One World…….One Breath.

One World…….One Breath.

Join in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on April 28, 2018.

Beginning in New Zealand, this event will spread time zone by time zone across the globe through over 80 nations across 6 continents. This healing wave will be a spectacular visual sight, but also promote calm and wellness worldwide.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day was founded by Bill Douglas and Angela Wong Douglas, authors of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to T’ai Chi & Qigong” (Penguin/Alpha Books). For 20 years, Bill and Angela Douglas pioneered integrating Tai Chi and Qigong into modern healthcare with a variety health networks and institutions across the USA, and their work has become a model for the world.

The motto of this spectacularly visual mass global event is “One World… One Breath”. It will be held in 100s of cities around the world all the same day in a 24 hour global wave. The event’s goal is to educate the planet on the benefits of mind-body practices, and through the event’s unfolding, provide an example of how the world can come together across racial, ethnic, religious, and geopolitical borders to focus on personal and global health and healing.

Tai Chi is popular because it is easy to do and provides a gentle workout that doesn’t leave you drained, but energised! Tai Chi should always feel good. And since it does feel good, you will look forward to it. Each day you will find yourself grateful that you are alive and able to practice this cool exercise called Tai Chi. Tai Chi benefits us on many deep and complex levels.

Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or in the best of health.

In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions named for animal actions — for example, “white crane spreads its wings” — or martial arts moves, such as “box both ears.” As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention — as in some kinds of meditation — on your bodily sensations. Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery.

Although tai chi is slow and gentle and doesn’t leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning.

When practicing Tai Chi in a group … something happens that is profound. A connection occurs as we become part of the field … the Tao … the connection of all things. It feels good to do Tai Chi in a group, and it changes and improves the way we do Tai Chi, and makes us feel better


On this day we can become one with tens of thousands in hundreds of cities in over 80 nations celebrating World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

WHEN: 10am Saturday 28th April 2018

WHERE: Chinese Pagoda at Botanical Gardens,

Elizabeth St, Urangan, Hervey Bay

Join us for Tai Chi and Qigong with local instructor Margaret and visiting Instructor Alena from Bundaberg for a morning of tai chi and weapons demonstrations.

We welcome one and all to participate. Please contact Margaret on

0408 705 140 or for further details.

Written by: Margaret Richters


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