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Tai Chi Learning/Teaching Tip:
"Where do the children play?"

 

Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,

 

Below you'll see articles on Harvard Health Publications advocacy of Tai Chi for balance; and news about a Tai Chi Flash Mob being held on Falls Prevention Day to call attention to Tai Chi as a powerful solution to balance issues, as well as an explanation of why you should "like" WorldTaiChiDay on Facebook, or "follow us" on Twitter.

But first, I wanted to let everyone know that today is Angela's 60th birthday  Many of you know that Angie has dedicated much of her life to connecting the global Tai Chi and Qigong family in order to advance these arts to contribute to a healthier, calmer, and clearer planet.

I wanted to honor all these years Angela has put into this vision, her business skills, organizing skills, creativity, and courage to put so much of her personal savings on the line has made this vision of a global movement for health with a motto of "One World ... One Breath" possible.

 

As you've read WorldTaiChiDay.org was just chosen one of the World's Top Qigong Resources. None of this would have been possible without Angela Wong's business managment skills, her dogged determination, her huge heart, and her willingness to risk her financial future to fulfill a vision of connecting and uniting the global Tai Chi and Qigong community. It has been a herculean task on her part.
 

In Chinese culture the 60th birthday is a VERY important event in one's life. So, I made a short home video to let Angie know how important she's been to me, and our family, and to this global family of Tai Chi and Qigong players. Angie does so much of the work, but gets so little of the recognition, this video is my way of saying "thankyou Angie."

You can view the below short home Video Tribute to WTCQD Founder, Angela Wong Douglas, to commemorate her 60th birthday, a VERY special birthdate for Chinese people.
Please take a moment to wish Angie a happy
60th bday at angelaorders@aol.com
  

 

Good Qi to all, and happy 60th Angie!

 

Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

 
   

 Angie organizing for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at the international

Tai Chi competition event in Hong Kong. Master Luk, the Hong Kong
WTCQD event organizer is to the right.
Kathleen Sebillius 
Angie (left) as part of the Tai Chi delegation who met with now
US Health & Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebilius, to
explain the benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong for society.

 

Grand Masters   
Angie meeting with the Grand Masters from China of the
Wu, Yang, Chen, and Sun Style at the International
Tai Chi Symposium at Vanderbilt University.
(Photo courtesy of Rod Feguson of Australian Tai Chi)

 

 Angela Speaks at National Council on the Aging

Angela speaking at the National Council on the Aging conference, a historic
meeting of Tai Chi experts from around the nation, organized
by NQA founder, Roger Jahnke, to expand Tai Chi programs
through senior programs throughout the United States. 

 

 

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 Angie coordinating the annual Official WTCQD T-Shirt shipping party
that she not only organizes and coordinates, but also always
makes delicious snacks for all the volunteers.

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TAI CHI LEARNING/TEACHING TIP:
 
"Where do the children play?"     

Famed singer/song writer, Cat Stevens, asked in his beautiful song
"Where  do the Children Play?" WTCQD founder, Bill Douglas, has the answer.
 

 

Maple Valley Washington  

 

In my classes, I'll often see new students getting frustrated with their balance, and because of the confusion learning so many seemingly complicated Tai Chi moves can evoke.

I remind them of 2 things:
A) When the Chinese do Tai Chi, they don't say "I'm going to do a Tai Chi WORKOUT,"
but they say, "I'm going to PLAY Tai Chi."
B) The Alzheimer's study that just came out showed that Tai Chi increases brain size, and its this sometimes frustrating complexity that creates chaos in your head that is what you feel when you sprout new neurons.

I also tell my frustrated students that I have taught so many people coming from so many situations, some with varying states of paralysis doing Tai Chi in wheel chairs. But, we all do Tai Chi in our own way, and by breathing, loosening, and flowing through movements, even if our movement can only be one arm and our shoulders and head because that's our mobility ability ... then we are enjoying the essence of Tai Chi. Everyone does Tai Chi in their own way at their own level.

I let my students know that when I first started Tai Chi I was so frustrated with how awkward I felt that my mind would lock up in utter chaos, which I called getting "earthquakes inside my head."

But, I realized over time what science is now showing about Tai Chi, that "chaos" and "disorientation" we feel trying to learn where to put our left foot, right foot, left hand, right hand, and breathe and loosen, and align our posture, etc. ... that feeling of chaos is actually new neurons sprouting .... its not a bad thing, but a very good thing to feel it.
I tell them that in a year or two you'll look back and realize that Tai Chi wasn't that hard, but it was our mind and all the issues in our head that made it so hard. Tai Chi will untangle the head and heart as it does the body if we can keep an attitude of "playing" Tai Chi. Kids that are playing cannot "play wrong." Play cannot be done wrong, because it's PLAY :-)

If you stick with Tai Chi you'll get it. If your head makes you feel like mine did, saying, "Bill you are too clumsy to do this, you don't deserve to do this, only people who are good at Tai Chi should be in the class" then you will drop out like I did, and you won't enjoy the lifelong benefits.

Now, I was lucky enough to keep coming back to Tai Chi until I got it, and I thank God every day that I did.
PLAY TAI CHI ... IT'S FUN !!!!

Bill Douglas, WTCQD founder and author of the best-selling "The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong," and 2009 Inductee to the Internal Arts Hall of Fame in New York.

