April 27 is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day!

A global wellness event, World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2019 will unfold across the planet on

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM in each time zone

Savannah area teachers and practitioners of Tai Chi and Qigong will mark this special day with a community practice in FORSYTH PARK, between Whitaker St. and the Fountain. An orientation will be offered at 9:45, with guided community practice beginning at 10:00 AM.
No prior experience is necessary; beginners are welcome.

The event is FREE.

On Saturday, April 27 at 10 AM local time worldwide, events begin … starting in the earliest time zones of New Zealand, where mass Tai Chi and Qigong teach-ins and exhibitions are held that are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. Then, events unfold across Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America. This worldwide wave of community activity for wellness ends with its final events in Hawaii.

In China, Tai Chi and Qigong are cornerstone practices for recreation, martial arts, and wellness care. As Tai Chi and Qigong become better known in other countries, trainers and health care providers are discovering these practice can improve muscular strength, reduce blood pressure, boost the immune system, relieve symptoms of stress, depression, and chronic pain, and dramatically improve balance. Peer-reviewed studies (e.g., National Institutes of Health, New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, University of Kansas Hospital) point to the potential for life changing benefits from regular practice.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has been officially proclaimed, recognized, or supported by 22 US Governors; the Senates of Puerto Rico, California, and New York; by consulates and embassies from Italy to the U.S., China to India, and by government ministries and bodies in countries worldwide.

T’ai Chi for wellness—a video from the University of Kansas Hospital (3:30)
https://youtu.be/XChYGONleBw

Colchester, CT celebrates World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (3:20)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soLbZ3gdEAc