NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER WTCQD T-SHIRTS … TO BE CERTAIN WE HAVE YOUR SIZES in time for WTCQD 2019! HAVE YOU TOLD YOUR GROUP OR STUDENTS ABOUT THEM?

"One World … One Breath" on back of T-Shirts in 34 languages
WELCOME to our FREE "All Things Tai Chi & Qigong" Email Ezine Weekly Magazine … We connect the global Tai Chi & Qigong family, provide tons of FREE resources … and photos/videos to enable you to see the full global scope of this extraordinary worldwide event! FYI, as WTCQD gets closer we'll be sending fairly frequent newsletters as the event approaches, & afterward to share photos/video reports of global events. PLEASE DON'T UN-SUBSCRIBE, we'll return to a weekly format after WTCQD.
Enjoy this very short, and beautiful, World Tai Chi & QG Day Invite … from INDIA
North Carolina's Governor Proclaims World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for North Carolina, USA

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Want to get a Proclamation for YOUR WTCQD Event?   Click here .
BREAKING NEWS! European Taoist Association to Invite Their Members to Participate in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day ...
Good morning, I am Alessandro Marcialis from Italy (You Weicheng - Official 16th Generation of Wudang Pai) Executive President of European Taoist Association and i would like support and promote this great event among our members.

I would like to mention your web site as referent and creator of the event in our Facebook page, web site and playbills.

Alessandro Marcialis, Executive President of European Taoist Association
NOTE FROM WORLDTAICHIDAY.ORG …

Do you belong to a regional, national, or international Tai Chi, Qigong, Mind-Body, Organization ore Association?

Have you discussed with them making them an official supporter of this global family of events on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day? If not, please consider doing so. Our work each year on this event, is beneficial to all these organizations. Their participation each year can expand that benefit.
TIME TO START REACHING OUT TO MEDIA TO COVER YOUR COMING EVENTS!
Why? In spite of the FACT that mind-body practices like Tai Chi & Qigong can prevent or treat 70% to 90% of all health issues (according to scientific research) … MOST PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE OF THIS REALITY. WorldTaiChiDay.org has provided you EASY TO USE FREE TOOLS to get media to cover your event, to give you a microphone to educate people.

Doctors SHOULD be telling patients about Tai Chi and Qigong (given the research) BUT THEY ARE NOT … A new study from Western Washington University found that only 6.6% of Tai Chi and Qigong and Yoga users were told about this by their doctors. On the last Saturday of this month YOU CAN get a media microphone and change people's lives.

A few of the many FREE resources at WorldTaiChiDay.org
NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER WTCQD T-SHIRTS … TO BE CERTAIN WE HAVE YOUR SIZES in time for WTCQD!

HAVE YOU TOLD YOUR GROUP OR STUDENTS ABOUT THEM?
Even if you as an organizer, or teacher, are not interested in our Official T-Shirts … YOUR GROUP MAY BE EXCITED TO LEARN ABOUT THEM … PLEASE TELL THEM TIME's running short, to get them by WTCQD. And for 20 years we have charged no fees or dues for all the free resources we provide, so these Official T-Shirts are a way you and your group can support our efforts. AND get a beautiful T-Shirt :-)

"One World … One Breath" on back of T-Shirts in 34 languages
Be sure to shoot video of your WTCQD 2019 event … then upload it to YouTube.com … and send us the youtube/url link to the video … and we'll be sharing them with the world via our global newsletter all during WTCQD 2019. SHORT 2 or 3 minute videos are best for viewing/sharing. Also, BE SURE to add a description of your event: City, State/Province, Country, etc. … and if you are in a country where English isn't the first language, please post in English if you can, and then also in YOUR LANGUAGE, etc.
2019--20TH ANNIVERSARY of WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY!
Saturday, April 27th, 10 am local time … worldwide
IF YOU TEACH TAI CHI OR QIGONG (OR WANT TO HELP YOUR TEACHER)

1) BE SURE YOU (YOUR TEACHER) LISTS YOUR 2019 WTCQD EVENT IN OUR DIRECTORY AT WWW.WORLDTAICHIDAY.ORG  SO THAT PEOPLE VISITING OUR SITE CAN FIND YOUR EVENT AND YOUR SCHOOL.

We have connected over ONE MILLION of our website visitors to local teachers worldwide. ALL FREE PUBLIC SERVICES FROM WorldTaiChiDay.org
2) SHARE THIS VIDEO WIDELY ... when people see this video, and come to  WorldTaiChiDay.org  they will find your school (or your teacher's school) there in our Events Finder.






One World … One Breath





INDIA PREPARES FOR WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2019!
This 20th anniversary of WTCQD, will be Mumbai, India's 10th year!
WTCQD Opening Statement read in Hindi (English subtitles)
Respect and Greetings Master Bill Douglas,

It's an honour to be associated with this beautiful worldwide movement.

Please find enclosed the link to our Youtube video invitation to the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day celebrations, a copy of our printed invitation card as also the banner for this year's event. 

This year is even more special for us as it's the 10th year of our WTCQD celebrations. 
Furthermore we have planned free morning training sessions in multiple locales in Mumbai, so maximum people can be introduced to Tai Chi and WTCQD.


