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Hong Kong women in Pink  WTCQD in Hong Kong (Women in pink are a breast-cancer
survivor Qigong group studying under Dr. Luk)     

 

 

 

Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters,


 

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Did you know that our Official WTCQD T-Shirts have
"One World ... One Breath" written in 34 languages?
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ARTICLES:
 

Below is an article on a very important Tai Chi & Qigong
Teacher SAFETY TIP.

 

Popular E-Magazine "health24" advocates Tai Chi!  Answering
the question: "Can tai chi help reduce disease?"

Read article.




UNTANGLING OUR WORLD 

w/ TAI CHI & QIGONG!

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Press Release
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Press Release Video
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By coming together each year to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in over 80 nations, we are having an amazing effect globally, by permeating Tai Chi and Qigong into world culture and throughout the internet [see Youtube article below]. Have you ever pondered the global implications of Tai Chi and Qigong's expansion throughout the planet? Scroll down for essay titled, "Untangling Our World."
  

 

Reminder: LAST DAY for early-order discounts
on Official WTCQD T-Shirts. Click to view or order.
Groups can save big by making group orders.
"One World...One Breath" in 34 languages on back!

 

 

Official T-Shirt Back - One World ... One Breath 34 Languages  



 

Did you know that government bodies worldwide have officially acknowledged Tai Chi & Qigong's health and social benefits for their citizens when they proclaimed WTCQD for their state, city or nation? Scroll down for video on govt. bodies worldwide proclaim WTCQD.

 

Did you know that there are over 36,000 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day videos on Youtube.com, and that a Google search for "World Tai Chi Day" provides MILLIONS of links?  WTCQD has permeated global culture and the internet, educating millions worldwide about Tai Chi and Qigong benefits and bringing the far corners of the planet together each year ... to breathe together, and provide an example for our world.

 

One World ... One Breath

 

Harlem New York has held World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events each year, see video further down in this newsletter.
 

 

 

Volunteers in KC Inspect Official WTCQD T-Shirts!

See video of past years' KC WTCQD volunteers at a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Official T-Shirt folding party. THANK YOU KC volunteers for your efforts each year that result in groups worldwide wearing "One World ... One Breath" WTCQD T-Shirts. [Note: the video below is of a past year's WTCQD t-shirt folding party. 2015's Official T-Shirts are black with teal-blue logo and text.
 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Volunteers Do Their Part for This Global Health-Healing Event
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Volunteers Do Their Part
for This Global Health-Healing Event

 






 

 

UNTANGLING OUR WORLD ...

 

Earth World Tai Chi & Qigong Day  

 

When we visited Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Tai Chi research center, we discussed how when we flow through Tai Chi and Qigong movements, we feel the tight tangles in our body becoming "un-glued" and as we breathe and flow, the dams of rigidity we held in our bodies are massaged and exhaled. 


 

Hong Kong Polytechnic Bill
 

WTCQD Founder at Hong Kong Polytechnic University's

Tai Chi Research Lab.


 

This results in our body being less divided into individual parts and muscle groups, as our body becomes one flowing whole, rather than isolated parts separated by these dams of rigidity that stress causes in us. Could this tell us something about the state of our society, nation and world?

Did you know that the "Yin Yang" symbol, is also referred to as the "Tai Chi" symbol? One of the things the yin yang symbol represents is the fractal nature of life. When our DNA is unhealthy, the body is unhealthy. When bodies are unhealthy, the community is unhealthy, and the nation and the world are unhealthy.


 

Yin Yang's Self-Replication
 

The dots inside the waves, containing other yin yang, or tai chi, symbols are smaller yin yang symbols, and the dots in those are smaller ones, and on and on ... symbolizing the fractal self-replicating nature of life ... and how individual health makes world health. 

 

 


 

Everything starts in the human mind in the world today. When minds are stressed and tight, they see division and separation from the world, and from others in the world. Recent research shows that we are less compassionate when stressed.


 

Tai Chi and Qigong's ability to ungrip and loosen the body and mind so that we can flow more and more smoothly thru our Tai Chi and Qigong movements ... may also help our world become less divided.


 

In 3 months, people in 80 nations will come together to hold mass Tai Chi and Qigong exhibitions and teach-ins on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. The world will "breathe together," and release the dams of rigidity in our bodies, our minds, and contribute to the untangling of division and rigidity in our world.


 

One World ... One Breath.


 

WTCQD Egypt Women
 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Egypt    


 


 

The 7th Annual Harlem Celebration of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Harlem New York Celebration of
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day


 

 

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One World ... One Breath.

 

 

 

 

Yours in Qi,

 

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


 

 

WTCQD Israel  

WTCQD in Jerusalem, Israel        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tai Chi & Qigong Teacher SAFETY Tip!


 
Many Tai Chi and Qigong teachers are finding that their student base are largely people who have read about the Medical Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong.

A WORD OF CAUTION.

Many of these new students are dealing with the health challenges that Tai Chi and Qigong research are proving they can help with. So, this has an impact on how we teach. If Tai Chi and Qigong teachers had a Hippocratic Oath, it too would begin with "DO NO HARM.".

This new generation of Tai Chi and Qigong seekers may have physical issues that may limit their ability to do Tai Chi and Qigong the way other students do, so we encourage teachers to be conscious of that.

What we tell our students at all our classes, but constantly in our hospital classes, is: "Tai Chi and Qigong should NEVER HURT!" And if it does, to talk to the teacher so we can help them adjust and modify their movements.

For teachers teaching primarily combat and athletic Tai Chi or Qigong, who may not really be interested in a more remedial form of  Tai Chi and Qigong may consider referring them to another teacher that does.

We want to obey our primary duty to DO NO HARM.

If you are unfamiliar with the emerging research on Tai Chi and Qigong, as a teacher, you may want to learn more. WorldTaiChiDay.org has created a free public service used by teachers, governments, and health professionals worldwide.


Medical Research Library
























WorldTaiChiDay.org Directs World to Events and Schools ...


 
Learn how to list your group, school, event at WorldTaiChiDay.org! We have connected over one-million of our readers to contact info for local teachers via our global Tai Chi and Qigong School Directory!  See above links at WorldTaiChiDay.org.

























WorldTaiChiDay.org Offers Media Kits and Organizing Kits to Help Create an Event ...


 
























World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Proclaimed by Government's Worldwide ...

Government Bodies Worldwide Officially Recognize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Government Bodies Worldwide Officially Recognize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day



 
WorldTaiChiDay.org also gives a "how-to" tutorial to groups to help you get Official Proclamations of your local World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event from local, regional, and national government bodies and officials.

























WorldTaiChiDay.org Offers Resources to Teachers of Tai Chi & Qigong ...


 
























World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Mission ...


 
See WorldTaiChiDay.org 's menu for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Mission Statement.  

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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Past Events VIDEO & PHOTO Gallery ...


 
See WorldTaiChiDay.org 's menu for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Gallery of VIDEOs and PHOTOs of past WTCQD events around the world.

Beautiful, amazing, and moving.  

























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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