Wednesday, March 22, 2006

WTCQD Update

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day DOCUMENTARY call for video/photos & UPDATES!

Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,

Because we have added hundreds of new members to our WTCQD updates, we will begin sending each email with "2" sections. 1) Info mainly for individuals seeking information about tai chi & qigong, schools, etc 2) Info for schools, teachers, groups, and WTCQD Event Organizers.

SEE NOTICE BELOW OF CALL FOR PAST WTCQD FILM/VIDEO or PHOTO SUBMISSIONS for possible inclusion in a developing WTCQD related DOCUMENTARY, working title: "At the End of the Day." This title reflects the film's focus on Hawaii as the "end of the day of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's events" each year in the last time zone, however images from events everywhere are desired to convey the global phenomenon . OFFICIAL WTCQD 2006 T-SHIRTS STILL AVAILABLE !!

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WTCQD INFO FOR INDIVIDUALS:
FIND LOCAL WTCQD EVENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN:Now is the time to begin seeking schools in your local area to participate with on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, 2006, 10 am local time, Saturday, April 29th (always the last Saturday of April).
You can find contact info for local schools at the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Schools Directory (60 nations), at:http://www.worldtaichiday.org/ATLASFindWTCContinents.html
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SHARE TAI CHI & QIGONG MEDICAL RESEARCH WITH FRIENDS:You can find tai chi & qigong medical research information to share with friends and family who may benefit from tai chi & qigong. Anyone you know who has high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, immune system dysfunction, sleep disorder, Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder, Diabetes, Parkinson's, or arthritis, SHOULD KNOW about tai chi & qigong. Learn more health benefits at:http://www.worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDHlthBenft.html
Also, feel free to post the above link, on health and information related bulletin boards on the internet worldwide. Encourage all to take advantage of the voluminous free tai chi & qigong educational resources at http://www.worldtaichiday.org/World Tai Chi & Qigong Day became a global event because of people like you posting this information everywhere.
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GET INSPIRED FOR 2006 WITH 2005 EVENT PHOTO GALLERIES:View last years WTCQD event photos from around the world and get excited about this years coming global happening !!http://www.worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDPHOTO2005.html
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TELL FRIENDS HOW TO FIND TAI CHI & QIGONG SCHOOLS:Tell everyone you know that they can find a free directory of tai chi & qigong schools in their area, free online video lessons, and many other free tai chi & qigong educational resources:http://www.worldtaichiday.org/
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YOU CAN SUPPORT WTCQD's GLOBAL HEALING EFFORTS by ordering a beautiful Official WTCQD 2006 T-Shirt, "One World . . . One Breath". View it at:http://www.worldtaichiday.org/T-SHIRTdisplay2006.html

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WTCQD INFO FOR SCHOOLS, GROUPS, TEACHERS, AND WTCQD EVENT ORGANIZERS:
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF VIDEO OR FILM FOR A PROPOSED DOCUMENTARY FEATURING WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY:

If you have video or film footage OR extraordinary still photos of any past World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events that you would like to submit, your Submission may be included in an upcoming documentary.

1) Your video or film footage, or still photography (preferably scanned to 600 dpi resolution) must be transfered to DVD or CD for the Submission (and please specify the format used, for example, PAL, NTSC, MP3, JPEG, etc.)

2) Send no more than 5 minutes of your BEST work (can include tai chi / qigong exhibitions, and/or interviews with participants on the global phenomenon of WTCQD and what it means to them.) Optional -- you may include an additional two minutes of video or selected still photography of a local area natural or architectural feature that your location is known for, which may be integrated into the documentary to accompany your WTCQD event footage. The more care you take in selecting a part with the best lighting, framing, etc. the more likely your Submission may be used.

3) Print out, fill out and return with your Submission DVD/CD the Form at this link http://worldtaichiday.org/Documentary.html This Form includes the Consent of those appearing to use their image, likeness and/or voice; Permission to use the content of the submission, and Agreement that we may retain the data disk for use in this movie and/or other unlimited use for the promotion of World Tai Chi Day. Identify clearly who created the video/film Submission and what club or group is featured in it (if applicable).

4) Mail your Submission NO LATER THAN APRIL 4TH, 2006 to: Diane Douglas 350 Ward Avenue, Suite 106-126Honolulu, HI 96814
email contact regarding Submissions: endoftheday@mac.com

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CONSIDER YOURSELF A WTCQD AMBASSADOR - POST WTCQD ANNOUNCEMENTS EVERYWHERE !!Feel free to post the link, http://www.worldtaichiday.org/ , on health and information related bulletin boards on the internet worldwide. Encourage all to take advantage of the voluminous free tai chi & qigong educational resources athttp://www.worldtaichiday.org/World Tai Chi & Qigong Day became a global event because of people like you posting this information everywhere.
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WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY OFFICIAL 2006 T-SHIRTS ARRIVED !!

The Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts have arrived !! We are currently shipping them out, beginning with international orders. It may take us a few more days to get all the orders you've made shipped. BUT, rest assured that your credit cards are NOT charged until we ship your order out.
We still have more 2006 t-shirts, so if your school or group wants to order them to use as a fundraiser for your event "you can still get wholesale prices" on shirt orders of 10 or more. However, you should order NOW, to be sure you get them before your local WTCQD event. Your support thru ordering t-shirts enables us to continue our global media campaigns.
To view the Official 2006 WTCQD T-Shirts, or order go to:http://www.worldtaichiday.org/T-SHIRTdisplay2006.html
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TESTIMONIALS FROM SCHOOLS SOUGHT:

Teachers & Schools, we are seeking brief 50 word or less testimonials about how WTCQD has directed new students to you, provided useful info for your existing students, or in some way assisted you in educating your local community about tai chi & qigong benefits thru our Medical Research, or other useful sections. Please sign comments with name, school, city, state, country, weblink of your site. Reply comments to this email.

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Warm regards,

Bill Douglas, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, http://www.worldtaichiday.org/p.s. any sites who haven't yet linked to http://www.worldtaichiday.org/ can help our global health & healing efforts greatly by linking your sites to us and our plethora of free resources.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day DOCUMENTARY call for video/photos & UPDATES!

Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,

Because we have added hundreds of new members to our WTCQD updates, we will begin sending each email with "2" sections. 1) Info mainly for individuals seeking information about tai chi & qigong, schools, etc 2) Info for schools, teachers, groups, and WTCQD Event Organizers.

SEE NOTICE BELOW OF CALL FOR PAST WTCQD FILM/VIDEO or PHOTO SUBMISSIONS for possible inclusion in a developing WTCQD related DOCUMENTARY, working title: "At the End of the Day." This title reflects the film's focus on Hawaii as the "end of the day of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's events" each year in the last time zone, however images from events everywhere are desired to convey the global phenomenon . OFFICIAL WTCQD 2006 T-SHIRTS STILL AVAILABLE !!

==========================================================================================================

WTCQD INFO FOR INDIVIDUALS:
FIND LOCAL WTCQD EVENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN:Now is the time to begin seeking schools in your local area to participate with on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, 2006, 10 am local time, Saturday, April 29th (always the last Saturday of April).
You can find contact info for local schools at the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Schools Directory (60 nations), at:http://www.worldtaichiday.org/ATLASFindWTCContinents.html
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SHARE TAI CHI & QIGONG MEDICAL RESEARCH WITH FRIENDS:You can find tai chi & qigong medical research information to share with friends and family who may benefit from tai chi & qigong. Anyone you know who has high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, immune system dysfunction, sleep disorder, Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder, Diabetes, Parkinson's, or arthritis, SHOULD KNOW about tai chi & qigong. Learn more health benefits at:http://www.worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDHlthBenft.html
Also, feel free to post the above link, on health and information related bulletin boards on the internet worldwide. Encourage all to take advantage of the voluminous free tai chi & qigong educational resources at www.worldtaichiday.orgWorld Tai Chi & Qigong Day became a global event because of people like you posting this information everywhere.
***********************

GET INSPIRED FOR 2006 WITH 2005 EVENT PHOTO GALLERIES:View last years WTCQD event photos from around the world and get excited about this years coming global happening !!http://www.worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDPHOTO2005.html
***********************

TELL FRIENDS HOW TO FIND TAI CHI & QIGONG SCHOOLS:Tell everyone you know that they can find a free directory of tai chi & qigong schools in their area, free online video lessons, and many other free tai chi & qigong educational resources:http://www.worldtaichiday.org
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YOU CAN SUPPORT WTCQD's GLOBAL HEALING EFFORTS by ordering a beautiful Official WTCQD 2006 T-Shirt, "One World . . . One Breath". View it at:http://www.worldtaichiday.org/T-SHIRTdisplay2006.html

==========================================================================================================

WTCQD INFO FOR SCHOOLS, GROUPS, TEACHERS, AND WTCQD EVENT ORGANIZERS:
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF VIDEO OR FILM FOR A PROPOSED DOCUMENTARY FEATURING WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY:

If you have video or film footage OR extraordinary still photos of any past World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events that you would like to submit, your Submission may be included in an upcoming documentary.

