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Taichi Flashmob Antwerpen 2013
World Tai Chi Day Flashmob in Antwerpen, Belgium
STOPPING THE RAT RACE W/ TAI CHI



 

Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters,

 

The world is changing all around us, and we are a big part of that change. By working together as a global Tai Chi and Qigong community, we have gained media attention and exposed millions of people to Tai Chi and Qigong groups and teachers in local communities, regardless of style. All Tai Chi and Qigong can offer great benefits. Together ... we are changing the world.

 

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The Scientific American Magazine's cover (Nov. 2014) is on Meditation. Tai Chi and Qigong movements are often called "Moving Meditation." This is a great article with info that will resonate with Tai Chi & Qigong teachers and enthusiasts, and help reveal why our global work together creating World Tai Chi & Qigong Day each year is so important to the world. See article.

 

In little over 3 months we will once again wrap our planet in a wave of healing intent and health education. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2015 is approaching. 


But it is more than that. In the above beautifully moving [above] video from the WTCQD organizers in Belgium, you see how each year we come together to slow the rat race worldwide, and provide a calming healing image that, via media work we help you do (see below), affects millions of people worldwide each year.

 

Earth World Tai Chi & Qigong Day  

 

Below we offer articles with links to our homesite www.worldtaichiday.org to help you get started organizing a WTCQD event in your area, doing media work to let your community know about TC and QG benefits, and about your local group or classes.

 

Each article will begin with a video link to a past WTCQD event held in one of the over 80 nations that have celebrated WTCQD.

 

We also provide a wonderful Meditation Essay by Tai Chi & Qigong Master, Dr. Aihan Kuhn, with links to her site.

 

These are just a few of the many FREE resources WorldTaiChiDay.org provides to enthusiasts and teachers of Tai Chi and Qigong throughout the world. Our goal is to help create a calmer, healthier, and clearer world.

 

TEACHERS!  The New Year is the BEST time to market your Tai Chi and Qigong classes.  All health & fitness class enrollment surges in the New Year, so if have advertising funding, meetup groups, facebook or social media groups, NOW is the time to heavily promote your new Tai Chi and Qigong 2015 programs in your community. 

 

At WorldTaiChiDay.org we try to help teachers become abundant, because when you are busy and well utilized in your community, your town is calmer and healthier, and when teachers across a state or nation are busy sharing TC and QG then the nations and world become calmer and healthier.

 

One World ... One Breath.

 

 

 

 

Yours in Qi,

 

Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Global Wave of Goodwill!
 
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day ....
 
World Taiji Day 2014
World Taiji Day - A Global Wave


10 am local time, on the last Saturday or April each year, in over 80 countries people come together to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.   One World ... One Breath.























Scientific American Cover on Meditation!

 

What this has to do with Tai Chi & Qigong ....

 



This article in Scientific American on Meditation talks about "mindfulness" and how it can change the body and brain to function at higher levels.

Tai Chi and Qigong's slow mindful movements and sitting meditations are the quintessential "mindful meditation."

This is why Tai Chi and Qigong share so many of the benefits of meditation, plus others because of the physical component.

This Scientific American article is a MUST READ for Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts and teachers.



Some evidence even exists that meditation-and its ability to enhance overall well-being-may diminish inflammation and other biological stresses that occur at the molecular level. A collaborative study between our group and one led by Perla Kaliman of the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona showed that one day of intensive mindfulness practice in experienced meditators turned down the activity of inflammation-related genes and altered the functioning of enzymes involved with turning genes on and off. A study by Cliff Saron of the University of California, Davis, looked at the effect of meditation on a molecule involved with regulating the longevity of a cell. The molecule in question was an enzyme called telomerase that lengthens DNA segments at the ends of chromosomes. The segments, called telomeres, ensure stability of the genetic material during cell division. They shorten every time a cell divides, and when their length decreases below a critical threshold, the cell stops dividing and gradually enters a state of senescence. Compared with a control group, the meditators who showed the most pronounced reductions in psychological stress also had higher telomerase activity by the end of the retreat. This finding suggests that mindfulness training might slow processes of cellular aging among some practitioners.
-- Excerpt from Scientific American article, Nov., 2014




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MEDIA: WTCQD Events Covered Worldwide!
 
Last year, BBC World Television covered WTCQD events spanning parks and squares across Latin America and the world.

BBC News  Chinese martial art in Latin America
BBC News - World Tai Chi Day in Latin America

 


FREE MEDIA KITS ...
To help you get maximum media coverage of your event and local classes. A free resource from WorldTaiChiDay.org.

Click for media resources.

Media Coverage of WTCQD
WTCQD Founder gains massive media coverage of his local WTCQD event, and passes on tips to help you to do so.




















 
ORGANIZING KITS: for WTCQD Events!
 
FREE Official WTCQD Organizing Kits are used by groups worldwide to organize successful World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events in over 80 nations. In the below video the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizers in New York City pull together massive crowds each year, and often gain major media coverage.

World Tai Chi Day in New York City
World Tai Chi Day in New York City



Click for FREE Organizing Kits from WorldTaiChiDay.org that you can use for your local event.


 























 
BANNERS & FLYERS: WTCQD Events!
 
