Neighborhood digest: April 18
Tai Chi, QiGong Day at Annapolis Harbour
PAROLE - To celebrate the 8th annual World Tai Chi and QiGong Day, a
local group is staging free demonstrations from 10 a.m. to noon April 29
at the Annapolis Harbour Center in the outdoor pavilion.
Learn about the ancient form of exercise as its fans participate
in a 24-hour, round-the-world celebration that kicks off in each time
zone at 10 a.m.
The event includes free demonstrations of a Chinese Lion Dance
and Tai Chi as well as free mini-workshops on Tai Chi, yoga and QiGong.
In case of rain, events will be moved to Jing Ying Institute,
1195 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., in Arnold.
This is the local portion of an event that starts on the last
Saturday of April at 10 a.m. in the world's earliest time zone. Tai Chi
and QiGong groups form mass gatherings in public parks or open spaces to
exhibit these arts publicly to the community. The 24 hour global event
unfolds as the earth turns.
Billy Greer, of Jing Ying, said: "If the benefits of Tai Chi were
available in a pill, it would be the miracle drug of the century. Tai
Chi, yoga, and QiGong are all considered forms of 'energy work' or
exercise that involves a physical component as well as a mental
component of mindfulness."
In preparation for World Tai Chi and QiGong Day, the Jing Ying
Institute is offering free, 90-minute Tai Chi introductory workshops on
at 7:30 p.m. April 21 and at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at its studio in Arnold.
For information, call 410-431-5200 or visit the events page at
- From staff reports
Published April 18, 2006,
The Capital, Annapolis,
Copyright © 2006 The Capital,