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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day


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The 19th Annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day takes place here in Austin from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754. Thousands of participants from more than 80 countries and every time zone will come together on April 28, 2018 to observe peace, health and the positive energy associated with the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong.

Tai Chi is widely practiced for its health benefits, and qigong (literally, “life energy cultivation”) is a holistic system of coordinated body posture, movement, breathing and meditation. Tai Chi is a generic term for internal martial arts originating from China. There are a variety of Chinese styles as well as internal martial arts from other origins.

Schools, groups and anyone interested at all levels are invited to join in the event. Local Tai Chi and Qigong communities, representing many styles, organize the event annually; this event is presented in collaboration with the Asian American Resource Center (AARC).

Instructors will demonstrate simple moves and participating Tai Chi/Qigong schools will be available to answer questions. The crowd will start to assemble around 9 a.m. with opening group Qigong beginning at 9:30 a.m. and by 10 a.m. the Mass Tai Chi will send waves of energy to the next time zone. Demonstrations and exhibitions will follow the Mass Tai Chi around 10:30 a.m.

Come and join us- It's free.