World Tai Chi Day 2013

“We should do this more often,” was the general feeling expressed as about fifty Tai Chi and Qi Gong practitioners enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air in Petaluma’s Lucchesi Park On Saturday, April 27.  Some obviously were experiencing the joy of practicing the forms in the great outdoors for the first time, and it is truly an awesome feeling.  For a day that had begun with a slight drizzle, warmth rose from the grass, and the sky became bright blue by 10:00 a.m.

As we raised our arms toward heaven, a song from childhood flooded my mind:  “God’s beautiful world… I love God’s beautiful world.  He made it for you; He made it for me.  I love God’s beautiful world.”

One World, One Breath – World Tai Chi Day came into being several years ago when a large group gathered at the end of April to celebrate Tai Chi.  The idea spread, and now the last Saturday in April – preferably at 10:00 a.m. – honors the many benefits of Tai Chi.  It circles the globe starting in the earliest time zones of New Zealand, continuing through  Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, ending in Hawaii at the close of the day, joining the world as one breath.

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