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Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,
  
Before we get to the amazing stories of the Mayo Clinic reporting 2.5 million Americans do Tai Chi, and the even more amazing story of Tai Chi being done before a major global national government's ministers, we have four quick BUSINESS NOTES:
  
1) We now have EMAIL  addresses for many Associated Press offices in the US and beyond. We spent two grueling days calling all the AP offices to get their email addresses to make it easier for WTCQD organizers to send press releases. Click here to get your local area's AP office email or phone no.
  
2) ALL Official T-Shirt orders through April 13th HAVE SHIPPED. So if you haven't received your order by April 19th, call us asap at 913-648-2256 (any day between 11 am and 6 pm US Central time).
  
On behalf of the global family of world tai chi & qigong day organizers, we'd like to thank you for making WorldTaiChiDay.org's global organizing, education, and media work on behalf of the global tai chi & qigong community possible!
Without your support via the Official T-Shirts ... we couldn't do it.
  
3) IT IS IMPORTANT that ALL WTCQD event organizers list your event in our directory, or else media, etc. cannot find you. Click here to list/register your event, if you haven't already:  http://listings.worldtaichiday.org/Tai-Chi-Photos/Register.html
  
4) A BIG thanks to Jim Filby of Kansas City for your $250 contribution to WorldTaiChiDay.org. We used the funds to launch a mass Press Release Distribution alerting media worldwide of the global events coming soon, and directing media to local tai chi and qigong groups all over the world, for local story coverage.
  
  
NOW, TO BREAKING NEWS:  We begin with stunning photos of the National Government of Brazil honoring World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and Brazilian organizers, Master Woo, founder of Being Tao, and Professor Jose Milton Oliveira.
  
We at WorldTaiChiDay.org have long held a vision that one day every Congress, Assembly, and Legislative meeting in the world would begin with a meditative centering experience like Tai Chi, Qigong, etc. This event may be an inkling of where the world is headed.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong teachers find over time that their classes change the energy of the building or institution they hold classes in. The Qi is clarified. This Brazilian National Government building will be left with an indelible imprint from this event.
  
See article, here's a taste:
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 Brazil's National Council of Deputies, tai chi group in front/center





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Mayo Clinic Says 2.5 Million Americans Now Use Tai Chi to Improve Health! 
                               
  
According to the Mayo Clinic, a US medical research group, more than 2.5 million Americans are reporting decreased stress and anxiety, increased energy, stamina and flexibility, muscle strength and definition and balance. There is also evidence that Tai Chi improves immune response, sleeping patterns, lowers cholesterol levels, relieves joint pain and, in older adults, reduces the risk of falls. The University of Queensland conducted a study of the effectiveness of using Tai Chi to combat stress and depression, as did Sydney University that was published in the European Respiratory Journal that demonstrates the effectiveness of Tai Chi in fighting stress and improving general health.
  
-- The Times of India, April 11, 2013
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
WTCQD Organizer Tips!
  
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List your event on Craigslist under "classes" for your city.
  
Also, set up a Tai Chi and/or Qigong Meetup
at Meetup.com.
  
Announce your event on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  
Place announcements on your local newspapers and tv calendar sections.
  
Find more tips in our Organizing Kits and Media Kits at www.worldtaichiday.org.
  
Also, find contact links to your Local, Regional, and National Television, Newspaper, Magazine, and Radio Media.
  
  
  

 

 

 

 

 

New Free WTCQD Banner Artwork!
  
  
We found some printers couldn't use the PDF file for the free WTCQD banner artwork we provided.
  
  Poster Banner Generic
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

So, we reformatted it into a smaller JPEG version of 60 inches by 20 inches, which you can get printed on poster paper at Costco for under $20.
  
Download the artwork for free at:
  

 

BE SURE TO SHOOT 3 TO 5 MINUTE VIDEO CLIPS OF YOUR WTCQD EVENTS ... and then post them to Youtube following your event, and send the youtube links to us at billdouglas@worldtaichiday.org so we can share them with the world.

 

NOTE: Many new cell phones have camcorders in their apps. If you don't have one, ask your kids or grandkids to shoot video with theirs, and to help you upload it to Youtube on WTCQD. They'll be happy to help!
Make WTCQD a family affair :-)

 

INCLUDE YOUR BANNER IN YOUR VIDEOS & MARK YOUR LOCAL "CITY/STATE/NATION" ON THE BANNER SO VIDEO WATCHERS WILL KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WORLD.
 

 







 

Brazil's National Government Honors World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!
Dia Mundial do Tai Chi e Qigong!
  

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Brasil Natl 5                                  
Professor, Jose Milton Oliveira leads a Tai Chi movement before the Brazilian National Council of Deputies. 
  
Brasil Natl 1                                  
One of Brazil's National Deputies honors
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
  
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Brazil's National Council of Deputies look on
as Tai Chi is performed in their official chamber.
  
