We are delighted to share that
Mayors Bruce Teague of Iowa City &
Meghann Foster of Coralville
will both proclaim Saturday, April 29, 2023, to be
World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day!
Held on the last Saturday of April, World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day is a annual celebration held each year by innumerable people in hundreds of cities spanning 80 nations in a time link around the globe. It begins in New Zealand and, literally, travels around the planet, finally ending in Hawaii!
T’ai chi is martial art training known as “moving meditation.” A series of motions and steps, t’ai chi emphasizes use of body alignment, slow movements, and breathing techniques. Practicing these forms can help improve one’s blood circulation, posture, and both mental and physical balance. There are five primary forms of t’ai: Chen, Yang, Hao, Wu, Chen, and Sun. There is minimal variation between the various styles of t’ai chi but always the same premise: to combine meditation and martial arts.
Qigong focuses on the power of breath, movement, and intention setting to create health and balance within the body. Specific movements that can mirror those within a t’ai chi flow; however, while t’ai chi includes the concepts, theories, and movement of qi gong, the opposite is not true. The difference has been described as as specific exercises a weightlifter may perform versus his or her overall routine.
In spite of minor differences, the result of these two practices are the same health benefits of the body, mind, and spirit. Research shows you do not have to be an “expert” to receive these benefits. Rather, positive results are related to consistency rather than ability. Especially for that reason, we invite YOU to…
Join us!! This coming Saturday, April 29, as Body Moves Wellness Studio hosts Iowa City and Coralville’s celebration of World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day!
WORLD T’AI CHI AND QIGONG DAY
Saturday, April 29
10:00 – 11:30am
Register for this FREE EVENT session HERE!
For questions or inquiries about any of these events, call (319) 337-4777 or
See you there!!