World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day
Saturday, April 28, 2018 worldwide:
Arizona celebration held at the Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale AZ
On Saturday, April 28, 2018 the Franciscan Renewal Center at 5802 East Lincoln Drive in Scottsdale, Arizona (85253) will host a World Tai Chi Day celebration in the Renewal Center’s Palm Court, beginning at 9:30am and ending before Noon. The event is FREE and all are welcome. Instructors from around the Valley will lead students and visiting participants in various forms of T’ai Chi and Qigong. Families or individuals interested in attending should bring water, sun protection, and a folding chair. This year, Jake and Kathy Zinn of Phoenix will act as host, hostess, and emcees for this event.
World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day is an annual celebration that is now in its 19th year. Beginning at 10am in American Samoa as in past years, the celebration will spread from time zone to time zone around the globe through 80 countries and across 6 continents. The purpose of this celebration is to appeal for world peace and to share and promote the health benefits of T’ai Chi and Qigong practice.
T’ai Chi and Qigong exercises evolved over several thousand years in China. Today these same exercises are being used in hospitals, colleges, fitness centers, senior communities, businesses, prisons, and as a part of many health programs. In the Phoenix area for instance, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center offers easy-to-learn T’ai Chi and Qigong exercises for Parkinson’s patients.
T’ai Chi practice resembles a slow-motion dance and is characterized by graceful, purposeful movement and deep, relaxed breathing. These exercises can be learned and performed by anyone at any age.
Research has shown that daily T’ai Chi practice can reduce stress, boost the immune system, improve respiratory function, burn calories, improve balance and coordination, and provide cardiovascular and circulatory benefits.
To find out more about the history of World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day and to view a photo gallery of past events, visit www.worldtaichiday.org
For more information about the Franciscan Renewal Center including an area map, visit www.thecasa.org
For more information about the Scottsdale event at the Renewal Center contact Jake Zinn at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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