Official WTCQD Banners and Flyers are used by groups worldwide to augment their videos, to show the public why they are gathered and to give media a context shot of their event. In the below video the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizers in Singapore use their banner in their WTCQD event video. [See frame 4:27]

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Singapore 27th April 3. By TaiChi SJY LLP  website: taichi.sg
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Singapore.
By TaiChi SJY LLP website: taichi.sg

Click for FREE Banner or Flyer artwork from WorldTaiChiDay.org that you can use for your local event.


 






















 
MEDICAL RESEARCH: WTCQD Events!

 

WTCQD has spent the last 20 years collecting medical research on Tai Chi and Qigong to help local enthusiasts and teachers to educate the public about the profound medical research showing how Tai Chi and Qigong can help with a host of health challenges.

See below San Antonio, Texas WTCQD organizer sharing some of the medical research info we provide w/ her local media and community.

Mejo Okon on World Tai Chi Day
Mejo Okon on World Tai Chi Day - San Antonio Television News


Click to view and utilize the Medical Research Links from WorldTaiChiDay.org that you can use to educate your local media, public, and health institutions.

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TAI CHI & IMMUNE SYSTEM:
In their randomized-control-trial study, Tai Chi alone was found to increase participants' immunity to varicella as much as the vaccine typically produces in 30- to 40-year-old adults, and Tai Chi combined with the vaccine produced a significantly higher level of immunity, about a 40 percent increase, over that produced by the vaccine alone. The study further showed that the Tai Chi group's rate of increase in immunity over the course of the 25-week study was double that of the control group
-- Violet Li, Tai Chi Examiner, Angelina Jolie should start taking Tai Chi lessons, January 9, 2015

A MEDITATION ESSAY: Dr. Aihan Kuhn

 

Meditation
by Dr Aihan Kuhn 医者



Meditation has been around for about 5000 years. It spread to Western society thousands of years after it was adopted in the East. It finally started to really gain popularity in the West in the middle of the 20th century. Now more and more researchers are studying this kind of practice, and proving that there is a lot of value to this ancient practice. We are learning more and more about the multitude of benefits that come from practicing regular meditation.

Qi Gong and Tai Chi practice are a kind of moving meditation. This is a higher level of meditation which can provide even more health and healing benefits, including: mind, body, organs, immune system, brain, anti-aging, performance of tasks, creativity, organizational skill, emotional balance, social skill, healing, energy, martial skill, happiness, and more.

In Qi Gong and Tai Chi practice, one of the most important aspects is Relaxation. This is something many people have hard time finding, often because of the lack of well trained instructors. Some people study Qi Gong and Tai Chi for years. They practice the movements, but don't get the meditation part because they are unable to relax. Some instructors strictly focus on movements which make students more anxious. Practicing without relaxation affects their learning, healing and they don't get the maximum benefits that Qi Gong and Tai Chi have to offer.

Qi Gong and Tai Chi is not about how perfectly you can perform the movements. It is about how well you move your Qi (internal energy), how relaxed you can be, how aware you are of your energy center and that all parts of the body follow the energy center. It is about how smooth and well controlled your breath is, and how focused you are during the practice. All these things come from your intention.

Qi Gong is easier than Tai Chi. It is becoming more popular due to its healing benefits and the fact that everyone can do it. Tai Chi has many layers, like when you peel an onion. Every year you learn more no matter how skilled you are at it. For beginners, you get the meditation and relaxation benefits; for advanced practitioners or students, you develop stronger Qi and martial skills, and self defense skill. As you become more advanced, your life has an incredible quality and nothing can affect you and nothing can bring you down. This is what we consider reaching to the Qi summit. How to do we get there? It starts with relaxation, then persistent practice, and continuing to learn from the master.



Enjoy a free Sitting Qigong Meditation from WorldTaiChiDay.org at:
Stress Relief Relaxation Calming Sitting Qigong Meditation
Stress Relief Relaxation Calming Sitting Qigong Meditation

See how Tai Chi stopped the rat race at the main train station in Antwerp Belgium, when the Belgian World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizers held a Tai Chi Flashmob at the main train station.

Taichi Flashmob Antwerpen 2013
Taichi Flashmob Antwerpen 2013



 
















 
Contact:
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
10100 Roe Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66207
913-648-2256
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

A great resource for all Tai Chi and Qigong Teachers and Enthusiasts -- a Groundbreaking Book from the Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day -- on How to Explain these Ancient Arts in Modern Language:

 

 

The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong helps enthusiasts and teachers explain the arts to the general public in a fun and highly effective way, no matter what style of Tai Chi or Qigong they practice or teach. See below review from a top Tai Chi champion and teacher.

CIG 4th Edition 

"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS BOOK
MY INSTRUCTOR IS GLAD I HAVE IT."
-- Lawrence B.E. Hogan

 

"This book takes the best parts of T'ai Chi and makes them understandable [to Westerners] without requiring a grounding in Chinese culture and history."
-- Sifu Yijiao Hong, USA All-Tai Chi Grand Champion and USA Team member



"Visionary! If you only buy one book on T'ai Chi, then this is the book."
-- 
Dr. Michael Steward Sr., Senior Coach for Team USA


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tai Chi & QiGong is a rich gift from perhaps the most passionate Tai Chi/QiGong teachers and advocates in the world ... As a scientist and Tai Chi teacher myself, I am always looking for new ideas for translating and conveying Tai Chi concepts to my academic colleagues and students. This book is chock-filled with often humorous, yet profound ideas, metaphors and images that help make the deep art of Tai Chi accessible to all. 
-- Dr. Peter Wayne, author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi



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