Kansas City Started a Worldwide Event - Held This Saturday 4/26 at Nelson-Atkins Museum

This Saturday 4/26 is World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - In Over 80 Nations - 50 US States - An Event STARTED RIGHT HERE IN KANSAS CITY 15 years ago.

This Saturday the world will breathe together for health & healing. Beginning in the earliest time zones in New Zealand mass Tai Chi and Qigong teach-ins and exhibitions will be held across NZ, and then spreading around the planet through 80 nations.

15 YEARS AGO THE VERY 1ST EVENT WAS HELD ON THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM, WHICH INSPIRED WHAT HAS NOW BECOME A GLOBAL EVENT.

THIS SATURDAY 4/26 ON THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM AT 10 AM WE WILL BE DOING TAI CHI WITH THE WORLD OF EVENTS KANSAS CITY INSPIRED.

THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. AN EVENT TO EDUCATE ABOUT THE PROFOUND HEALTH BENEFITS OF TAI CHI AND QIGONG, AND AN EVENT THAT BRINGS THE WORLD TOGETHER FOR THE PURPOSE OF PERSONAL AND GLOBAL HEALTH & HEALING.

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Apr. 21, 2014 - OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is the last Saturday of April each year (see Chase Calendar of Events), and events have been held in all 50 US States from the Alaskan glaciers to the Florida glades. This extraordinary health education and human connection happening's motto is "One World ... One Breath," and it has captured the world's imagination. Events are free and open to the public.

As well as fully organized events in many nations, Tai Chi FLASH MOBS are held worldwide. Antwerp, Belgium's main train station had a beautiful experience of the rat race coming to a halt as Tai Chi players suddenly converged in the central station. See the video below the BBC coverage video below.

Anyone can do a zip code search in the "Find World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Events" and also in the "Find Tai Chi & Qigong Schools" directories at http://worldtaichiday.org/ to find an event near them they can join in to play Tai Chi and Qigong with the world, as part of this worldwide wave on Saturday.

Today, the Governor of Florida, and the Mayor of Austin, Texas just proclaimed World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for their state/city, joining governors of 22 US states who have already proclaimed this event's date for their states. The senates of New York, Puerto Rico, and California have proclaimed it, as well as last year Brazil's National Council of Deputies.

BBC Television's coverage of last year's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events all across Latin America and the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2r-fMylgUU

Antwerp, Belgium's beautiful video of Stopping the Rat Race at the central train station with a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Flash Mob. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaY8VkRAqWI

The health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong are profound, and World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizers have worked to expand Tai Chi and Qigong usage into the heart of modern healthcare, in such venues as Harvard Medical School and the University of Kansas Hospital. The author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi participated in a series of lectures at Harvard to commemorate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in prior events.

Tai Chi Medical Research Library - Free Resource at World Tai Chi Day http://www.worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDHlthBenft.html

The goal of this event is to educate the planet about the health benefits of these mind-body tools proven out by extensive medical research, but also to bring people together across racial, ethnic, and geopolitica borders to celebrate personal and global health & healing. One World ... One Breath.

The Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day are Bill Douglas and Angela Wong Douglas. Bill was born and raised in Kansas, and Angela's from Hong Kong, but now a US citizen. They co-authored "The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong" (Penguin/Alpha Books, 4th edition), and have traveled the globe, mostly at their own expense, to promote this amazing worldwide health education and healing event.

It began 15 years ago with the first event in Kansas City, and then captured the world's imagination and events began organizing in Cairo, Egypt; Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel; Brazilia, Brazil; London, England; Omsk, Russia; Indonesia; etc. etc.

Many events worldwide being held next Saturday will be massive. Past mass events on this special day have been videoed or covered by national media.

Portugal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzUHS-sR3zQ

Egypt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3T6jpv3ZA8

Indonesia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmloO5PXsGY

New York City - Central Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21l3xmRHwno

Media Contact Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi Qigong Day billdouglas@worldtaichiday.org 913-648-2256

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