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2015 WTCQD Reports Flowing in From Worldwide!
4th installment ... featuring WTCQD Events in Athens, Greece; Narita, Japan (a Tokyo suburb's very first WTCQD event); Harlem, New York; Riga (Capital of) Latvia's FIRST WTCQD event; Ensenada, Mexico; Milford, CT (USA); South Windsor, CT (USA); Allentown, PA (USA), Wyndmore, PA (USA); Kankakee, IL (USA); Oakland, CA (USA); Boston, MA (USA) Medfield, MA (USA); Monument, CO (USA); Seattle, WA (USA); Zielona Gora, Poland; ...
This newsletter quickly FILLED, but more are coming...from the incredibly beautiful WTCQD Tai Chi & Qigong Family ...
If you missed the first 3 installments of WTCQD 2015 Reports, click here to view it. Please share these links and newsletters widely ...
encourage all your Tai Chi and Qigong contacts to Join Our Free Email Mailing List at WorldTaiChiDay.org
to stay plugged into global Tai Chi & Qigong developments.
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,
Before we get to the amazingly beautiful WTCQD 2015 video/photo reports pouring in ...
Last week we did a call out for reports on how you are utilizing our gorgeous (and labor intensive) WTCQD 2015 reports ... to give me and Angie inspiration to keep making them ... and offered suggestions about how you could expand World Tai Chi & Qigong Day throughout your area, state, or nation ...
... Tehran, Iran's WTCQD organizers inspired us BIG TIME, showing (below) how they utilize our WTCQD Email Newsletters, translating them into Persian, and sharing our webpages and other resources and links throughout the Tai Chi and Qigong family throughout Iran ...
... Mir Mohammadi in Tehran, Iran really came through, blowing our minds, and really inspiring us with his report of how they are taking the ball of info we offer: newsletters, our Media Kits, and our Global Email Newsletters, etc., as tools to expand their work in Iran ...
and are having a truly trans-formative effect in their country ... dramatically spreading Tai Chi and Qigong usage in Iran, and using World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and the tools we offer, like this newsletter, as a great vehicle to help them do that.
See below Iran report, followed by WTCQD 2015 Reports from all the above listed states and nations.
Also, see below "the NQA Celebrates WTCQD 2015."
And, NOW is the TIME TO ENROLL for the National Qigong Association's Amazing Annual National Conference!
Yours in Qi,
Bill Douglas & Angela Wong-Douglas, WTCQD Founders
p.s. We urge every WTCQD supporter to follow Iran's example of contacting Tai Chi and Qigong groups throughout their state or country to invite larger and larger participation each year, to expand TC and QG worldwide ... for a clearer, calmer, healthier world.
"We are all one big family."
-- Jet Li
IRAN WTCQD organizers are USING OUR FREE Email Newsletters & WorldTaiChiDay Resources in MIND BLOWING WAYS ...
I am Hossein MirMohammadi from IRAN. Thank you very much for you emails, especially those including our WTCQD celebration in Tehran - Iran.
I beg to inform you that, we forwarded the emails for most of friends of ours, but through mail services (i.e. Gmail, Ymail, . . ), not by the forward button in the email. Because finding and typing the correct email addresses was easier.
In the other hand, we linked your site address, everywhere we mentioned about the newsletter. For example these are some websites and weblogs of us ( in Persian language) that reported about the newsletter:
Thank you again and kind regards
Athens, Greece's WTCQD 2015 Reports ...
Dear Bill and Angela and World Tai Chi & Qigon Day,
A big hello from Greece and Master Shi Yan Xiang from
Shaolin Temple Athens!
Shi Yan Xiang
Shaolin Temple Athens, Greece
Prevezis 84, Athens, Greece
Narita, Japan's WTCQD 2015 Reports ...
(Narita is a Tokyo suburb)
Dear Bill and Angela and World Tai Chi & Qigon Day,
This is Japan's first World Tai Chi & Qigon Day event. More than 100 people enjoyed Tai chi chuan and Qigon in beautiful nature.
