Recent research has demonstrated taiji's efficacy on the body's ability to fend off illnesses. An article in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society reported on a study conducted at University of California, Los Angeles' Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology that showed dramatic . "Also in the works are five federally funded studies examining whether regular practice can help patients contending with heart disease, osteoarthritis and cancer fight off threats such as depression, infection and the pain of joint inflammation. Other studies are probing whether tai chi can improve balance and reduce falls among the elderly, and improve the well-being of patients with HIV."Sun-Sentinal, 4/20/07
April 21, 2007
Spring and summer bring numerous taijiquan events. Join in and learn!
April 28th is World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day. This event is held each year on the last Saturday of April, and is organized in a grass-roots fashion. You can check your local newspapers for events in your area or look on the WTCQD site.
The annual Zhang Sanfeng Festival will take place May 31 - June 3 in East Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania, and will feature many well-known teachers.
Taijiquan's flagship event A Taste of China celebrates its 25th year of summer seminars June 28-July 2 in Winchester, Virginia. This year's theme is "The Art and Science of Taijiquan's Power," and will be the last large-scale summer event, but director Pat Rice promises new directions in the future.
Dallas, Texas, is the location of the 10th Annual Taiji Legacy features seminars, master's demonstrations, lion dance and competitions, July 20–22. One of North America's largest taiji events.
The National Qigong Association Conference will be held in Chaska, Minnesota from August 17 – 20, 2007. This year's theme is "Dancing In Stillness," and will feature a wide range of programming.