 

 

 

THIS LEARNING/TEACHING TIP IS IN MEMORIUM OF MY MOST INSPIRING STUDENT, KIM

 

 

 Kim 

Kim, performing the Single Whip at the very first World Tai Chi Day event.

 

 

 



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BREAKING NEWS!    

Harvard Health Publications Reports "Tai Chi Improves BALANCE.

  

 Venezuela 
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event, Venezuela, WTCQD 2012

 



Try tai chi to improve balance, avoid falls

Posted August 23, 2012, 9:00 am
Stephanie Watson, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch
 

Compared to the pumping intensity of spin or Zumba, a tai chi class looks like it's being performed in slow motion. Watching the gentle, graceful movements of this ancient Chinese practice, it's hard to imagine that tai chi can burn off a single calorie or strengthen muscles. But this exercise program is far more dynamic than it looks.

 

"The slowness that you see from the outside can be deceptive," says Dr. Peter Wayne, research director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

 

Read entire article at:
http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/try-tai-chi-to-improve-balance-avoid-falls-201208235198



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BREAKING NEWS!    

Tai Chi Flash Mob to Illustrate Tai Chi as Balance Challenge Solution
  


 

 

 

 

 

World First World Tai Chi Day  Flash Mob 2011 Sorrento Quay Perth Australia
World First World Tai Chi Day Flash Mob 2011 Sorrento Quay Perth Australia


 
 

 

 

Tai Chi Flash Mob Planned In Recognition Of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -

A Tai Chi flash mob is planned to captivate and astound members and guests of Parrish Health & Fitness Center at 9 a.m. both Monday and Tuesday, September 17 and 18. Unbeknownst to most of the members participants will begin the demonstration at the east end of the main hallway. As they make their way to the center's front door they will slowly move through the first eight Tai Chi forms.

 

The wellness-based center, located at 2210 Cheney Highway, Titusville, hopes to promote this alternative form of exercise in recognition of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, which will be observed on September 22. National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is observed the first day of Fall to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults.

 

Why Tai Chi? This gentle form of physical activity is ideal for our aging population, who are at the greatest risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries due to falls. Tai Chi improves movement sense, postural control, balance, walking ability and coordination; and it enhances ones ability to participate in functional tasks such as reaching and sitting. Overall, the practice of Tai Chi reduces the fear of falling and incidence of falls.

 


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http://www.wftv.com/news/news/health-med-fit-science/tai-chi-flash-mob-planned-recognition-national-fal/nRHdm/ 

 

 

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PAST BREAKING NEWS!     Tai Chi increases brain size.
 
Prevention Magazine   



 
 

Medical research shows that Tai Chi increases brain size. Read entire article at:

http://www.prevention.com/health/brain-games/health-benefits-tai-chi

 

WTCQD founder, Bill Douglas, was interviewed by Prevention Magazine regarding ways people can find local classes and get started. Bill directed Preventions worldwide readership to find local teachers in the free classes/events directory at www.worldtaichiday.org.

http://listings.worldtaichiday.org/ 

Do you know of a Tai Chi or Qigong teacher in your area who has not listed in WorldTaiChiDay.org's free directory?

Teachers in all 50 US states and over 70 countries have listed for free. WorldTaiChiDay.org has connected over 1,000,000 of our site's visitors
to local teachers listing.

Why do we offer this free service? To make a healthier, calmer and clearer world.

The existence of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's hub, WorldTaiChiDay.org is formed to get the world involved in Tai Chi and Qigong, because it'll make a better world.

 

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MORE WTCQD 2012 Event Photos/Videos

See more beautiful Tai Chi and Qigong family photos from events worldwide ...


 
   

Phoenix, Arizona (US) 2012 WTCQD events:

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, Scottsdale AZ
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, Scottsdale AZ

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
WTCQD 2012 event photos:

 Abu Dhabi   

 

See more Abu Dhabi event photos at:

 

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150787939909168.428390.721674167&type=1#!/photo.php?fbid=10150787953274168&set=a.10150787939909168.428390.721674167&type=3&theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

New Zealand, WTCQD 2012:

New Zealand   

 

Had a great WTCQD and well attended by over 300 people. For the opening mass
performance of the 10 Forms Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan at 10:00am it was literally
wall to wall tai chi. Yes, we do need a bigger stadium. It was our 11th WTCQD Event
here in Auckland and each one manages to be a bit better than the last.

 
Best regards
David Wong, 
Auckland, New Zealand

 

    

 

 

 

  

 
See more photos and videos of WTCQD events from around the world at our Photo/Video gallery:

http://listings.worldtaichiday.org/Event-Photos-and-Videos/

   

 

 

 

 

 


Angela Wong, Co-Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 
 
Angela's 60th birthday is Sept. 8th, 2012.

I created a short video tribute to Angela from her family for all she's accomplished in her 60 years, sharing her love with us, but also for her lifelong dedication to the formation of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.

Angela "Oi Yue" Wong was born in Hong Kong, the daughter of Cantonese, Chinese parents. She migrated to the US after coming to study at Kansas State University at Ft. Hays where she got a business management degree.

Angela has dedicated most of her life to bringing the world Tai Chi and Qigong community together to help advance these ancient health arts to contribute to a healthier, calmer, clearer world.

After viewing the above short video tribute to Angela, please take a moment to wish her
a happy bday on this very special 60th birthday.   You can contact her at angelaorders@aol.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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