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Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters,


 

Would you like to see a kinder more compassionate planet?  Well, if you do, you may be helping to move the world by participating in the global annual health & healing event of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!  A mind-body revolution is happening worldwide, and you are in the center of it.


 

Parade Magazine makes Meditation their Jan. 2015 cover story -- the #1 Health Booster of 2014!  See article link below, and also videos of people doing the moving meditations of Tai Chi and Qigong at WTCQD events all around the world ... covered by media..
 

 

ONLY 14 DAYS before EARLY ORDER Official
T-Shirt discounts expire and prices increase
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Groups can get even greater discounts when you order together.

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Does your group have your Official WTCQD Banner artwork, you can take to Costcos and print into a banner for your 2015 event?

Click here to get your Banner Artwork:
 http://www.worldtaichiday.org/Posters_flyers.html

 

 

2013 04 27 Whip For World Tai Chi Day  Owasso, OK
Oklahoma's World Tai Chi Day Event in Owasso, OK
utilizes the Official WTCQD Banner Artwork


 

 

Did you know recent research shows that stress blocks our ability for empathy and compassion of strangers, as reported in Science Daily

 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global wave of connecting via Tai Chi and Qigong mass exhibitions and teach ins, may be advancing global empathy and compassion for 2 reasons. #1 is that these mind-body arts profoundly reduce stress levels in practitioners (the research shows that less stressed people are more empathetic and compassionate). #2 is that the Science Daily article also explains that when people feel some connection to others beyond their world, it unlocks their ability to be more empathetic to their suffering.

 

WTCQD Egypt Women  

 

When people in over 80 nations come together each year to play Tai Chi and Qigong as part of a global wave, and see the videos and photos of others playing with them around the world ... it, according to the research, may make us more empathetic to others around the world. Suddenly you have Tai Chi and Qigong connections with people in nations you would never have traveled to. Suddenly, they are not faceless people images on a news screen, they are people like us, that we have connected with.
 

WTCQD Israel  

 

Please alert everyone you know that World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2015 is rapidly approaching! Time to organize!


 

In about 3 months people around the globe in over 80 nations will come together across racial, ethnic, religious and geopolitical borders ... to breathe together.  


 

Qigong means "breath work" or "energy work." Our global wave of Qigong across the planet each year is an example to the world of how we, the human family, can come together to create a profound vision of health & healing.


 


HOW THE WORLD IS CHANGING!

A few T'ai Chi & Qigong teachers and enthusiasts have felt uncomfortable with the term "meditation" being associated with what they teach, because of the "flaky" connotation long associated with mind-body arts. That day is no more ...

 

Last issue highlighted Scientific American Magazine's cover story on meditation. This week Parade Magazine (one of the most highly read publications) chose Meditation as the #1 Health Booster of 2015. Tai Chi and Qigong are often referred to as "meditation in motion." Today, when people hear the word "meditation" they no longer think of Woodstock or Haight-Ashbury, they think of Harvard Medical School, and cutting edge science.

 

Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi  

 

We have worked for 16 years to flood the world with medical research and information to move T'ai Chi & Qigong  beyond just a martial art or an exercise ... to assume its rightful place as a high science that changes mind and body in profoundly beneficial ways.

 

Together, by organizing World Tai Chi & Qigong Day celebrations across the planet, we are changing the world. Our work together has led government bodies worldwide to pronounce officially the profound health benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong practice for their citizens. See below video - share widely!

 

Government Bodies Worldwide Officially Recognize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Government Bodies Worldwide Officially Recognize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - WorldTaiChiDay.org provides free kits to help you get official proclamations for your WTCQD event.

 

 

WorldTaiChiDay.org has facilitated the connection and mutual cooperation of Tai Chi and Qigong teachers, enthusiasts and organizations worldwide, to expand the public's awareness of Tai Chi and Qigong as a public health treasure. Together, we have made Tai Chi and Qigong a crown jewel in the new mind-body revolution.