Respect and Regards Always 
 
SIFU CARLTON HILL
8th Duan Wei (AMAWW)
Founder/Director-Carlton Hill's Tao Taiji Qigong
Ambassador-WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY, INDIA

BE SURE TO VIDEO YOUR WTCQD EVENT and then upload it to YouTube.com, and then send us the youtube link for your video so that we can share it with the world via our global WTCQD newsletter.

Short 2 or 3 minute videos are best for viewing. You can do several. IF YOU SEND US THE VIDEO LINK WE MAY DOWNLOAD IT TO USE IN WTCQD VIDEO COMPILATIONS.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE AN OFFICIAL WTCQD EVENT BANNER TO HAVE IN YOUR VIDEO … WE PROVIDE FREE ARTWORK YOU CAN TAKE TO A LOCAL PRINTER … CLICK HERE.
Liverpool, England reads "Opening Statement" from Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
ONLY 3 WEEKS UNTIL WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY!
See below for helpful tools, free resources to prepare …
How does WorldTaiChiDay.org help local teachers gain media attention?

There are many ways, but one is that we have gotten World Tai Chi & QG Day listed on the Chase Calendar of Events .

Who sees Chase Calendar of Events? Libraries, broadcast and print media, senior centers, activity directors, event planners, public relations professionals, institutional food service companies, speakers, publishers, travel agents, and the public.

Tell local media, public officials, etc. to look in their Chase Calendar of Events to see the global event YOU are a part of. We do all this arduous groundwork for YOU :-)

SCROLL DOWN FOR A TON OF FREE RESOURCES YOU CAN USE NOW TO ORGANIZE A SPECTACULARLY SUCCESSFUL WTCQD EVENT THAT WILL HELP YOU ALL YEAR LONG TO EXPAND YOUR LOCAL GROUP/SCHOOLS OUTREACH IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

P.S. PLEASE, tell your local group/students about our " Official WTCQD T-Shirts " many will be excited to learn about them … time is running out to get them in time for WTCQD
WE CAN'T DO WHAT WE DO WITHOUT YOU
PLEASE SHARE THIS NEWSLETTER & VIDEO WIDELY
HAVE YOU LISTED YOUR World Tai Chi & Qigong Day EVENT?

DO YOU NEED TO EDIT/UPDATE YOUR World Tai Chi & Qigong Day EVENT?

HOW TO EDIT/UPDATE your event info, email us at worldtaichiday@hplconsortium.com BECAUSE YOU CANNOT AUTO-EDIT YET. We have to do it by hand.
* IMPORTANT, when you search your old event listing in our Directory, copy the URL for the old listing and paste it in your email to us, and put in subj. line, "UPDATE WTCQD LISTING".

ONLY 4 WEEKS TIL WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2019





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Official-Shirts, click here . PLEASE tell your group about these ...

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"One World ... One Breath" in 34 languages


A message of health and connection to wear year around

North Carolina's Governor Proclaims World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for North Carolina, USA
Want to get a Proclamation for YOUR WTCQD Event? Click here .
NQA NATIONAL CONFERENCE COMING SOON!
Be sure to check out the coming National Qigong Association National Annual Conference.

Click here to learn more.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day was in a way born at the NQA's national conference. I remember about 18 years ago, when I went to pitch this "crazy idea" of a worldwide gathering of the global tai chi and qigong family … and the NQA, Roger Jahnke, and a few visionaries there, gave me a spot to speak to the plenary session.

I remember speaking after famed Qigong documentarian, Francesco Garripolli, who had sold his prized Harley Davidson motorcycle in order to fund his now famous Qigong documentary that year.

And after I spoke, Master Li spoke about a need to infuse the world's Qi with LOVE. Master Li had stopped me in the hall after our speeches, and said to me something that has stuck with me for these 2 decades of organizing World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.

Master Li had said, "Think about why you want to organize this world event. If you don't do it for LOVE, don't do it at all."

-- Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
WORLD TAI CHI DAY … SOUTH AFRICA
In the past years I have been concentrating more on the disable, blind, paraplegics and other accident victims.

Your [WorldTaiChiDay.org] platform gives me boost when down and need some motivation
 
Thank you.
Take care and all the very best.
 
Kind Regards
Craig Boden, Johannesburg, South Africa
 
FREE RESOURCES we provide at WorldTaiChiDay.org to help you make the most out of your World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event!
ORGANIZING KITS
Click here to get Event Organizing Kits, with tons of helpful tips to help you "get the word out" about your coming free and open to the public WTCQD 2019 event.

Find tips on Social Media, Meetup Groups, and Building an Ever Enlarging Email List for your event, which you can then also use to promote your future classes.

Go to this link and then scroll down
FREE OFFICIAL BANNER ARTWORK
Click here to get FREE artwork you can download to take to your local printer to create Official WTCQD Banners, Flyers, Posters ...

which you can use at your events, and also to place throughout your community to get the word out about your coming WTCQD event.

