Saturday, April 4, 2015
TAI CHI WORLD DAY
Dr. Paul Lam
Saturday April 25 is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
People all around the World Practice Tai Chi and Qigong at 10 AM in your time zone. We hold hands in light and harmony celebrating with gratitude how Tai Chi helps us in all areas of our lives. We practice alone and in groups, large or small, indoors or out, rain or shine. We practice many forms of Tai Chi and Qigong health exercises developed for strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, improved creativity and mood. We practice self defense strategies and Tai Chi, Sword and Fan Forms. We practice in thanksgiving for our Tai Chi Friends near and far!
Tai Chi Practice
Tai Chi combines breath, movement, and awareness to reach peak efficiency and perfect form. It is moving meditation, uniting mind and body. This is vital because it helps us maneuver correctly and efficiently in practice and in daily life.
As the body's energy, qi, is returned to its natural flow, a wealth of strength will be developed internally. This power opens up many opportunities for personal growth, flexibility, stamina, mental clarity, and healthy longevity.
Perfecting breathing and how the body works internally using sharp awareness and relaxed alertness introduces the practitioner /student to meditative benefits.
One principle of Tai Chi is to use as little muscular contraction as possible. In today's fast paced society, it is common to put unneeded stress on the body's muscles and organs. These patterns of tension are often so ingrained in our habits that they go unrecognized. These fears and stresses may result in energy blocks with possible negative impacts on health and mood.
Tai Chi means to be aware of one's body and mind and to relax unnecessary tensions. A few minutes of daily practice eases stress and allows the natural flow of health and inner peace to be reinstated.
* Rob Roy
Dr. Yang, Zwing-ming
** "Practice With Spirit! Got It?" Jou, Tsung Hwa
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Rob Roy, contributed Tai Chi comments. Rob, my son, gave me first lessons in Tai Chi then took me to Tai Chi class to meet Jiong Gu, a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, originally from Shanghai.
Dr. Paul Lam, Tai Chi for Health.org Worldwide. Paul Lam M.D. is a family practice physician from Sydney, Australia. He travels the world to bring Tai Chi to others.
Born Strong, Paul Lam's new book, his personal Tai Chi Journey, from starvation in China to helping millions practice Tai Chi worldwide.
Bill Douglas, creator of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, is a best selling author, Tai Chi expert and spiritual teacher
Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming is a martial artist, Tai Chi and Qigong expert, author, and world traveler. YMAA.com
** Jou, Tsung Hwa, mathematician, scholar, Tai Chi expert. The Tao of Taijiquan, The Tao of Meditation. Tribute at TaiChiFarm.org "Thank you for all you teach us...."
Yang Family Tai Chi, Yang Zhen Duo and Yang Jun, learn more about the history and traditions of Yang Style.
Terry Dunn, Long Form Yang Style, Flying Phoenix Qigong
Yang Yang, Chen Style expert , author
Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author and Tai Chi Instructor
Photos reprinted with permission
Dr. Paul Lam practices Tai Chi in Australia
Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming Practices Single Whip