What a wonderful world we had an amazing time
Thank you for all your hard work
and providing this fantastic opportunity
National Qigong Association Reports on
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2015 NQA Events
Do you belong to a regional or national Tai Chi or Qigong association such as the NQA, or the India Kung Fu Federation, who sponsor WTCQD events all across nations among their membership?
If not, use these beautiful email newsletters to begin lobbying YOUR regional, national or international organization to follow the NQA's lead and let WTCQD be a rallying point for your members ...
I hope all is well/ I've uploaded the NQA World Tai Chi & Qigong Day video on our You Tube channel. We had 14 events hosted by NQA members.
Congratulations on another successful event, my friend.
Please take care and stay well.
Gary, National Qigong Association
The National Qigong Association 20th annual conference will be from Friday, July 17 to Sunday July 19
At the Dolce Basking Ridge Hotel, Basking Ridge, NJ
Zielona Gora, POLAND WTCQD EVENT ...
Riga, Latvia's Capital City's VERY FIRST WTCQD EVENT 2015 ...
Tai Chi & Qigong Medical Research ...
Consumer Reports Magazine Extolls Tai Chi!
Imagine resetting your age clock to run YOUNGER ... It's easier than you think ... Tai Chi is one form of exercise that can help develop balance, body awareness, and confidence. Research suggests that people who participated in tai chi classes cut their risk of falling in half.
-- Consumer Reports Magazine, 2015
See World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's "Medical Research Library
" for links to research articles on how Tai Chi and/or Qigong can help with nearly 100 common health challenges.
ON SENDING YOUR WTCQD REPORTS ...
upload your videos onto Youtube
, and then send us the Youtube link. It is way less work for us that way, plus you get increased outreach for your photos/video. You can use Windows Movie Make
r, a free video editing program, where you can add titles & music to imported photos or video.
Also, if you post your photos on a Facebook page, and send us the link, or post them in your WTCQD Event Listing, and then send us the link. But, Youtube and Movie Maker are great tools to learn how to use for your own local school's promotion!
Harlem, New York USA WTCQD report ...
WorldTaiChiDay.org Note: We support the Harlem WTCQD organizers vision of Tai Chi and Qigong in public schools.
At www.WorldTaiChiDay.org we have worked for years to help expand Tai Chi, Qigong, and Mind-body meditative internal arts into public school at all levels. Also in Special Education.
Silver City, New Mexico USA
GETS MEDIA EXPOSURE!
Silver City, New Mexico IN THE NEWS
Silver City Sun News
Andover Mass. and Silver City New Mexico Illustrate the VALUE of MEDIA EXPOSURE!
Silver City, NM (USA)'s population is about 10,000, and Andover, MA USA's population is slightly more than 30,000. I went to school in a town about this size. The hometown newspapers are WIDELY read as THE SOURCE ... imagine how many SiverCitians, or Andover, MA citizens, will see these group's LARGE COLOR-PHOTOS ARTICLES (above) on Tai Chi and Qigong's benefits!
We give you tools
to get your local media's attention, and we collect media addresses
, phone numbers, emails and easy to use links for your local media. Then you can use our free WTCQD Tai Chi Medical Research Library
to find PROOF that Tai Chi can help the majority of citizens in your community (heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, chronic pain, insomnia, etc. etc.), so you can then educate the public via your media coverage about this research. Tai Chi & Qigong teachers are not wealthy, typically, so you literally CANNOT BUY MEDIA LIKE THIS.
Yes, we know, WTCQD 2015 just passed, but start thinking about "next year's WTCQD 2016 event, and bookmark our above tools for future reference.
So, you're probably thinking, "Now how much is this gonna' cost me, people don't help promote my classes/school for free?"
WHY? To make a better world. It is satisfying to contribute to the well-being of others. It makes us feel good, when we help you help others feel good. IF YOU ARE NOT A TEACHER, but a student who is benefiting from Tai Chi and Qigong, it will make you feel better to spread the word on this good thing you've found ... it will help your teacher ... and in the end it will lower health costs for the whole society.
MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDERS:
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,
A few things happened here in Kansas City that we thought we should share. Before WTCQD 2015, one of our local students put up a "World Tai Chi Day Kansas City" event page on Facebook ... we did not ask him to ... he just did it because he wanted the goals of WTCQD to expand through the planet ...
... then following the event another student took the WTCQD Kansas City event video I had produced the evening after our event ... and he posted it all over Facebook ... we did not ask him to do it ... he just did it, because he loves the idea of WTCQD, expanding Tai Chi & Qigong to create a calmer, clearer, and healthier planet.
THIS is how World Tai Chi & Qigong Day came into being ... individuals ... like you ... deciding something healing should be promoted to expand out through the fibers of the community, nation, and global mind. When these people began habitually talking about WTCQD on their emails, and in classes, and on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. ... that is what made this mass global event possible ... and YOU TOO can play a role in this amazing global family of Tai Chi and Qigong connection and expansion for the betterment of society.
Forward your emails to friends. Post them and our videos, medical research, etc., on Facebook, retweet it on Twitter, and consider yourself a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day ambassador.
Yours in Qi,
Bill Douglas and Angela Wong-Douglas,
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Journals and Magazines Promote WTCQD newsletters!
Dear Bill & WTCQD,
We share information on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in every issue of our e-newsletter. Our subscribers and contributors are from all walks of life, and all around the world.
Our Spring 2015 issue is attached. If you would like to subscribe (it's free), let me know and I'll put you on our email list.
Karen Howard, Editor
From the staff at
Weird, Wonderful, Paranormal & New Age Topics
Excerpt from the Spring 2015 Issue of Psychic-Magic Magazine, a free online journal anyone can subscribe to by contacting them at:
WORLD TAI CHI/QIGONG DAY
April 25, 2015 - 10 a.m. local time
The following is an excerpt from an email from Bill Douglas:
Tai Chi and Qigong, based on the energetic systems of acu-puncture, our practice helps us, not to understand with our linear minds, but with our knowing it by feeling it again and again in our practice, that we are made of energy, a wave in the ocean of energy that is our universe.
... When we fall into that meditative flow we often think of it as losing our sense of self, a sense of, in a way, being connected to everything all at once. This is when we merge into the field ... the energetic foundation of the universe.
Most people who practice Tai Chi and Qigong become kinder and more patient over time. Perhaps, by immersing ourselves in "the field" and feeling our connection to every-thing ... it changes the way we see the world around us, and through millions of personal interactions ... changes the world.
One World ... One Breath
Mastery Magazine on WTCQD 2015
I want to wish you a wonderful day celebrating Tai Chi and Qigong. For the teachers and instructors of the Internal Arts, this is our only professional holiday throughout the year. Let's dedicate it to broadening the influence of our beloved arts among all the cultures and peoples of the world, as well as to deepening our own studies of Tai Chi, Qigong and related disciplines, so that we never cease to be amazed by the miracles created by these practices.
-- Lama Tantrapa
From the Founders of
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day ...
A book to help the modern world understand the BEST PARTS of Tai Chi, and explained in a way that modern students "can get."
Tai Chi & Qigong teachers worldwide use this book as a teaching tool.
This book has an Appendix that links readers to teachers of all styles worldwide who list in the free WorldTaiChiDay.org teachers directory.
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"Excellent book on Tai Chi. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Tai Chi. Web video support is superb!! There is so much packed into this edition. This will be my go-to reference on Tai Chi."
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"As a 40-year practitioner and teacher of tai chi and energy work, I have found this book to be the most up-to-date, user-friendly, and complete package for the study of this ancient art that can be found anywhere in the world."