  
See more photos of this historic event at the Brazilian government website:
http://www.camara.leg.br/internet/bancoimagem/default.asp?data=12/04/2013  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Australia City Council Sponsoring World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013!
  
                                                                   
Breaking news! Cheryl Lee Player of New Castle, Australia, just notified us that the CITY COUNCIL of New Castle has just approved city sponsorship of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events in New Castle, Australia, meaning the event will become much larger, with city support, and recognition.
Congrats Cheryl and the New Castle WTCQD players!
Australia New Castle
  
  
  World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, New Castle, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

This Follows Perth's Lead in 2012, When Perth's City Council Supported World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Perth!
  

                                                                   

Bev Abella, WTCQD organizer in Perth, Australia, hosted WTCQD Founders, Bill & Angela Wong Douglas to speak at their extraordinary event in 2012.
  

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City of San Francisco Proclaims World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - 12,000 Will be Exposed to Tai Chi and Qigong!
  
                                                                   
East West Academy of Healing Arts is partnering with the New Living Expo in San Francisco, where they will kick off their World Tai Chi & Qigong Day celebration at 10 am on Saturday the 27th.
  
The City of San Francisco has proclaimed World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for their event, and they will have World Tai Chi & Qigong Day banners up through the entire weekend and provide WTCQD information at their booth to the 12,000 plus New Living Expo attendees.
  
  

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"We admire so much what you, Angie and WorldTaiChiDay.org have done and are doing. Certainly we, East West Academy of Healing Arts and The World Congress on Qigong will continue with publicity for WTCQD!!!"
-- Effie Chow, World Congress on Qigong
   San Francisco, California USA
  
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Master Richard Jesaitis is Gearing up for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013
in New York's Central Park!
  
World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day 2010 - Central Park
World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day 2010 - Central Park

 

 

Tai Chi and Qigong Exercises Improve Health: Medical Studies Have Shown.

 

Now Is Your Chance to Learn How and Why.

14th Annual World Tai Chi-Qigong Day in Central Park

10 AM, Saturday, April 27, 2013

 

 

 

Teams of more than 500 practitioners from over 28 NY, CT and NJ groups will perform a mass demonstration of the ancient Chinese exercises believed to promote health and reduce stress; followed by 30 exciting special performances of advanced forms and martial arts techniques. The Central Park event is part of a 14-year-old Internet organized worldwide celebration including more than 2,500 coordinated events on six continents in 75 countries and 48 U.S. States. This international healing wave of energy and visual calm begins in Australia, sweeps across Asia and Europe, rolls through the Americas, and completes its cycle on the peaceful shores of Hawaii. Free and open to the public.

 

 (The East Meadow is just north of 97th Street, along Fifth Avenue.)

 

Tai Chi is a moving meditation works each and every muscle, joint and organ; it heightens the spirit, energizes the body and strengthens the immune system, while relaxing the mind and reducing stress. Develop flexibility, concentration, coordination and balance, as well as muscle tone and strength. Tai Chi improves cardiovascular fitness in older adults, relieves chronic pain, increases energy, endurance & agility.

Schedule of Events

 

10:00 - 10:30 AM - Mass Demonstration - Beginning at the stroke of 10:00 AM, all Tai Chi and Qigong groups will simultaneously perform their key forms, exhibiting all the different styles.

 

10:30 - 10:45 AM - Group Picture - Participants and guests form a large line on the rise, facing south and photographers will take a memorable panoramic group picture.

10:45 - 12:45 PM - Special Demonstrations (see below for details) - Selected teachers and advanced students will demonstrate many seldom-seen advanced forms and special techniques.

 

12:45 - 1:00 PM - Open communication between guests & participants: learn all there is to know.

 

Master Richard Jesaitis, Organizer & Master-of-Ceremonies

Annual World Tai Chi-Qigong Day in Central Park

RJTaiChi@aol.com

646-698-3375

                                 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
A WorldTaiChiDay Zen Koan - What Does Tai Chi and Qigong Feel Like Inside? Perhaps, a bit like this!
 
Enjoy this AMAZING human art piece!
 
Shadows - Lindsey Stirling (Original Song)
Shadows - Lindsey Stirling (Original Song)
                                 
  
  
  
  
  
  
Mexicali, Mexico Prepares for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013!
Dia Mundial de Tai Chi y Qigong!
  
Tai Chi Quan - Wushu S??mano IWTC
Tai Chi Quan - Wushu S??mano IWTC
  






Lima, Peru Prepares for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013!
Dia Mundial de Tai Chi y Qigong!
  
