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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Newsletter
April 1st, 2006 - WTCQD is less than a month away !!
New Email System - Medical Research - Official T-Shirt Info - Proclamations - Media Campaign - National Health Organizations Promote WTCQD 2006
-- NEW EMAIL SYSTEM ANNOUNCEMENT:
-- RESEARCH UPDATES:
-- Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-SHIRTS:
-- OFFICIAL GOVT. & INSTITUTIONS PROCLAMATIONS:
-- PUBLICITY & MEDIA OUTREACH FOR WTCQD:
-- HELP US GROW WTCQD:
-- WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY HEADLINES META ARTS MAGAZINE April Issue
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters, WTCQD EXPANDS DAILY !!! Thank you all for making this global health & healing event possible !!
NEW EMAIL SYSTEM ANNOUNCEMENT:
We have a new email system to make WTCQD more user friendly and efficient. At www.worldtaichiday.org, in the top right hand corner, you can click on and enter your email address to edit/specify what info you want from WTCQD. We encourage all to stay with "General Mailings," but you may also want to select specific catagories of info you want updates for as well. We'll also do special emails occasionally in various languages you can select. [Note: This WILL NOT cause you to get double emails from us, it recognizes duplicates, and updates, not duplicates.]
New studies reveal Qigong reduces Parkinson's motor & non-motor symptoms, AND a Yale, Harvard, MIT study shows "meditation increases brain size" !! http://worldtaichiday.org/HeadlineNews.html
See more medical research or headline news on Tai Chi & Qigong !
Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-SHIRTS:
For those groups and schools who ordered Official WTCQD T-shirts before March 8th, if you have not recieved them yet, let us know. We want to make sure all have them in time for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. 1-913-648-2256 [for those who've already ordered, but after March 8th, your t-shirts will ship this week]. ORDERS MADE AFTER APRIL, 17TH, WILL NOT BE SHIPPED UNTIL MAY 5TH (after WTCQD).
Also, again, we want to thank all the groups and individuals who have ordered our Official WTCQD T- Shirts, your help has been critical in our ongoing expansion of Tai Chi & Qigong to a world hungry for stress relief, health and inspiration. See T-Shirts at:
OFFICIAL GOVT. & INSTITUTIONS PROCLAMATIONS:
Groups and Schools who haven't yet applied for official proclamations for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, for your city, state, or country, now is the time. We've done the footwork to make it easy for you. Find info on how to aquire proclamations for your local aspect of this global event at:
PUBLICITY & MEDIA OUTREACH FOR WTCQD:
If you haven't yet, please print out the WTCQD Press Releases and add your local info, before faxing them out to all your local, regional, and national media. After you fax your local, regional, and national media, it's best to follow up with a phone call to introduce yourself to the assignment editors personally:
HELP US GROW WTCQD:
If you haven't already, please reach out to all your contacts, sister organizations, national tai chi & qigong organizations. Also, post announcements about the upcoming 2006 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on bulletin boards and Calendars everywhere.
Last week and this week World Tai Chi & Qigong Day announcements were made by:
US Department of Health and Human Services (Washington DC) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health
National YMCA Office is announcing WTCQD to all the YMCA's thruout the US
The National Council on the Aging is announcing WTCQD to their thousands of members throughout America
The Tai Chi Magazine WTCQD 1/2 page ad comes out in next month's April edition
IF YOU NEED ANY ASSISTANCE COORDINATING WITH YMCA, HEALTH INSTITUTIONS, ETC. in your area or country, please don't hesitate to let us know how we can help. If you get contact information for such organizations, we'd be glad to contact them if you send the contact information to us. Our global media outreach campaign continues. Last week an article on WTCQD, from famed Columbia School of Journalism, went out over the newswires to most of the major media worldwide, and more is to come. But again, keep doing your local media faxing and calling as well.
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY HEADLINES META ARTS MAGAZINE April Issue
"One World . . . One Breath" . . . A Massive Global Public Health & Healing Event -- by Bill Douglas for Meta Arts Magazine, April 2006 edition
As the planet turns, tens of thousands across hundreds of events in sixty nations will join in as 10 am rolls across the planet time zone by time zone. A Harvard, Yale, MIT study just revealed that “meditation increases brain size” especially in creative centers of the mind. As the moving meditations of tai chi & qigong expand throughout cities worldwide in public places, they expose tens of thousands to the gentle flowing motions of moving meditation, and with the help of global media, this moment of mind expansion is carried into millions of homes. What effect does this blanketing of the world for one day in images of unity, healing, and open heartedness, have on the planet, on humanity? Perhaps it expands the global brain size! And although research hasn’t emerged on this, yet, perhaps it enlarges the planet’s heart size.
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