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TCA hails 1st Annual World Health Qigong Day as a huge success

Thursday, August 31, 2017

At 10am on the second Sunday of August, Tai Chi Australia (TCA) was honored to host the inaugural annual World Health Qigong Day at Federation Square.

Coordinated by the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF), thousands of enthusiastic Health Qigong (HQ) practitioners descended upon venues in 43 countries across five continents to practice non-stop together for 24 hours. Starting in New Zealand and ending in Canada, the event proved an enormous worldwide success.

World Health Qigong Day

HQ is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Fluid physical movements, mental cultivation and regulated breathing guides and promotes the free flow of energy (Qi) throughout the body, which helps to balance Yin and Yang, improve general health and a greater sense of well-being.

World Health Qigong Day

TCA instructors, students, local Melbournians, interstate and overseas visitors were all privileged to have Professor Wang Yulin and TCA chief instructor, Master Han Jin Song to demonstrate and teach three HQ forms: Eight Golden Brocade, Yangsheng Zhang and 12-Step Daoyin Health Preservation Exercises.

World Health Qigong Day

For over ten years Federation Square has been recognised as the Melbourne hub for HQ and Tai Chi. Curious on lookers were attracted by the soothing traditional Chinese music, the relaxed movements and the serenity of those participating. Many could not resist the opportunity to join in and learn the basics of HQ.

World Health Qigong Day

The benefits and practice of HQ have been growing in popularity worldwide. The first World Health Qigong Day proved an enormous success and will be held on the second Sunday of August each year. Many people became aware of what HQ is and its many health benefits.

Leda, a Greek visitor said, “What a pleasant surprise to be able to experience HQ in Melbourne” and Graham from Melbourne has had wonderful results and proudly said, “I have been practicing HQ at Federation Square for the past eight years. This has strengthened my legs and improved my balance.”

World Health Qigong Day

TCA chief instructor Master Han Jin Song said Melbournians are fortunate. “Federation Square is the first and only single place in the world where you can learn and practice HQ and Tai Chi, free of charge, every week, 52 weeks a year regardless of the weather.” HQ classes are held from 8am to 9am every Friday and Tai Chi from 7.30am to 8.30am each Tuesday. Everybody is welcome.

TCA acknowledges Federation Square management for their continual support for over ten years. Special thanks to IHQF and Professor Wan Yulin for their generous assistance.

World Health Qigong Day

World Health Qigong Day

Tai Chi could help reduce falls in elderly

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Here is a link to a SBS article on How ancient Tai Chi movements could help prevent older people from falling.

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Leempeeyt Weeyin' will impact Fed Square Classes

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Tuesday and Friday classes in August will be impacted.

These are the following classes that will be impacted:

7:30am on the 8th + 15th August – Tai Chi

8:00am on the 11th + 18th August – Health Qigong

Leempeeyt Weeyin will run between 5-20 August. Alongside amazing live performances, some of the regular Fed Square health classes will take place next to the campfire in the Main Square. This is aimed to enhance the overall experience of that particular class.

30th Tai Chi China Tour with Tai Chi Australia

Saturday, May 20, 2017

This tour has it all: adventure, tao spiritualism, tai chi, sight seeing, shopping in small rural villages and a large city, amazing scenery, history and culture.

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Zhangjiajie

Victoria's Multicultural Festival at Federation Square

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tai Chi Australia will be running a relaxing Tai Chi – Health Qigong session with powerful health benefits.

Victoria’s Multicultural Festival is a showcase of the many cultures that make Victoria an amazing place to live. Come along for a sumptuous array of international cuisine, art, craft, music, dance, film, kid’s activities, roving performances and more! The celebrations start at midday and Tai Chi Australia is proud to be part of it.

Take a relaxing Tai Chi – Health Qigong session with powerful health benefits in the Amphitheatre on:

Saturday 25 March
at 3:15pm, 4:00pm and 4:45pm
Duration: 30 minutes.

Victoria's Multicultural Festival at Federation Square

 

Wax off wax on to prevent falls

Friday, March 10, 2017

View this article in Seniors Newspaper with Master Han Jin Song on the benefits of Tai Chi.

Link to the article

Master Han Jin Song

5 ways to meditate for people who hate sitting still

Monday, February 13, 2017

View this SBS article on ways to meditate including Tai Chi also known as moving meditation.

Link to the article

TCA celebrates the Year of the Rooster with great gusto

Monday, February 13, 2017

Tai Chi Australia was once again an integral part of the City of Melbourne’s Chinese New Year celebrations, which took place from 27/1/2017 until 12/2/2017.

The Chinese lunar year was officially celebrated on 28/1/2017. It is the year of the rooster.

Free Tai Chi and Qigong at Queensbridge Square

From Chinese New Year’s Eve, TCA gave demonstrations and classes every day at various times in Tai Chi, Health Qigong and Wushu in a variety of locations across Melbourne Central District, suburbs and country areas. These ranged from the Square and Main Stage, Chinatown, Federation Square, to Queensbridge Square, South Bank. We joined the Haileybury Festival, Keysborough and the Melbourne City Football Club at AAMI Park. We travelled to the Wildlife Park, Ballarat. All sessions were enthusiastically attended. Participants included Tai Chi, Health Qigong and Wushu instructors, students and the general public.

TCA wishes everyone a happy and healthy 2017, the Year of the Rooster and looks forward to being a part of it again in 2018.

Free Tai Chi and Qigong at Queensbridge Square

Free Tai Chi and Qigong at Queensbridge Square

Tai Chi on Chinatown main stage

Tai Chi at Chinatown Square

Tai Chi at Haileybury College

Tai Chi at Haileybury College

Tai Chi with Melbourne City Football Club

Tai Chi with Melbourne City Football Club

Tai Chi and Qigong at Ballarat Wildlife Park

TCA and Chemist Warehouse promote Health Qigong and Tai Chi

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Tai Chi Australia is conducting FREE classes in Tai Chi and Health Qigong at the Queensbridge Square, South Bank.

For the first time during the Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year Celebrations, Tai Chi Australia is conducting FREE classes in Tai Chi and Health Qigong every morning from 30/1/2017 to 10/2/2017 at 7.30am to 8.15am at the Queensbridge Square, South Bank.

This has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of Chemist Warehouse.

TCA values this new partnership and looks forward to extending this relationship in the future.

Free Tai Chi and Qigong Queensbridge Square

Free Tai Chi and Qigong Queensbridge Square

Australia Day Celebrations a great success again

Friday, January 27, 2017

For over 11 years, TCA has proudly represented the Chinese community with its involvement in Australia Day celebrations.

Once again TCA gathered in the Kings Domain Garden, Melbourne.  Various Tai Chi and Health Qigong Forms were demonstrated throughout the day by TCA Instructors and students.  Many passers-by joined the demonstrations and practice sessions.  With the growing interest in general health, wellbeing and relaxation, free classes were also given to members of the public.  The popularity of these classes increase every year and now have a loyal following.

Australia Day 2017

Thank you to all TCA instructors and students for their support.  As the Australia Day celebrations are a permanent fixture on the TCA calendar, we look forward to participating again next.

Australia Day 2017

Australia Day 2017

Australia Day 2017

Australia Day 2017

Australia Day 2017

Australia Day 2017