1) Your video or film footage, or still photography (preferably scanned to 600 dpi resolution) must be transfered to DVD or CD for the Submission (and please specify the format used, for example, PAL, NTSC, MP3, JPEG, etc.)

2) Send no more than 5 minutes of your BEST work (can include tai chi / qigong exhibitions, and/or interviews with participants on the global phenomenon of WTCQD and what it means to them.) Optional -- you may include an additional two minutes of video or selected still photography of a local area natural or architectural feature that your location is known for, which may be integrated into the documentary to accompany your WTCQD event footage. The more care you take in selecting a part with the best lighting, framing, etc. the more likely your Submission may be used.

3) Print out, fill out and return with your Submission DVD/CD the Form at this link http://worldtaichiday.org/Documentary.html This Form includes the Consent of those appearing to use their image, likeness and/or voice; Permission to use the content of the submission, and Agreement that we may retain the data disk for use in this movie and/or other unlimited use for the promotion of World Tai Chi Day. Identify clearly who created the video/film Submission and what club or group is featured in it (if applicable).

4) Mail your Submission NO LATER THAN APRIL 4TH, 2006 to: Diane Douglas 350 Ward Avenue, Suite 106-126Honolulu, HI 96814
email contact regarding Submissions: endoftheday@mac.com

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CONSIDER YOURSELF A WTCQD AMBASSADOR - POST WTCQD ANNOUNCEMENTS EVERYWHERE !!Feel free to post the link, http://www.worldtaichiday.org , on health and information related bulletin boards on the internet worldwide. Encourage all to take advantage of the voluminous free tai chi & qigong educational resources athttp://www.worldtaichiday.orgWorld Tai Chi & Qigong Day became a global event because of people like you posting this information everywhere.
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WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY OFFICIAL 2006 T-SHIRTS ARRIVED !!

The Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts have arrived !! We are currently shipping them out, beginning with international orders. It may take us a few more days to get all the orders you've made shipped. BUT, rest assured that your credit cards are NOT charged until we ship your order out.
We still have more 2006 t-shirts, so if your school or group wants to order them to use as a fundraiser for your event "you can still get wholesale prices" on shirt orders of 10 or more. However, you should order NOW, to be sure you get them before your local WTCQD event. Your support thru ordering t-shirts enables us to continue our global media campaigns.
To view the Official 2006 WTCQD T-Shirts, or order go to:http://www.worldtaichiday.org/T-SHIRTdisplay2006.html
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TESTIMONIALS FROM SCHOOLS SOUGHT:

Teachers & Schools, we are seeking brief 50 word or less testimonials about how WTCQD has directed new students to you, provided useful info for your existing students, or in some way assisted you in educating your local community about tai chi & qigong benefits thru our Medical Research, or other useful sections. Please sign comments with name, school, city, state, country, weblink of your site. Reply comments to this email.

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Warm regards,

Bill Douglas, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, www.worldtaichiday.orgp.s. any sites who haven't yet linked to http://www.worldtaichiday.org can help our global health & healing efforts greatly by linking your sites to us and our plethora of free resources.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is now the "#1 Medical Tai Chi Research Site" !! & more

Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,

Our efforts to provide the most comprehensive Tai Chi & Qigong services possible, have made us the world's #1 source for Tai Chi & Qigong Medical Research (over major medical institutions and publications).

We are now one of the leading services bringing new students and schools and teachers together worldwide. And we've been able to keep it all a COMPLETELY FREE PUBLIC SERVICE !!

Our accomplishments to promote global health & healing continue to grow (see below).
In the last 5 months we have had370,000 hits in our "Find Teachers/ Find WTCQD Searches" - meaning that via our FREE school listings at www.worldtaichiday.org

THOUSANDS of new tai chi and/or qigong students were directed to schools in your communities thru our work.

Thousands of "Find Teachers Searches" were for the US, including 500 in Florida, 450 in New York, and ITALY, which had 650 searches seeking teachers in Italy at www.worldtaichiday.org. www.worldtaichiday.org continues to provide FREE services connecting teachers and new students worldwide.

7,000 "Weblinks to Tai Chi & Qigong Sites" visitors - meaning that www.worldtaichiday.org directed 7,000 people to your tai chi & qigong websites.

