2019 is 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY!

NEW STUDY SHOWS TAI CHI AND QIGONG USE HAS INCREASED BY NEARLY 300% IN LAST 15 YEARS.
IS IT A COINCIDENCE that over the last 20 years … together, as a global Tai Chi & Qigong Family, we reached over ONE BILLION potential media readers/viewers to Tai Chi and Qigong with mounting medical research via organizing WTCQD? We don't think so :-)


"A reflection of how successful the invasion [of Tai Chi worldwide] has been is World Tai Chi Day..."
-- Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi (page 25)

SCROLL DOWN FOR MANY FREE RESOURCES TO USE NOW IN ORGANIZING YOUR 2019 WTCQD EVENTS ...
WE HAVE SHIPPED ALL OFFICIAL T-SHIRTS ORDERS MADE ON or BEFORE MARCH 24TH

If you haven't received your order (made on or before March 24th) e mail angelaorders@aol.com to let Angela know. Want to support our global health & healing work? Tell your local group and students about our Official WTCQD T-Shirts.




WTCQD WILL BEGIN IN SAMOA IN 2019!

Normally New Zealand (see video to right) is the "earliest" time zone events start in …

but we just got notified that Samoa, which is east of New Zealand will be kicking off WTCQD 2019.

New Zealand, our Qi is with you :-)
ONLY 4 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.

WHEN YOU LIST YOUR WTCQD EVENT at www.worldtaichiday.org … YOU/Your Group/Your School are thereby listed in Chase Calendar of Events, in case your local media, etc. is looking for a local part of this worldwide wave of events. You can also 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
National Qigong Association Annual Conference coming in June, enroll today to save $40. Scroll down to learn more.

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


A message of health and connection to wear year around

National Qigong Association's Annual Conference
June 14-16, 2019, Rochester, MN
East Meets West: Bridging the Gap

To SAVE $40, be sure to REGISTER BEFORE MARCH 31!
Did you know that you can defer payment until June 1? At end of the registration form, click on the down arrow to choose "pay later." Then either send in a check prior to June 1, or call the office to arrange a payment plan.

We have so many new events at the conference this year. Be sure to check our website often for updates. One very exciting opportunity is that Dr. Melinda Connor, DD, Ph.D., AMP, FAM, of Earth Songs Holistic Consulting will be offering her Empirical Test for Energy Practitioners throughout the conference, by appointment only. Haven’t you always wanted to test your ability to share energy? More details and an appointment form will be on the website soon.

Also check out the NQA Facebook page. If you friend the  NQA on Facebook , please help us promote the Conference by sharing the information we post.

Also, if you aren’t able to attend the conference this year, please consider donating to the  Janet Sullivan Conference Scholarship Fund  to help someone receive a scholarship to the full conference. A nice way to pay it forward!


See you at the Conference!
Qi-eers,

NQA Conference Committee 
National Qigong Association
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?
Scroll down ...
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 ...
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 .
MORE MEDICAL RESEARCH …
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... professor of surgery and psychiatry at Dell  Medical School  at the  University  of Texas at Austin and a ... Yoga,  tai chi  and swimming can also help.
-- Washington Post, March 2019




Sleep Is the Wonder Drug We Have Been Waiting For!
Healthy sleep is not a luxury; it is essential.
In the research by Irwin et al. (2008), over 100 older adults with moderate sleep complains learned about the importance of sleep and health education, along with Tai Chi Chih practice. Subjects showed improvements using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. The sleep patterns of the participants improved in duration, efficiency and less sleep disturbances.
-- Thrive on Campus , March 25, 2019




Dozens of natural therapies no longer available under new private health rules
“A lot of Boomers might do yoga or Pilates or Tai Chi. Previously you could get a rebate under your extras policy. That’s no longer going to be the case,” Laura Crowden, Corporate Affairs Manager at iSelect, tells  Starts at 60 .
-- StartsAt60 , March 2019





Chinese Tai Chi culture delegation starts U.S. tour
A team of Chinese Tai Chi masters Friday started their tour to the United States to promote Chinese Tai Chi culture to overseas Chinese and American Kung Fu fans.
The delegation, led by Chen Zhenglei, noted Chinese Tai Chi masters and successors of the national intangible cultural heritage in China, consists of five masters representing Chen-style and Yang-style Tai Chi and former champions of Tai Chi competition both at home and abroad.
-- Xinhua News Agency , 2019




Research finds tai chi could improve quality of life for breast cancer patients
This week people around the world mark World Cancer Day.
Much progress has been made on research and to improve treatments. Now, there’s more evidence that a traditional Chinese martial art holds promise in helping patients.
-- CGTN, 2019





Tai Chi instructors wanted
Palm Coast resident Alice Losasso, a Tai Chi instructor of 20 years, is looking for all Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) and Qigong instructors (all styles welcome) in the surrounding areas who would like to promote the practice of Taijiquan and Qigong. World Tai Chi and Qigong day is Saturday, April 27, where practitioners worldwide will perform their Tai Chi form at 10 a.m. in their time zone.

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

IF you would like to support our global health & healing efforts?

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