World Tai Chi Day One World, One Breath
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 - Hundreds of Cities - Over 70 Nations BE A HEALING PART OF HISTORY !!
On the last Saturday of April each year at 10 am, tens of thousands in hundreds of cities, in over 70 nations come together ... to breathe, to move and to offer the world a vision of togetherness. Be a part of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2012. Help spread the word! With events across the world: http://www.worldtaichiday.org/ World Tai Chi & Qigong Day begins at 10 am with groups in New Zealand, and then quietly spreads time zone by time zone across the globe, to finish with the final events in Hawaii.
"The Opening Ceremony Statement" for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters & Participants,
This global wave of goodwill provides a vision of hope and healing to a world hungry for such visions. Each year to view the photos of people from different cultures, religions, and every corner of the earth . . . breathing together . . . in this global Tai Chi & Qigong movement . . . is profound.
When you look through the photographs and videos you see that "look" on people's faces, a look that conveys a feeling that all of us who've experienced the well-being that Qi, or life energy, expands through our mind and body when we make the space to breathe . . . and to let, calm, and wellness expand through us.
When you see that look in all these diverse faces, from so many different lands, you can't help but deeply realize that we are indeed "one world . . . and, . . . one breath."
We are all connected by the field of life energy that physicists are now discovering permeates all existence.
By immersing ourselves in the field of life energy again and again, we become more and more grounded in the absolute reality that . . . we are all connected . . . all part of the web of life. And, by cultivating and growing the realization personally and globally, we may help in a subtle quiet way to usher in a more elegant future that nurtures us all in ways we cannot yet even imagine.
Again, thank you for making this extraordinary event and health movement possible thru your organizing and participation each year.
Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas, Co-Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day''
See http://worldtaichiday.org/community/wtcqd/gallery.php for photos from previous events
Tai Chi Nation and Living Movement
For World Tai Chi day Tai Chi Nation has teamed up with Living Movement and World Tai Chi Day for an event in Exeter, Devon Saturday 28th April.
There will be demos, free lessons and more at the Cathedral Green (from 9.45am) and Princesshay Shopping Centre (from 11.30am).
Based at the The Hub On The Green, this year in Exeter several local tai chi groups will practice and share their art with an event that starts in the Cathedral Green and finishes with a series of demonstrations in the Princesshay Shopping Centre
9.45 - 10.15am Cathedral Green everyone welcome to join the world and become part of a global healing energy wave with One World, One Breath tai chi and qigong exercises
10.15 - 10.45 Cathedral Green
free classes and demos in tai chi and qigong from several different groups
11.30 - 1.00 Princesshay Shopping Centre
A fabulous selection of demonstrations from a variety of local groups and players. Here’s the line up:
11.30 Barbara Morris with Age UK Short Form to X Hands
11.45 CMC Short Form with Angus - everyone welcome to join
11.55 Angus and kids, applications
12.00 Chen groups – silk reeling lao jia, canon fist, sword, broadsword and pushing hands
12.20 Joe Salmon from Tai Chi Nation with kid’s group
12.30 Charmouth Tai Chi – 24 step form
12.40 Open Palm – pushing hands
12.50 Wuji Acadamy – 9 fighting methods; da lu
13.00 – 13.15 Living Movement – San Shou and straight sword
ALL MORNING - tea, coffee and cakes, see tai chi videos, talk tai chi, find out about classes/courses etc at The Hub On The Green Exeter’s centre for sustainable health.
For more details see http://www.livingmovement.com/news.html
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