OVERVIEW OF VIDEO SUPPORT FOR THIS BOOK -
WITH NEARLY 150 WEB VIDEO SUPPORT VIDEOS!
|The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong: Chapter 1 - Overview of Book's Web Video Support|
On my book as a tool to help expand Tai Chi & Qigong throughout society at all levels:
On my book, what I can say about it is that teachers worldwide are a part of it ...
Because it is the product of closing in on 40 years of Tai Chi and Qigong practice and study in many countries around the world, being exposed to probably more Tai Chi and Qigong teachers and styles than any human being due to our work organizing World Tai Chi Day, and thousands upon thousands of hours creating the richly detailed illustrations in the book, and of course the text, but even moreso the nearly 150 web video support videos that accompany this book, making it a state-of-the-art multi-media instructional, but with a focus on the universality of all styles of Tai Chi and Qigong's benefits, giving teachers very simple ways to explain amazingly deep and profound Chinese concepts ... in a tangible modern way.
I studied acupuncture for a year, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine, through Tokyo Japan's Wasada School of Acupuncture's US training program, and wanted to share with other teachers and students an overview of how Tai Chi and Qigong are part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. But also how Western Medicine is now embracing Tai Chi and Qigong mindfulness meditation as a powerful health tool. My decades of work in major health networks enabled me to keep abreast of the cutting-edge research on Tai Chi and Qigong as highly effective medical therapies.
Through decades of teaching Tai Chi and Qigong meditation in some of the world's largest corporations and health networks and institutions, I had to learn how to explain these ancient, often thought of as mystical, concepts in no-nonsense science based modern Western terminology, and this gave the book a richness that only decades of refining the message in front of some of the most challenging audiences, could have given. Most teachers, and even the top Tai Chi and Qigong masters' biggest struggle is not their ability to do the arts well, but their ability to explain sensations and self-perceptions that took decades to cultivate ... in a way that those who are new to the arts can resonate to and connect with ... and my decades of putting these internal arts out into the world, corporate, education, healthcare, penal rehabilitation, special education, etc., cultivated this skill in me ... and I share those years of trial and error and cultivation of techniques with teachers worldwide via the book.
So, why should a teacher or student believe that all this experience has resulted in anything of value? The proof is in the pudding, as my Mom used to say ... And our Tai Chi and Qigong Meditation Program at the University of Kansas Hospital has seen amazing results, people finding relief from type 2 diabetes; chronic pain; heart disease; parkinson's and MS, anxiety, insomnia, allergies and asthma, etc. See local PBS affiliate's feature on our University of Kansas Hospital classes titled "Tai Chi for Chronic Health Issues."
Many teachers worldwide have used my book as a tools to enhance what they teach, regardless of style, or Tai Chi or Qigong approach. The concepts can be used universally by teachers of all styles, to enhance, expand, and become even more effective by using our simple explanations of esoteric Chinese concepts.
My successful results are the result of my being open to other teachers' teaching around the planet, and that openness enabled my teaching to evolve, so I offer what I've learned in the form of this book to all teachers worldwide ... not as THE way ... but as more tools for your tool belt ... and for students of all styles to relax more into the process, to enjoy their teacher, their stumbles and falls, lightening up on yourself, your teacher and seeing the Tai Chi and Qigong journey as an adventure you cannot fail at, but can grow and evolve into as you "play" at it.
However, I wanted this book to be about more than just my teaching, because I believe Tai Chi and Qigong offer the world so much. So,
I included an Appendix in my book that directs readers to teachers around the world via the Tai Chi and Qigong Events and Listings Directories at WorldTaiChiDay.org, to help my book's readers find local teachers in their areas.
These are not affiliates of ours, or franchises, or teachers connected with us in any way other than just listing their local teaching on the free directories World Tai Chi & Qigong Day created, which has connected over one-million of our website visitors to local teachers' contact info.
This is the world's ONLY Tai Chi or Qigong book that refers readers to "all teachers in the world" as a resource, and provides links to connect readers with any and all teachers worldwide.
-- Bill Douglas, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong (4th edition, Bantam/Penguin Books)