Each year on the last Saturday in April is around the world simultaneously, depending on the time zone celebrates the ancient Chinese martial art and celebrated.

On Saturday, 28 April 2012 was it that time again. The friends and assets of the ancient Chinese martial arts tai chi and qi gong world gathered to celebrate punctually at 10 clock, around the “World Tai Chi Day.” Beginning in New Zealand and ending on Haiwaii, the appropriate section.

Bill Douglas, World Tai Chi and the

In 1998 founded the Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor Bill Douglas of Kansas City (USA) via the Internet the “World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day). The idea of ​​a global, simultaneous events all in the spirit connected party spread quickly . from year to year more and more countries and cities participate in Tai Chi and Qi Gong World. The number of participants and other interested practitioners also rising steadily.

What is tai chi, please?

The ancient Chinese martial art is actually a health-promoting exercise gymnastic program with pre-defined shapes and spiritual elements for daily use. The various sections include exercise calm or dynamic processes, some do both alternately. The origin goes back to the time of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). Back. According to the Chinese idea of ​​the so-called Chi is the life energy that flows in everyone. If the flow is disturbed, can cause discomfort and disease. Tai Chi exercises are a means to counteract that.

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Modern developments of origin

In a global world, more and more people are interested in the west of this philosophy, physical activity and mental attitude are fused in themselves. In China itself, the exercises were mostly passed on within families from mothers to their daughters leaving the house. Only the great leader of the People’s Republic of China Mao tried to standardize the various regional directions. All modern trends and styles in the West, which today are known by the name of Tai Chi and Qi Gong are based on the five original forms of the ancient Chinese martial art: Chen, Yang, Wu / Hao, Wu and Sun. In Europe, most of Chen and Yang are taught. The Chen-style consists of 36 exercises, in the Yang-style 24 or 48 exercises also included.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong as a way of life

Anyone who has experience with the philosophy of Tai Chi and Qi Gong has made the it is clear that this form of personal health awareness can bring about a positive change in daily life sequence. The big “but”: Like most things in life nothing comes over night. Rather, a gentle “lights out” of traditional lifestyles in a new way of life to notice. Letting go of old habits does not happen overnight. Tai Chi and Qi Gong are not a panacea and final wisdom of life, for many practitioners, however, an experience that they do not want to miss.