Tai Chi & Chigong Day

World Tai Chi & Chigong Day on April 28 2007 celebrated these gentle exercise practices by organizing gatherings at 10:00 in each time zone. The result is a wave of participation progressing around the world. It is a yearly practice, and is documented on the World Tai Chi Day website.

Here are some excerpts: "This global wave of goodwill provides a vision of hope and healing to a world hungry for such visions. Each year photos show people from different cultures, religions, and every corner of the earth breathing together in this profound global Tai Chi & Qigong movement. They reveal that "look" on people's faces, a look that conveys a feeling that all of us who have experienced the well-being that Qi, or life energy know. It expands through our minds and bodies when we make the space to breathe and to let calm and wellness expand through us.

"When you see that look in all these diverse faces from so many different lands, you can't help but realize that we are indeed 'one world and, one breath.' We are all connected by the field of life energy that physicists are now discovering permeates all existence. By immersing ourselves in the field of life energy again and again, we become more and more grounded in the absolute reality that we are all connected, all part of the web of life. And, by cultivating the realization personally and globally, we may help in a subtle, quiet way to usher in a more elegant future that nurtures us all in ways we cannot yet even imagine."

The formal prediction is for the full UTC day, which captures most of the practices across the time zones. The result is a positive, but non significant deviation, with Chisquare 86799 on 86400 df, with p = 0.181 and Z = 0.912. The history of data accumulation during the day shows a striking positive trend beginning at about 10:00 in Europe. Though it isn't appropriate to interpret this given it is a post hoc observation, it suggests a big change in the mass consciousness as the Tai Chi practice comes to the West.

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