Tai Chi Lesson
World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day is held on the last Saturday in April each year.
This year it’s April 29th.
People from all over the world go to parks and open spaces and take part.
They celebrate how Tai Chi is having a positive effect on us all.
Showcasing how this beautiful art helps our physical and mental state.
Eighty countries are expected to be holding events this year.
The first classes will be in New Zealand and Australia at 10 o’clock local time, and for an hour they perform all sorts of Tai Chi exercises.
Then, as the world turns and it becomes 10 o’clock in the next time zone, the next countries begin their sessions, then the next and the next etc.
It is like a wave of Tai Chi going around the world for 24 hours finishing in Hawaii.
We will be taking part again and this will be our 12th year and our 9th year at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Our event will start at 10:30 am due to the Gardens opening at ten.
I’m sure that the world will wait 30 min’s for us!
For one hour between 10:30 and 11:30 you can try several aspects of the art.
There are warm-up exercises, Chi Kung exercises, Hand Form (Yang’s Long Form), Stick exercises and form for those who are a little more adventurous.
I particularly recommend Samantha Wong’s Tai Chi Fan Workshop.
She’s teaching beginners and it’s always fun. I’d go to that one if I could, but they always make me do some work!
All the usual team will be on hand to help out.
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t tried Tai Chi before.
All will be welcome and there will be two instructors that will be teaching an introductory class just for beginners.
So no previous experience is required.
Love the setting? Why not purchase a years membership to the garden starting from £27.50.