Today is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

It seems there is an international day for everything.

Well, today is World Tai Chi and Qigong day.

Man doing Tai Chi
Man doing Tai Chi – Image by Gianni Crestani from Pixabay

Tai Chi (also spelled Taiji) is a sequence of movements combining Qigong and Chinese martial arts, designed to improve physical and mental well-being. In China, it is common to see groups of people doing Taiji in the park.

Qigong (sometimes spelled Chi Kung) is the ancient Chinese study of energy or Qi. In particular, Qigong is a series of gentle movements designed to improve the Qi in your body. The low-impact and gentle movements are especially popular with older people.

Tied in with Qi is the concept of Yin and Yang, and trying to balance constantly-changing conditions. In Chinese Traditional Medicine, you have good health when the energy in your body is balanced and can flow easily through your body.

Image by 18121281 from Pixabay

Coronavirus is still limiting activities at the moment, but there will be plenty of classes around when the world becomes more normal.

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