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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day: April 28th

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day: April 28th

Get excited, but not crazy excited, more like peacefully excited for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on April 28th - that's this Saturday.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has been created to educate the public on medical research indicating that 70 to 85 percent of illnesses are caused by stress. Emerging medical research has shown that Tai Chi & Qigong can both profoundly benefit personal, physical, emotional and mental health. 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. Check out the site to find a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event near you.

OK great but what are they? Well, Tai Chi describes the vast ways of martial art styles originating in China. Most recently reports are saying that Tai Chi is an effective way to prevent shingles. Qigong on the other hand is an aspect of traditional Chinese medicine involving the coordination of different breathing patterns with various physical postures and motions of the body. Together they make two wonderful forms of promoting a healthy, happy you... hey, that's kind of like FitSugar.

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Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 8 years
I never wanted to try this.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
I loved when I drove the 41 Union bus here in San Francisco because I'd pass Washington Square park and drop off all of my elderly passengers from Chinatown so they could practive Tai Chi in the park. They would always say "Come join us! You love it!" But I couldn't I had to drive the bus. It always seemed so peaceful and quiet in the morning when the park is full of people practicing Tai Chi in unison. Even passing dogs are enthralled. Hey maybe I'll go now since I have mornings off. Washington Square park anyone?
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 8 years
I've wanted to try Tai Chi really badly, but never did...I never got ALL THE WAY into yoga and didn't want to desert it so fast!
scratch5 scratch5 8 years
This stuff is not just for old folks. I did QiGong moves as part of a warm up in a dance class and it was cool.
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