About World Yoga Day
          & the Organizing Center WorldTaiChiDay.org
           and www.WorldYogaDay.org's connection

How World Yoga Day began ...

In 1998 in the largest gathering of Tai Chi players outside of China (according to CNN's report) and held a mass Tai Chi exhibition that CNN's report carried worldwide. Other Tai Chi groups and eventually Qigong (pronounced chee gong) groups got involved ... and in 1999 it was called World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. It spread through over 80 nations as a mass global celebration and health
education event.

But, what about
World YOGA Day?

As this event spread around the
world, the Founders of this event,
Bill and Angela Wong-Douglas, saw a great
potential for expanding awareness of not just Tai Chi and Qigong, and the mounting medical research showing it could save society hundreds of billions of dollars in saved health costs, court costs, prison costs, etc ... but they saw World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's mass education model, as a model for all mind-body practices that could benefit society.

AND they began to see a profound global connection forming that could be an inspiration to the world ... and the event's motto became "One World ... One Breath"

So, they created an umbrella event known as World Healing Day, which included:
* World Yoga Day (www.WorldYogaDay.org)
* World Reiki Day (www.WorldYogaDay.org)
* World Art Day (www.WorldArtDay.org)
* World Sufi Dance Day (www.WorldSufiDanceDay.org),

At the same time, many World Tai Chi Day events had already begun to include Yoga events as part of their World Tai Chi Day event, which further inspired World Tai Chi Day's Founders to expand this event to a mass mind body wave of Qi and Prana around the planet, all the events held on the same day ... at 10 am local time on the "last Saturday of April" each year.

Events have since been officially proclaimed by governors of 25 US States; senates, including Puerto Rico, California, New York; the National Congress of Brazil; and officials and government bodies, agencies and ministries worldwide have supported this global effort including across the U.S., Italy, UK, Mexico, Brazil, etc. Many hospitals and health institutions have participated, and Harvard researchers held a series of mind-body science lectures in recognition of World Tai Chi Day.

So, how do you or your Yoga group, school, or association become part of this annual global health & healing wave ... whose motto is One World ... One Breath?

Visit www.WorldTaiChiDay.org and use all the resources there to organize your local event as part of the global wave, or connect with an existing event to see if you can join forces. In the photos below you'll see how Yoga and Tai Chi, Qigong, and Sufi Dancing have become part of this global wave of events each year in many nations.

Our primary mission is

Today is World Healing Day ... [it] seeks
to unite
healing intentions from a
multitude of
spiritual and medical practices.
-- The Huffington Post.com

"[The last Saturday of April] is
World Healing Day, plus Adam Yauch
(Beastie Boys) and Yoko Ono are
meditating twice daily for world health..."
-- UK Independent, April 2010

"What if human consciousness were
focused en masse for a 24
hour-period, not on fear
and desperation, but on
an intention for personal
and global healing?"

[World Healing Day's] founders asked.
Details may be found at
-- Al-Ahram Weekly, Cairo, Egypt

Working together, World Healing Day
seeks to
accomplish collectively
the true power of
a global
human consciousness.
-- Pakistan-Asia News.com

World Healing Day ... addressing world healing
-- Agence France Presse

Purposes of World Healing Day; World Yoga Day; Tai Chi & Qigong Day; World Reiki Day, etc.

1) To educate the world of the profound health & healing benefits of Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, Reiki and mind-body practices for individuals, communities, and nations

2) To thank Chinese and Indian culture for creating and sharing these profoundly valuable gifts with the world

3) To bring together 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.

4) To give a powerful example
of how the power of the internet
can be used to foster global
health & healing.

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"World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, takes place [the last Saturday of April] . . . To learn more, find instruction on the basics or discover a class in your area, go online to worldtaichiday.org."

  -- USA Weekend

I'm in awe of how well these intents were accomplished -- shared vision is powerful chi!

Yours in Wellness, Gratitude and Oneness,

Suzen Sharda Segall,
Pittsburgh, PA

"Thank you for the incredible service WorldTaiChiDay.org is providing for all who are ready to accept it.

I can't thank you enough"

-- Mamie in New York

"Tai Chi and Yoga will play an important role in global awakening"

-- Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth
      (an Oprah's Bookclub pick)

"Our programs continue to grow and our numbers of Schools continue to grow at a phenomenal rate and I feel your efforts are fueling this growth worldwide and we are all in awe of what the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has done."

-- Dave Pickens
National Chairman Chinese Martial Arts Division
United States Amateur Athletic Union

"Your organizing of this global event has been very helpful in gaining media attention for the benefits of Qi Gong & Tai Chi and in creating awareness of our school and classes.

New people come to our World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day event every year."

-- Howard Fraracci - Qi Gong teacher
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"You know words can not express feelings, only acts does it.

I'm sure when you created the WTCQD, you did not imagine that it would be celebrated all over the world and grow so fast.

Teaching Tai Chi, inspiring Tai Chi, offering Tai Chi, living Tai Chi is an Act of Love.

You drove all of us in the path of One World... One Breath. Step by step, we would reach to One Mind... One Spirit.

Thank you today, thank you tomorrow, thank you always.

TAO bless you with the force of the Tiger and the malleability of the Water."

-- Milton - Being Tao Association / Square of Universal Harmony - Brasília, Brazil

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