Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi Hosts World Tai Chi Day On Saturday, April 24
For over two decades, a special celebration of tai chi and qigong has grown across the planet. Each year, on the "last Saturday of April” - in hundreds of cities in over 80 nations - World Tai Chi events have been held in every time zone around the world. Starting at 10:00 am in the first time zone, and moving in a wave around the earth as 10:00 am reaches each new time zone, groups gather to practice tai chi and qigong.
The Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, a long-time participant in this global event, will be celebrating World Tai Chi Day this year on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The event will be held outside at the Severna Park Community Center, under the trees beside the small building known as the Holy Grounds youth center, from 10:00am to 11:30am. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. If it rains, the event will be held indoors at the Jing Ying Institute in Arnold.
At the event, there will be demonstrations of Tai Chi followed by free mini-workshops suitable for all levels of fitness. This year, we ask that people register for the event at: www.JingYing.org where you can also find information about a free introductory tai chi class at the Severna Park Community Center on April 28 and two weeks of free classes at Jing Ying Institute’s facility in Arnold.
Tai Chi Benefits:
Tai Chi is believed to boost the immune system, slow the aging process, lower high blood pressure, relieve stress, and improve balance and coordination. Harvard Medical School has stated that tai chi is one of the 5 “best exercises you can ever do.” Jing Ying Institute hopes to spread information about the incredible health benefits to as many people as possible through ongoing outreach. For more details and links to research on the benefits of tai chi: http://www.jingying.org/TaiChi.htm
Special FREE Classes after the event.
As part of the celebration to promote the benefits of tai chi, Jing Ying Institute is offering the following:
* Wednesday, April 28 (10:30-11:30am): FREE tai chi class at the Severna Park Community Center in Severna Park
* Two weeks of FREE classes at Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi in Arnold (both in person and online)
Visit www.JingYing.org for more information and to register or call 410-431-5200.
What is World Tai Chi Day?
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is held in the same month as World Healing Day and Earth Day. Tai Chi groups gather in public places around the world at 10 am (local time) to exhibit Tai Chi to the community.
Some purposes for holding this event:
1. To educate the world to the profound implications Tai Chi can offer our personal, social and world health.
2. To improve international relations by joining Tai Chi practitioners around the world in celebration.
About Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi:
Founded in 2000, Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi has been the leader in bringing Chinese martial arts and culture to Anne Arundel County. Their award-winning programs are available for children and adults six days a week, and workshops with top teachers from around the world are offered throughout the year.
Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi
1195 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd #6
Arnold, MD 21012