Today and today only on World Tai Chi / QiGong Day (WTCQD), you can land an amazing Kindle Book for Taiji/QiGong practitioners:
Here is the note to Bill Douglas, organizer of WTCQD, from the author:
Dear Bill & World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters, I have been a fan and follower of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day since its inception.
I wanted to let you know that in honor of WTCQD I am giving away the kindle edition of my book, Body Energy – Discover The Secrets Of The Chinese Body Energy Clock all day on Saturday, 4/27, to anyone that wants to download it. They do not need to own a kindle, Amazon has apps for PC, Macs, iPads, and phones that allow anyone to read a kindle book. (see link below)
Please let your members know they can download the book for free on 4/27! Wishing you a very successful and peaceful WTCQD.
Matthew Harrigan, author of Body Energy
It is beneficial for Tai Chi and Qigong teachers to understand Chinese Medicine… Not to practice TCM, but just to fill in their tai chi and qigong understanding with another layer of depth.
As we know the old saying: “Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a life time.” That’s the idea behind learning the foundations of Taijiquan and QiGong. Rather than simply sticking a “fishing pole” in your hand and telling you, “Go Practice Tai Chi Now because it’s World Tai Chi QiGong Day,” it’s just as well to understand why you’re doing it such as “how does it benefit you?”
For now, I’m leaving the health benefits to your body with the experts. Bill Douglas has a touching story of why he advocated QiGong practice for his mother:
‘What drove me personally to organize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day was a note my mother wrote to me the night before she died. She had stress/heart disease and I’d tried to get her to do tai chi and qigong, but there was no validation of it from her doctor or popular culture, Reader’s Digest, etc. She didn’t do it. But, in that note she wrote to me the night before her passing, she wrote, “I wish I could go back a few years and practice the arts of relaxation Jr. tried to teach me. I so would have loved to see my grandchildren grow up…”‘
Subsequently, this event led to Bill Douglas organizing WTCQD. Now, that Tai Chi Chuan and QiGong practice have become mainstream, the “Big Guns” like Harvard Medical have something to say about the health benefits in their latest book:
The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind (Harvard Health Publications)
Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works…
Therefore, if you want a western perspective rather than trying to understand Traditional Chinese Medical theory (which is esoteric), Harvard has the book for you.
As I have explained in previous posts, We need only the square root of one tenth of one percent of the population to reach enlightenment to saturate the rest of human consciousness with greater understanding towards the rest of the universe. Every WTCQD has produced a day of peace and productivity. On every WTCQD, the lamestream news has “very little” to report because there has been no great tragedy.
On the other hand, creativity, mutual benefits, and productivity are lifted to greater heights with new concepts and achievements to further lift up humanity; this is what HealingMindN stands for.
Here is the press release and further information for finding a WTCQD event in your area:
Randolph Fabian Directo