a hard day on their feet.
“Standing quiets my mind and body and allows the energy to flow,” says the extremely fit Mr. Orlando, 42, sounding more like a New Age acolyte than a 22-year veteran of the city’s financial trenches.
Yi chuan came to the Merc three years ago when Russell Rosenthal, who has been a practitioner for nine years, introduced both the system and his teacher, Jesse Quinones, to the exchange.
The system, which is also known by the evocative term mind boxing, was developed in China in the 1920’s by the practice’s grand master, Wang Xiang Zhai, as a healing alternative to more pugilistic martial arts forms. Like acupuncture, yi chuan works on the principal that energy blockages in the body cause sickness. Instead of using needles, a teacher helps students heal themselves through various postures and visualizations intended to treat specific ailments.
Vincent Viola, chairman of the exchange and one of Mr. Quinones’s students, is a convert. “I’m a pretty high-energy person,” said Mr. Viola, in whose office the sessions are conducted, “but it’s much more efficient energy, and I’m more patient because I have more energy to observe.”
Mr. Quinones, who teaches the discipline at the Merc, says stressed-out Wall Street traders are ideal students.
“I was trained as a fighter,” said Mr. Quinones, who visited Beijing last summer to receive the blessing of the grand master’s heir, Mme. Wang Yu Fan, to teach yi chuan in the United States. The 47-year-old son of Puerto Rican parents who was raised on the Lower East Side also holds a black belt in karate, but he is not interested in teaching traders to fight.
“A lot of them are stressed out and drink and smoke,” he said. “They want to learn how to stay around awhile. They want to learn how to heal.”
Mr. Quinones, who says standing meditation not only builds sound minds and strong bones but also strengthens circulation and the immune system, has served a varied group of clients that includes the professional boxer Monte Barrett of Queens and Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Darrell Russell. As for the brokers, Mr. Quinones’s goal is to “give them something to prove that there’s more to life than the exchange floor.”
Although some practitioners focus on the higher purpose of yi chuan, the traders at the Merc are more comfortable talking about the secular applications.
Mr. Rosenthal credits yi chuan with helping him keep his cool, especially after a bad day in the market.
“I’m not saying I punch walls,” Mr. Rosenthal said. “But if you feel like you want to kill someone, yi chuan gives you the freedom to walk away and take time for yourself.”