6,500 people utilized our "Tai Chi Medical Research" section, which is now the #1 most popular "Tai Chi Medical Research" site on the internet. 3,500 have visted our brand new "Oriental Medicine & Tai Chi" section already900 plus visited our new "Multiple Sclerosis & Tai Chi" new section already600 plus visited our new "Parkinson's Disease & Tai Chi" new section already400 plus visited our new "Fibromyalgia & Tai Chi" new section already600 plus visited our new "Attention Deficit Disorder & Tai Chi" new section already
5,000 requested translations of the multi-language translations of www.worldtaichiday.org, meaning we continue to expand worldwide to connect the growing Tai Chi & Qigong family in 60 nations, beyond the english speaking community.

4,500 teachers and schools utilized our "Teacher / School Resources" content
10,000 plus have used our "New Student" resources, terms, and tips, which includes our FREE DIRECTORY leading them to your local schools and organizations.

2,000 plus visited our new "Chen Style" section1,200 plus visited our new "Yang Style" section1,100 plus visited our new "Guang Ping Yang Style" section1,000 plus visited our new "Wu Style" section 900 plus visited our new "Mulan Quan Style" section 800 plus visited our new "Sun Style" section 800 plus visited our new "Tai Chi Chih" section

We continue to branch out into lifestyle and community areas, to bring a larger and larger audience to learn about Tai Chi & Qigong, and to connect with local teachers who list for free with us, by offering new "LIFESTYLE" sections:700 plus visited our new "Int'l Rotary Clubs & Tai Chi" section700 plus visited our new "Movie Reviews" section. . . plus our new "Recommended Reading" section

Our Asian Lifestyle and Tai Chi Lifestyle sections, have brought in2,500 visitors each, which continues to expand our readership, bringing more to tai chi & qigong, and to local teachers and classes worldwide.

And remember these figures were only for the last five months since we switched to a new faster server. HOWEVER, many of these new services getting thousands of visitors, have only been up for a month or two. So, the response to all the new free resources at www.worldtaichiday.org has been momentous and meaningful to us.

We are very proud of what we have all done together as a global community, and we want to thank each of you for supporting our healing goals. Please encourage everyone you know to take advantage of the growing free resources at www.worldtaichiday.org, and to bookmark it for regular updates and breaking news.

Warmest regards to our global Tai Chi & Qigong family,

Bill Douglas, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Founder, www.worldtaichiday.org
p.s. You support our healing efforts by bookmarking our Web Links Central at:http://worldtaichiday.org/LINKSCENTRAL.htmlfor all your online shopping needs, including BOOKS, DVDs, PRINTER INK, Natural health, Asian lifestyle, Organic, and Fair Trade Items, and much much more.

Tai Chi & Qigong Teachers Manual Released

Tai Chi & Qigong and PARKINSON'S DISEASE:http://worldtaichiday.org/PARKINSONSTC.html

Tai Chi & Qigong and FIBROMYALGIA, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME:http://worldtaichiday.org/FIBROMYALGIAGROUP.html

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day donates Sitting Qigong CDs to wounded military veterans:http://worldtaichiday.org/VETERANScds.html

YOU CAN STILL CONTRIBUTE TO Scottish Trust for Burn Victims of war:http://worldtaichiday.org/ScotlandWTCQDburnVictimFUND.html

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day & The MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY:http://worldtaichiday.org/MultipleSclerosisSociety.html

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Tai Chi and Qigong: The Manual All Teachers Must Read

We announced last month that Bill Douglas had released a new e-book for Tai Chi Teachers: "How to Be a Successful Tai Chi Teacher (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=n4lz7hbab.0.5khh4hbab.wynr8tn6.112&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.namasta.com%2Funiversity.php)".

The latest NAMASTA University e-book is getting considerable buzz. In it, Bill delivers in his very personal and humble style the key learnings that he has derived from his rich career. The author of the "Complete Idiot's Guide" on the topic, Bill Douglas has a knack for making Tai Chi and Qigong accessible to beginners and advanced students alike.

"How to Be a Successful Tai Chi Teacher (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=n4lz7hbab.0.5khh4hbab.wynr8tn6.112&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.namasta.com%2Funiversity.php)" is delivered to you in several easy-to-assimilate chapters so that you can follow along at a reasonable pace.

Beginning and seasoned Tai Chi teachers often face issues such as classes that shrink from week to week. Experienced teachers are looking for fresh ways to interact with their students.
Gloree, a member who recently purchased the e-book told us "I have been receiving the e-book sections to my great delight. I have found the book to be informative and helpful!".
The e-book is delivered to you right away in segments as you order it online here for $29 (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=n4lz7hbab.0.fsiv9dbab.wynr8tn6.112&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.1shoppingcart.com%2Fapp%2Fjavanof.asp%3FMerchantID%3D51565%26ProductID%3D2330684).