You can ask your students/group to place flyers or posters in local bookstores, health food stores, libraries, etc. etc. Since your WTCQD event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC … many shops may help you get the word out by allowing placement of flyers/posters in their shops.


Go to this link and then scroll down
GET OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS
Click here to get tips on how you/your group or organization can get OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS from officials, government offices, or institutions in your area or nation.

WTCQD organizers have gotten Mayors, a President, National Health Ministry, Embassies, Consulates, Senates, Legislatures, and National Congresses to recognize and officially proclaim World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for their cities/states/nations.



Go to "How to Acquire an Official Proclamation" at this link and then scroll down
TIPS on getting EMBASSY/CONSULATE'S SUPPORT
Click here to get tips on how you/your group or organization can get Embassies or Consulates to provide help or support for your event.

WTCQD Founders got some help & connections/introductions from the USA consulate in Hong Kong.

Organizers have gotten support from the Italian Embassy in China, the India and Chinese Consulates, etc.

Go to "Embassy/Consulate Support" at this link and then scroll down
MEDICAL RESEARCH
Your having Medical Research on Tai Chi and Qigong is a powerful tool to help you get institutional and government support for your efforts organizing a WTCQD event … and also to get mass media attention … and to USE THAT MICROPHONE effectively, but sharing Tai Chi Medical Research with the public via the media outlets who cover your event.

WorldTaiChiDay.org has collected links to articles on Tai Chi Medical Research for 20 years … so you don't have to do the work yourself, and we provide easy access to it organized by "health issues" below.


Go to "Tai Chi Medical Research" at this link and then scroll down
Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi



NOTE:
New study shows Tai Chi and Qigong use has gone up nearly 300% in the last 15 years ...

BUT, only about 1/3 of the new users learned of Tai Chi and Qigong through their physicians.

THIS MUST CHANGE … AND WE GIVE YOU THE TOOLS TO CHANGE IT.  

SHARE OUR WORLDTAICHIDAY.ORG " MEDICAL RESEARCH LIBRARY " WITH YOUR LOCAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND INSTITUTIONS.

Here at WTCQD Organizing Center in Kansas City … WE HAVE INTEGRATED TAI CHI AND QIGONG INTO THE LARGEST HEALTH NETWORK IN THE STATE … UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL .

Click here for tips on getting TC/QG into modern healthcare.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASES (in many languages):
Click here to get Official WTCQD Press Releases in many languages. On the form you download, there is a space for your LOCAL CONTACT INFORMATION.

Go to this link and then scroll down

What do we do with these Press Releases?
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WORLDWIDE MEDIA CONTACTS
You can use the above Official Press Releases, or create your own, to email/fax/mail to your local and national media anywhere in the world.

We've done all the homework to make it easy for you ...

Click here to find contact information for your media outlets/offices no matter where you are in the world.
We help groups and schools worldwide gain mass media attention for their events and local classes!

Together, as a worldwide Tai Chi & Qigong family we have reached over ONE BILLION potential viewers/readers of media w/ Tai Chi & Qigong information via their covering local WTCQD events!
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA USA's TV NEWS
Covers WTCQD event in LA, California USA ...
ASSOCIATED PRESS TV NEWS
Covers WTCQD events all across Latin America ...
AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE TV NEWS
Covers WTCQD event in Havana, Cuba ...
BRAZILIAN NATIONAL TV NEWS
Covers WTCQD event in Brasilia, Brazil ...
CANADIAN NATIONAL TV NEWS
Covers WTCQD events in Canada ...
EGYPTIAN NATIONAL TV NEWS
Covers WTCQD events in Cairo, Egypt ...
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MEDICAL RESEARCH


KCU Joplin opening research lab at MSSU

… faculty members at KCU Joplin also are in the beginning stages of developing research proposals based on their own areas of interest. Robert Rogers, an assistant professor and exercise physiologist, hopes to involve students in understanding the relationship between yoga, tai chi and other therapies and patients with diabetes.
-- The Joplin Globe, March 28th, 2019





Slumber Solutions: What Can Help You Sleep?

Tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art that involves slow, fluid movements, may give sleepless people a chance to focus on something other than the worries that keep them up.

“The focus is on being in the present moment,” says Michael Irwin, MD, a psychiatrist and professor at UCLA, who led the tai chi study ...

In the clinical trial, women with  breast cancer  were randomly assigned to either 2 hours of CBTI or tai chi per week for 3 months. Between sessions, they practiced at home. At the end of the program and continuing for 15 months after, women in both groups had a similar reduction in insomnia symptoms .
-- WebMD, March 27th, 2019





FLYING IN THE FACE OF ALL SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE, THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT HAS CUT TAI CHI, YOGA, ETC. FROM INSURANCE REBATES

If you are among the 80 per cent of Australians using natural medicines and treatments such as naturopathy, yoga and Pilates to improve your health, prepare for a shock.
OPENING STATEMENT
Many WTCQD organizers around the world read our "Opening Statement" to commence their WTCQD events.

Find our Opening Statement in many languages at this link .
PLEASE tell your group/students about our OFFICIAL WTCQD T-SHIRTS … many will be excited to know about them … time is running out for them to get them in time for your WTCQD event

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