Thank you everyone that came out on a cold April 26th, Saturday morning to participate in World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day in Quincy at Dame Shirley Park. Those present had a great morning of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. We shared, collaborated, and became one as we breathed in & out in our Tai Chi stance.
Here is a message from the co-founders:
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,
If you would like to support our global health & healing efforts, you can, by purchasing one of our beautiful and meaningful Official WTCQD T-Shirts.
NEW NIH Reported STUDY SHOWS OPTIMISM IN PARTNER KEY TO HEALTH:
For 15 years WorldTaiChiDay.org has organized Tai Chi and Qigong teachers and groups worldwide to come together to expand their teaching of these mind-body arts. We have amassed breaking medical research to prove to all those sharing these tools just how important what they teach is.
We have worked to empower Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts, so that you are convinced that you are a valuable resource in your community, and that together we can positively impact the world by educating millions worldwide of Tai Chi and Qigong's benefits offered to them. We make you feel big. Some in the Tai Chi and Qigong community will try to make you feel small, because they feel small. We know because we've suffered through many of them over the years through nasty belittling emails we get from time to time. HOWEVER, the overwhelming majority of the Tai Chi and Qigong family are open minded, open hearted visionaries who know how powerful these mind-body tools have been in improving their own lives ... and have a desire to share them. WE BELIEVE IN YOU. THAT IS WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO ALL YEAR, YEAR AFTER YEAR, AFTER YEAR.
Tai Chi and Qigong teach us how to loosen our hearts and minds, to become more open to new possibilities and ideas. Neurological research is showing that meditative practices like Tai Chi actually increase brain size, and other research shows that meditation increases the empathy and compassion parts of the brain.
In Earth's coming future as the planet gets more crowded and everything around us changes faster and faster, the ability to be loose and flexible in body and mind, and an increased sense of empathy and compassion will be profound assets. When you share Tai Chi and Qigong's mindful meditative practices with others, and when we all do it together all over the planet, we are playing a profound role in the unfolding future of our planet. We are in a time of great wonder and hope. WE are part of that wonder and hope unfolding across our precious planet.
FREE BOOKS to Celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2014:
Khadi Madama, Founder of Fa Shen Training Arts, is giving away copies of his book "Taoist Alchemy and Chi Gong." You can download it in PDF at his site: http://www.yourstrulyyogatv.com/BOOKS-BY-KHADI.html
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Also, Just for the asking, everyone can receive a digital copy of Sifu Richard Kosch's Tai Chi Principles for Massage Therapy, as his gift for participating in the event. His book was very well received last year. All they have to do is simply email Khadi at: YoursTrulyYogaTV@aol.com and put Tai Chi Massage in the subject and the digital copy is theirs.