Celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at Normandale on April 28

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

Normandale Community College will host an event as part of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day from 9:30 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 28.

Normandale Community College is a host site and sponsor of "World Tai Chi and Qigong Day" locally, and will have many different free workshops that feature local and international experts in the gymnasium. Those workshops include:   

9:30-10 a.m. - Gather in Gym and Welcome Announcement from Normandale

10-11:20 a.m. - 
Demonstrations  (Group Qigong warm-ups; Tai Chi for Arthritis; 3 Tai Chi Health Forms; Yang Style; Shiba Louhan Qigong & Yi Jin Jing; Sun 73 & Yang Short Form; Shibashi; Tai Chi Weapons Forms; Combined 42 Form)  

11:30 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

11:30a-12p - Visit Japanese Garden; Shiba Louhan Qigong; ABCs of Tai Chi; Overview of other Tai Chi forms; Spring Forest Qigong

12:10-12:40p - Visit Japanese Garden; Shiba Louhan Qigong; Martial Aspects of Tai Chi; Overview of other Tai Chi forms; Tai Chi Ruler Spring Forest Qigong

12:50-1 p.m. - Closing (Door Prize Drawings & Closing Qigong)                            

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day's goals are to educate the world about emerging medical research revealing health benefits that Tai Chi and Qigong offer, educate about the increasing use of these ancient traditional Chinese medicine modalities in business, education, and rehabilitation and to provide a global vision of cooperation for health & healing purposes across geopolitical boundaries, and also an appeal to people worldwide to embrace wisdom from all the cultures of the world.      

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day events have been recognized by the United Nations World Health Organization and the day has been officially proclaimed by mayors of many major cities, including Mayor R. T. Rybak of Minneapolis. This global wave of goodwill provides a vision of hope and healing to a world hungry for such visions.  We are all connected, all part of the web of life. And, by cultivating and growing the realization personally and globally, we may help in a subtle, quiet way to usher in a more elegant future that nurtures us all in ways we cannot yet even imagine.  

For more information on World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at Normandale Community College contact Berni Xiong at Berni.Xiong@normandale.edu or 952-358-9139.