So I begin to noodle around on-line looking for the date of next year's
World T'aichi Day (WTCD) and voila! It's the last Saturday in April, aka April 25.
My class and I have been chatting for a couple years now about possibly hosting our own demonstration/class in honor of this banner day. And something in my bones tells me that next year, that is 2020, is it!
What shall we do? Teach some of our favorite qi-gong moves? Introduce people to the opening two moves of the Yang form? We'll all practice the first third? Or should we play "In a Landscape" one of our oft-played works of gentle, slightly eccentric pieces of music and engage everyone who stops by in "Water?" This is one of everyone's favorite exercises, where two people pair and together promote a deep connection with each other's energy.
So I'm engaged once more in this preoccupation -- mulling and planning. And so I think with this post, I'm going to take it a step farther. I'm going to make it official. 2020, somewhere in Prospect Park, taichiinparkslope will "pitch a tent" and demonstrate and teach some of our favorite routines and moves.
No doubt there will be more posts about this as it develops. And in the meantime, peruse their really wonderful website.
A lot of well-written, succinct summaries about all aspects of t'ai chi and qi-gong. One tidbit that had me prick my ears...the organization that has put this together I believe is lobbying for Medicare to cover t'ai chi! I think that would be an incredible thing -- imagine how many fewer falls, broken hips, boosted immunity, and lower blood pressures. Hopefully some day soon! And more on that too in the coming months, as I learn more.
And everyone -- if you're reading this today, which I doubt many of you are, all my best wishes for a very happy thanksgiving!