World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day on April 26th

Be a healing part of history! The last Saturday of April each year (at 10 am local time) in 100s of cities, spanning over 80 nations, people come together, to breathe together, providing a healing vision for our world. From

“The annual April event is open to the general public, and begins in the earliest time zones of Samoa at 10 am, and then participants across Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America take part, with celebrations in eighty nations and several hundred cities, ending with the final events in the last time zones of Hawaii almost an entire day later. Celebrations include mass t’ai chi ch’uan and qigong exhibitions in many cities, and free classes in most participating cities.”

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day’s stated goals are to:

1) Educate the world about emerging medical research revealing health benefits that t’ai chi ch’uan and qigong offer.

2) Educate about the increasing use of these ancient traditional Chinese medicine modalities in business, healthcare, education, penal and drug rehabilitation.

3) Provide a global vision of cooperation for health & healing purposes across geopolitical boundaries, and also an appeal to people worldwide to embrace wisdom from all the cultures of the world.

4) To Thank Chinese culture for the gifts of tai chi and qigong to the world.

Click here for Merlian News podcast interview with Qi Gong Master Mingtong Gu

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by Staff