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World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, April 30th

By Dianefergurson
In case you are out and about on Saturday morning and see groups of people in the parks practicing some Martial Arts forms, April 30th is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.  It is an annual event that is held the last Saturday of April each year to help promote the related disciplines of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong.  It is held in over 60 countries and has been going strong since 1999.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, April 30th

Hong Kong, China

This multinational effort is ongoing and it's purpose is to expose people to the growing body of medical research related to Traditional Chinese Medicine and to help them fine resources and teachers in their own towns and areas.  Our class in Montclair, New Jersey will be at Verona Park this year and among other forms will be doing the Circle Walk Practice of Ba Gua Zhang which we have been studying for the last few months.
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day's stated goals are to:
 1) Educate the world about emerging medical research revealing health benefits that Tai Chi Chuan and qigong offer.
2) Educate about the increasing use of these ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities in business, education, penal and drug rehabilitation.
3) Provide a global vision of cooperation for health and healing purposes across geopolitical boundaries, and also an appeal to people worldwide to embrace wisdom from all the cultures of the world.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, April 30th

New Jersey, USA

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, April 30th

Ireland

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, April 30th

Phoenix, Arizona

If you are suffering with medical issues, emotional difficulties or if you simply want to learn how to use Qigong, Tai Chi and Traditional Chinese Medicine to cultivate better health, prevent illness; while also embracing, enhancing, and celebrating your spiritual connection to heaven and earth...seek out classes where you live.   
~ diane fergurson
You may also enjoy reading:
From Jing to Qi to Shen: An Interview with Healer Darren Orr
Eating with the Qi Diagram
Qigong: An Interview with Joanne Kornoelje
photos courtesy of Wikipedia and the Mir-Yam School of Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation
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