                                                                   
D??a Mundial del Tai Chi y el Chi Kung 2012 - World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2012
D??a Mundial del Tai Chi y el Chi Kung 2012 - World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2012
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Havana, Cuba-World Tai Chi & Qg Day!
Dia Mundial de Tai Chi y Qigong!
                                                                      
D??a Mundial del Taiji y el Qigong en Cuba 2012
D??a Mundial del Taiji y el Qigong en Cuba 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  

Cartagena, Columbia Promoting FIRST World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013!
Dia Mundial de Tai Chi y Qigong !
  
                                                                   
  

I write to say that in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, South America, we are working hard for the world day of Tai Chi, and we have printed your promotional poster for WTCQD events. Your friend and collaborator.

  

Justo Serrano Lopez,

Cartagena, Columbia

 

 Columbia, Cartagena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uruguay Set - World Tai Chi & Qg Day
Dia Mundial de Tai Chi y Qigong!
  
                                                                   
Dia Mundial del Tai Chi 2011
Dia Mundial del Tai Chi 2011
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brasilia, Brasil - World Tai Chi QG Day!
Dia Mundial do Tai Chi & Qigong!
  
                                                                   
Dia Mundial TAI CHI 2012 Brasilia.wmv
Dia Mundial TAI CHI 2012 Brasilia.wmv
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro's Dia Mundial do Tai Chi & Qigong 2013 Builds!
  
  Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
2012 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egypt Gears Up for WTCQD 2013!
  
World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day - Egypt News - 2011
World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day - Egypt News - 2011
  
                                                                   
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Medical Tai Chi
The New WorldTaiChiDay.org
Project!

 

The NEW WORLDTAICHIDAY.ORG PROJECT, is to ask individuals on this email list who have experienced health benefits from their Tai Chi and/or Qigong practice to record a short 3 or 4 minute video explaining what health issue their Tai Chi or Qigong practice helped with. We plan to begin posting these in our Medical Research Library in the future under those health issues where we have medical research on them.
  
Feel free to mention your teacher/school, or the book or dvd that you learned from, and your city/state/nation if you feel comfortable doing so. You'll need to then upload it to Youtube as a public video, and send us the youtube link at billdouglas@worldtaichiday.org.
  
Your story may help someone change their life. We've collected Medical Research articles for 15 years for our Library at http://www.worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDHlthBenft.html
But, to have a human face talking to others facing the same challenges is a powerful thing, perhaps as or more powerful than just reading the research results. You can be a healing force in this world.

  
One World ... One Breath





 
  
  


                                 
Harvard Medical School to Launch Tai Chi Lecture Series ON WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2013!
  
WTCQD organizers can partner on
spreading this video series worldwide!
  
  
Harvard Medical School will hold a series of lectures on the Tai Chi medical research being done at Harvard Medical School.
  Harvard Medical School

Three Harvard researchers, including Peter Wayne, author of the exciting new Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, will present in this series.
  
Harvard plans to release these video lectures ON WTCQD 2013 in conjunction with our global events!
  
WorldTaiChiDay.org Ezine Newsletter will send out the link to this, so enthusiasts worldwide can view the series, and also forward the link on in their press releases, facebook, twitter, Meetup, etc. announcements.
  
Your local WTCQD will be held in conjunction with this major Harvard event. You should include this and the video link in all your event announcements.
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Together, changing the world one central
nervous system at a time.
  
PLEASE, share the below video Press Release widely!
  
One World ... One Breath,
  
Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas,
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Press Release
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Press Release
Contact:
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
10100 Roe Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66207
913-648-2256
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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In This Issue
Mayo Clinic Says 2.5 Million Americans Now Use Tai Chi to Improve Health!...
WTCQD Organizer Tips!...
NEW Free WTCQD Banner Artwork!...
Brazil's National Government Honors World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!...
Professor, Jose Milton Oliveira leads a Tai Chi movement before the Brazilian National Council...
One of Brazil's National Deputies honors World Tai Chi & Qigong Day...
Brazil's National Council of Deputies look on as Tai Chi is performed in their official chamber...
Australia City Council Sponsoring World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013! Following Perth's Lead...
City of San Francisco Proclaims World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - 12,000 Will be Exposed to Tai Chi & QG...
New York Central Park WTCQD!...
A WorldTaiChiDay Zen Koan - What Does Tai Chi and Qigong Feel Like Inside?...
Mexicali, Mexico Prepares for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013!...
Lima, Peru Prepares for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013!...
Havana, Cuba-World Tai Chi & Qg Day!...
Cartagena, Columbia Promoting FIRST World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013!...
Uruguay Set - World Tai Chi & Qg Day!...
Brasilia, Brasil - World Tai Chi QG Day!...
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro's Dia Mundial do Tai Chi & Qigong!...
Egypt Gears Up for WTCQD 2013!...
The New WorldTaiChiDay.org Project...
Harvard Medical School to Launch Tai Chi Lecture Series ON WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2013!
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