World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

Every year on the last Saturday in April, the Wynyard Tai Chi and Qigong Group – teachers and their students, as well as members of the public, turn out to celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.

This year Wynyard Tai Chi and Qigong Group and Live Well Tasmania came together in partnership to sponsor the event, and we thank Live Well Tasmania for their generous support.

This year’s event saw us gathering on the foreshore of the beautiful Inglis River, outside the Wynyard Yacht Club.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is celebrated across the globe, with each participating country beginning their event at 10.00 a.m. local time.  As we live in the Southern Hemisphere, Tasmania (as part of the East Coast of Australia) is one of the earliest places in the world to kick off with their local event (following New Zealand).  These events roll out across the world’s time zones over a 24-hour period.  Many hundreds of cities and towns in over eighty countries participate each year.

This year around fifty people came along to our event.  Led by local teachers, everybody came together to practice some Qigong forms, such as Wudang Longevity Qigong and The Lotus

Then, teachers and their students joined together to perform group Tai Chi forms.  At the same time, people who had never tried Tai Chi before took part in the free “Come and Try” Tai Chi for Beginners session.  Information about available classes for beginners was handed out, as the Wynyard Tai Chi and Qigong Group is passionate about spreading the word about just how beneficial the ancient arts of Tai Chi and Qigong are for everyone’s health and well-being.

The session ended with a catered morning tea in the Yacht Club.  The delicious homemade food, prepared by a local caterer, was enjoyed by everyone. 

Here is the link to the video on Youtube –