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Celebration of World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day

May 1, 2011

FILE0023_300x225Tai Chi With Lu students and their friends gathered in Sunrise Park in Palm Springs, California on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 am to join with people around the world to practice and celebrate Tai Chi form together. Over 20 students of all levels of practice and experience were there to participate. This annual Tai Chi gathering is part of the global wave of good will that provides a vision of hope and healing to a world hungry for such a vision.

There are over 75 countries around the globe that participate in this special day. They gather together to enjoy the gift of Tai Chi and Qi Gong energy and healing. Through the practice on World Tai Chi Day and all year long, they share a dedication to personal balance and cohesion, and a commitment to expand the healing and unifying energy on our planet.

The experience of joining with people from all cultures, religions and political views from every corner of the earth, all breathing together in balance and harmony, is profound. This shared energy expansion in body, mind and spirit is a strong reminder that we are, indeed, one world. It is a powerful personal sense that we are connected in the field of energy that physicists are now discovering permeates all existence.

FILE0018_300x225Each time we do the form, but especially on World Tai Chi Day when we do it with thousands of others, we get more grounded in the reality that we are all part of the energy web of life, and share a connection with one another that is timeless and endless.

Perhaps, our efforts to cultivate and grow our appreciation of this unifying energy, both personally and globally, can help us to usher in a more gentle future capable of nurturing all of us in ways we cannot currently even imagine.

But on a daily basis, it is the joy of practicing the form together and the multiple benefits it provides, that keep us active in the world wide Tai Chi family, with a strong dedication to keep on learning and improving our Tai Chi form, a beautiful tool for continuing to improve ourselves.