WORLD TAIJI DAY
April 28, 2018

Join us for World Taiji Day as we demonstrate various Taiji forms and exercises.

 

Tai Chi or Taiji or 太極 depending on how you spell it, is an ancient form of exercise and self defense practiced all over the world.

We will gather in the auditorium at 9 a.m. to talk about Taiji and do warm-up exercises and then at
10 a.m. we will begin our demonstrations with a group practice of Yang Style Taiji, a simple form consisting of 32 movements which was created by our great-grandmaster Liu especially for modern busy working people.

This form can be played in a small space in a short amount of time but still includes all the basic elements of Taiji and all the same benefits of longer or more complicated forms.

Playing this form at 10 a.m. we will join a wave of healing energy as it marches around the globe,
time zone by time zone, everyone practicing at 10 a.m., until it has made its way completely around the world.

Our Taiji demonstrations will continue with various other Taiji forms and styles until concluding at 11a.m.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

For those who may be unfamiliar with Taiji (Tai Chi):

Harvard calls Taiji, ”medication in motion." and says “There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems.” Studies have shown increased strength and flexibility, improved balance, lower incidence of depression and anxiety, decreased stress, increased energy, lower blood pressure and improved cardiovascular health. And Taiji is easy to play.
Harvard reminds us, “you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health” and that “Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery”.