On Friday, April 27th, 2018, the day before World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, the Brazilian National Congress will commemorate WTCQD by holding a moment of contemplative silence. At that same time mass Tai Chi, Qigong, and Mind-Body exhibitions and teach-ins will begin occurring in the earliest time zones of New Zealand, and then all across Australia at 10 am local time. As the planet turns these events will spread across Asia, Africa, Europe, North & South America, and eventually end with the final time zone's events in Hawaii, USA.
This below global atlas shows where World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events have been held:
See a video montage of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events:
The goal of this annual global phenomenon has been to educate the world about the profound health benefits of Tai Chi, Qigong, and Mind-Body practices, and it has educated millions, garnering mass media attention worldwide, including: New York Times; BBC Television News; Associated Press Television News; CNN; FOX; South China Morning Post; China's CCTV International News Network; and many more.
NDTV International covers Jerusalem, Israel's WTCQD event:
Egyptian National News covers WTCQD in Cairo, Egypt:
Agence France Presse TV News covers WTCQD in Havana, Cuba
However, as this global event spread planet wide it took on another form of healing ... bringing the world together for healing. "The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" cited on its page 25 that a crucial component of the day is to "bring people across racial, economic, religious, and geo-political boundaries, to join together for the purpose of health and healing, providing an example to the world."
WTCQD in Tehran, Iran
WTCQD Harlem, New York:
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Official Website: WorldTaiChiDay.org helps educate the world by offering free resources such as the Medical Research Library where viewers can look up nearly 100 common health challenges, and find links to medical research articles on how Tai Chi or Qigong have been shown to help treat those issues.
It also, as indicated in the above videos, has shown Tai Chi, Qigong, and Mind-Body enthusiasts worldwide how to partner with local and national media so that they can get coverage for their mass events, and share medical research with the public while doing so. See the below China International News Network CCTV's coverage of a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event in South Africa to understand how event coverage for WTCQD becomes a mass educational platform, as WTCQD's South African organizers uses the Medical Research from the event's official website to educate the global public during media coverage of his local event:
Over the 19 years of this growing personal and global health & healing event, Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, Sufi Dance, and other mind-body teachers and practices have participated at WTCQD events. So global organizers have envisioned an expansion of this event to include: World Yoga Day (WorldYogaDay.org); World Reiki Day (WorldReikiDay.org); World Healing Meditation Day (WorldHealingMeditationDay.org); World Sufi Dance Day (WorldSufiDanceDay.org); etc., all held the same day under the umbrella of World Healing Day (WorldHealingDay.org).
The goal is to focus mass global consciousness on personal and global health and healing for this 24 hour period each year, in addition to educating millions about the science on mind-body practices and how they can save global society trillions of dollars in saved healthcare costs.
The Founders of this event became intrigued by the Global Consciousness Project which emerged out of research at Princeton University, finding that when human consciousness was focused en masse during tragedy's like 9/11/2001 or Princess Diana's death, it affected their computers worldwide.
So WTCQD Founders wondered what could happen if human consciousness could be focused intensely for a 24 hour period, not on tragedy, but on a vision of personal and global health and healilng. This became their vision of expanding World Tai Chi & Qigong Day into World Healing Day, and inviting mind-body practitioners, teachers, and associations worldwide to participate.
This is how World Tai Chi Day had become World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, by inviting Tai Chi enthusiasts and teachers worldwide to join in this annual global wave, and then Qigong teachers wanted to be a part of it as well.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Official Website has created a template for this expanded World Healing Day, and its Founders maintain WorldHealingDay.org; WorldYogaDay.org: WorldReikiDay.org; WorldHealingMeditationDay.org; WorldPrayerDay.org; WorldArtDay.org; with the vision of mind-body groups, organizations, and enthusiasts worldwide sharing a common vision of personal and global health & healing, and using the template of WTCQD to create their own branches of World Healing Day. All events would be held on the same day each year, the "last Saturday of April."
Do you practice Yoga, Reiki, etc. and share a vision of personal and global health and healing? If so, you are invited to contact Founders through their official website WorldTaiChiDay.org and help build this wave of consciousness worldwide for clearer, calmer, healthier and more peaceful world.
The motto of this global event is "One World ... One Breath."