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World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is held on April 8. This event in the first decade of the month April is annual. Help us Help us 
8 April - World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
Tai chi is a practice that involves a series of slow gentle movements and physical postures, a meditative state of mind, and controlled breathing. Tai chi originated as an ancient martial art in China. Over the years, it has become more focused on health promotion and rehabilitation.
Practicing qigong may improve fitness, reduce anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, relieve chronic pain, strengthen the immune and respiratory systems, and improve overall well-being.
The earliest known qigong-like movements were animal dances, perhaps first performed to counteract the effects of a cold and damp climate. Ancient Chinese shamans, often wearing a bearskin with four golden eyes on the head, would dance through a village to drive out pestilence and demons.

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