 

Below is a very unique video promotion for the WTCQD organizers in Tunisia, North Africa ... an example of how local groups utilize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day to promote the arts in their city and nation. It is in French, but very visual and understandable.

 

Journée Mondiale de tai chi et Qigong en Tunisie/ Tai Chi and Qigong world day in Tunisia
Journée Mondiale de tai chi et Qigong en Tunisie/ Tai Chi and Qigong world day in Tunisia

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Tunisia

 

 

This newsletter offers videos of major media coverage of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events, covered by national and international media throughout the world. Together, we change the world, contributing to a calmer, clearer, and healthier planet.

 

 

ON OFFICIAL T-SHIRTS:

REMEMBER, IF YOU ORDER YOUR OFFICIAL T-SHIRTS BEFORE 1/31/2015, YOU WILL SAVE BIG ON INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP ORDERS ... POLL YOUR GROUP OR CLASSES NOW, TO GET YOUR GROUP ORDERS IN while the EARLY-ORDER discounts are still available.

 

 

One World ... One Breath.

 

 

 

 

Yours in Qi,

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONLY 14 DAYS UNTIL T-SHIRT PRICES INCREASE 

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If you go to the below links, you'll find that we just lowered the Pre-Order T-Shirt prices from:

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50 plus group orders: Reduced from $16.25 to $13.75 

 

The above reduced Pre-Order prices are only good for all orders we receive BEFORE January, 31, 2015. On Feb. 1st, prices will go up to the higher prices. You can order now before months end for individual or group discounts on Early Orders.

 

 

 

 

IF YOUR LOCAL GROUP DOES GROUP ORDERS, YOU CAN SAVE BIG ... AND SAVE EVEN MORE BY ORDERING ASAP BEFORE THE 1/31 DEADLINE AND PRICES INCREASE.

You can pre-order Official WTCQD 2015 T-Shirts (individual or group discount orders) at:

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T-SHIRTS BEGIN SHIPPING AROUND FEB. 15TH, 2015,

but by PRE-ORDERING NOW, you can save deep discounts on your Official WTCQD T-Shirts.

 

"One World ... One Breath" in 34 languages on the back of the WTCQD Official T-Shirts.  A beautifully meaningful piece of history that YOU CAN WEAR! 

 

 







 




 

 












Croatian National Television Covers
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Croatia

OTV TaiChi 1 World TaiChi Day Jiaozuo Taijiquan Championship
OTV World Tai Chi Day
Jiaozuo Taijiquan Championship


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ABC 7 TV News Los Angeles Covers
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in LA!
 
 
Shaolin of Lomita on Channel 7 World Tai Chi Day
Shaolin of Lomita on Channel 7 World Tai Chi Day
























Agence France Presse TV News Covers
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Cuba
Celebration of Tai Chi day in Cuba
Celebration of World Tai Chi Day in Havana, Cuba
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International Media Covers World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Israel!

 

 
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebrated in Israel
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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Brings the World TOGETHER!

World Tai Chi Day Egypt-Israel
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Egyptian National News Covers Egypt's
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Cairo!

 


World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day - Egypt News - 2011
World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day - Egypt News

 


























Canadian Television Covers Canada's
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Events

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Covered by National Canadian TV and Media
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Covered by National Canadian TV and Media
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BBC TV Covers World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Events Across Latin America!
 
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

 






















 
Tbilisi, Georgia's TV News Covers World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Events in Georgia!
 
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Italian TV News Covers World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Events in Italy
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - Tai Chi and Qigong Mondo Giorno Covered by National Italian Media
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - Tai Chi and Qigong Mondo Giorno Covered by National Italian Media
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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

What is 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.























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



* Available in ebook or paperback. See above links.


































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The Official WTCQD 2015 T-Shirt

"One World ... One Breath" in 34 languages on back.

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of Tai Chi & Qigong worldwide ...



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