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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Press Release
FEEL FREE TO USE THIS VIDEO TO PROMOTE YOUR "LOCAL" WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY EVENTS!
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
OFFICIAL 2015 WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY T-SHIRTS
World Tai Chi Day Event in AUBURN, ALABAMA (USA)
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters,
SAFETY FIRST REMINDER: If your local coming WTCQD 2015 event involves a "teach-in" where you show the crowd a few moves of Tai Chi or Qigong to relax and so they can be part of the world wave ... KEEP IT FUN, LIGHT AND EASY. Many come to TC and QG because of health research they are reading, and may be dealing with mobility issues. DO NOT GET NEW PEOPLE TO DO CHALLENGING TAI CHI OR QG MOVES -- KEEP IT LIGHT, EASY AND FUN FOR EVERYONE, when you do the inclusive part of your event.
The 3 prize packages CONTINUE TO GROW, and are now up to
$372 each in value!
See article down in newsletter, Official T-shirt Photo Contest for details.
MUMBAI, INDIA GEARS UP FOR WTCQD 2015!
See article later in this newsletter for beautiful photos of past India events.
JUST IN FROM LONDON, ENGLAND WTCQD ORGANIZER INVITES MAYOR OF LONDON AND UK PARLIAMENTARIAN:
Hi Bill and Angela,
Thanks also for all the helpful information on the WTCQD website - it's very inspiring and motivating. You've put in so much work to help make the process of holding an event easy and fun for organisers around the world, as well as instilling the sense of collective global community. Bravo!
I'm on your [WTCQD newsletter] mailing list, and really appreciate your information about medical research.
Thanks again for organising this amazing event. Having now invited the mayor of Milton Keynes, I am now about to invite the Member of Parliament for the region (equivalent of congressman), as well as the local councillors.
Gosh, I hope the weather is nice on the morning of April 25th!
All the best,
TAI CHI & QIGONG AS MEDICINE (PARKINSON'S DISEASE):
See article lower in newsletter.
Senior Kung Fu Master, Mr. Che Cheng Chiang passed away. See memorial article later in newsletter. We honor his work on this planet. Thank you!
We'd like to thank Dr. Keith Jeffrey, creator of the innovative Easy Tai Chi DVD program, for his generous donation to our World Tai Chi & Qigong Day OFFICIAL T-SHIRT PHOTO CONTEST. Dr. Jeffrey's popular programs he's donating total a grand value of $206.87 in program content. And remember there will be THREE WINNERS chosen after WTCQD 2015 ends. BRINGING OUR PRIZE PACKAGE UP TO $354!
See more on Dr. Jeffrey and his program in the article below on the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Official T-Shirt Photo Contest.
Dr. Peter Wayne, author of "The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi", has just generously contributed 3 copies of his ground breaking book to our WTCQD Official T-Shirt Photo Contest! Dr. Wayne has been a pioneer in expanding Tai Chi into healthcare at all levels, and his profound book has enabled Tai Chi teachers worldwide to expand their teaching into health institutions.
Dr. Peter Wayne, author of the acclaimed "Harvard Medical
School Guide to Tai Chi" explains what research has been done
on Tai Chi and cardiovascular function?
We hope this Official T-Shirt Photo Contest prize package will grow in value as we reach out to the world's top Tai Chi and Qigong DVD and CD producers, and authors to contribute 3 each of their programs to be part of this package, and so we can introduce you and your important work to the global family of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters, organizers, and participants.
THE ZEN OF TAI CHI ...
THE ZEN OF BEING:
Whether you are new to Tai Chi and Qigong moving meditations or have been doing them for decades ... we all often experience ourselves slightly rushing them, knowing it is good for us to do, so doing it, but with the goal of finishing it so we can move on to something else we have to do.
But as we become more experienced with Tai Chi and Qigong, we catch ourselves in this "utilitarian mode" quicker, and then return to the breath, the letting go, the soong (the sinking), and sink deeply into the experience of that Tai Chi or Qigong movement ... reveling in the center of the moment and the sensation of it.
When we slow down enough to experience that "Zen state" of fully feeling the splendor of all the sensations of our being as the bandwidth of our mind relaxes open to feel "everything all at once," is when life feels miraculous.
The world is constantly in a rush these days. Tai Chi and Qigong's "sinking" or "soong" experience, where we freefall into the center of what we are feeling at that moment ... this is when life becomes miraculous and precious beyond words. It is a state of gratitude and effortlessness where we fully appreciate this miracle of life we have been given.
THIS IS A MODEL FOR LIFE! As we practice being "in the moment" during Tai Chi and Qigong, we begin to do so more when washing the dishes, feeling the silky sensation of warm water on our skin, or allowing our eyes and mind to fully drink in the colors of the veggies in the super-market produce aisle--an art exhibit beautiful beyond any found in museums. We begin to see the miracle in the mundane. Watch the below video of a World Tai Chi Day event in Belgium, where suddenly all the rushing commuters suddenly feel as though something miraculous has unfolded before them.
Amazingly Beautiful World Tai Chi Day video from Belgium Central Train Station -- World Tai Chi Day Flashmob STOPS THE RAT RACE
TEACHERS, ASK YOUR STUDENTS TO PONDER THIS:
I have been telling my students in preparation for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2015, "You may have exciting lives and amazing places to be all the time, like the man in Carly Simon's "Clouds in My Coffee" hit, where he's always in some exotic place watching a full solar eclipse or something. But my life isn't like that, so to have the opportunity once a year to "Play Tai Chi with the entire planet," and then hang out with a very interesting and eclectic group of people (which all Tai Chi or Qigong groups are), is something ... well, something you just don't get to do every day. So, I hope you'll see what an extraordinary gift is being offered to you on Sat. April 25th, 2015, and will open to it--be in the moment, not rushing to the next busy task--and experience something truly amazing, rather than just the old normal stuff. Be a healing part of history!"
As when doing Tai Chi or Qigong, "take a breath and let go of everything" and the world will come to you ...
One World ... One Breath
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events are spreading all across the planet, as groups get ready for WTCQD 2015. Be a healing part of history!
You and your group will find an article below chalk full of valuable tools and resources to help you organize a successful 2015 event, get media for it, official proclamations, and much more ... so that you can spread awareness of Tai Chi and Qigong and your local classes throughout your community and our world. Scroll down for article.
INDONESIA'S WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY EVENT
PHOTO CONTEST NEWS:
The PRIZE Package for the Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirt PHOTO CONTEST ... IS GETTING BIGGER :-)
Dr. Keith Jeffrey, producer of the famed, "Easy Tai Chi" DVD will be adding some of his valuable products to the Photo Contest Prize Package, as is Dr. Peter Wayne of Harvard, author of the acclaimed "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi." See article on Photo Contest below for entry details and increasing value of prize.
TAI CHI AUTHORS & DVD PRESENTERS, would YOU like to contribute products to our Photo Contest Prize Package? See article.
People get excited to be a part of a global connecting event like this, and are happy to support it ... if you ask them. You can get HUGE group order discounts of Official WTCQD T-Shirts.