Remember: , if you are a current NAMASTA member, you get a 10% discount as you order from the member privileges section of the website or if you call us at 1 877 NAMASTA.
Learn more about How To Be a Successful Tai Chi Teacher - http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=n4lz7hbab.0.5khh4hbab.wynr8tn6.112&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.namasta.com%2Funiversity.php
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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Update -- 12-1-2004

Dear World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters -- WE'RE BACK !! :-)

Dear World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,

We had some computer problems, but WE ARE BACK, almost. We need you to forward this on to all Tai Chi & Qigong contacts you have to make sure everyone is still in communication with us. We expect World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day 2005 to be the largest event yet. World Media is beginning to better expose the world's people to the benefits Tai Chi & Qigong have to offer them:

Reader's Digest * AARP Magazine * Health Magazine * CNN * etc.

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day has been proud to work with many of you to get media attention for Tai Chi & Qigong's many benefits, and continue to provide a tutorial at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org to help you maximize your media outreach.

As we scrolled through the old files to rebuild our computer data, we were excited to see notes of encouragement and support from every corner of the planet. World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day has indeed become a GLOBAL event.

2005 will be an opportunity for the world to renew, to refocus, and to head into the future in a way that can nurture and support our communities and planet's future. Your Tai Chi & Qigong Day events can help spread the tools people need to not only handle the stress of the future, and the challenges we face, but also to open to more creative solutions.

The world also will benefit mightily from seeing Tai Chi & Qigong players in nations worldwide "playing together" in an example of global health and healing. Let's make World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day 2005 the best ever. Let's truly come together as a Tai Chi & Qigong community, and put aside any competitive friction . . . and provide an example to the world.
Saturday, April 30th, 2005 is the date for our next World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day [which as always is held on the "last" Saturday of April each year].

Although World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day events are listed for 60 nations in about 1,100 events . . . there are still too many teachers and schools and Tai Chi & Qigong organizations that are yet to participate. Largely, because no one has told them about it yet. SO PLEASE, take a few minutes this week and begin emailing every group, school, and teacher you know to make sure they are aware of World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org.
Thank you all for creating this visionary movement for health & healing.

Warmest regards,

Bill Douglas, World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day Founder

"The world we see is the one created with our thoughts."
-- Marcus Aurelius (Philosopher Emperor of Rome,
champion of the poor, and responsible for ending
the barbaric gladiator games of Rome)
"Together we can do so much . . . alone . . . so little."
-- Helen Keller

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Hundreds of Cities Worldwide Participate in this Global Healing Educational Event

Hong Kong, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and a few other cities worldwide kicked off World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, however hundreds of cities worldwide quickly supported the effort as well, including mass events each year in New Zealand, which kick off the events in that earliest time zone.


http://www.worldtaichiday.org

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is now in 60 nations !!

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is a truly global event !!
60 nations the last Saturday of April each year !!

Welcome to World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Natural Health & Global Healing Blog

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day


. . . One World . . . One Breath . . .



an unprecedented global healing and health education event


Welcome to World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Natural Health & Global Healing Blog !!

Modern medical research is revealing that Tai Chi & Qigong can provide simple low cost solutions to most of our health problems, whether they be emotional, mental, or physical. Cost savings in the trillions of dollars annually will be saved as Tai Chi & Qigong's mind/body health sciences are intergrated into public education worldwide. We also advocate that other mind/body sciences be intergrated into public education as well including bio-feedback, TM, Yoga, and other modalities proven to enhance quality of life.

However, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, has expanded worldwide and in that growth we have grown in our perspective as well. Tai Chi & Qigong are based on Taoist philosophy which sees that each of us is a microcosm of the macrocosm of life. So as we heal individually our healing should impact national and global health & healing solutions as well.

For example, as we desire healthier organic, non-genetically modified foods, our desire reduces the strain on our planet's environment by stimulating more organic farming. We will explore a plethora of exciting possibilities for ourselves on an individual health level, as well as on a global health & healing level. The possibilities are boundless. Please enjoy our exploration with us, and invite others you know to come along on this ride of hope, health & healing.

Please take advantage of the massive free resources for personal health at:
http://www.worldtaichiday.org

The internet's #1 most popular "Tai Chi Medical Research" library:
http://worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDHlthBenft.html

Tai Chi & Qigong DVDs, CDs, Books from World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's sponsor SMARTaichi:
http://www.smartaichi.com/WTCQDDVDBookVidLstg.html

Worldwide Directory of Tai Chi & Qigong School / Teacher Contacts:
http://worldtaichiday.org/ATLASFindTchrsContinents.html