World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2017

APRIL 29, 2017 FREE EVENT: MEADOWLARK BOTANICAL GARDENS, VIENNA, VA
10:00am-1:00pm

On the last Saturday of April each year at 10 am, tens of thousands, in 100s of cities, spanning 80 nations, join together to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. Come be a part of this global event. See demonstrations, Mini-Classes, Healing Garden and hear students from the George Mason University Healing Arts Ensemble who will add the sound of quartz crystal singing bowls and drums! The event is free and ends with a free lunch for all.

Peaceable Dragon and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens invite you to watch demonstrations of various forms of internal arts including Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Qigong (Chi Kung). Following the demonstrations, you may participate in mini-classes taught by some of the area’s leading instructors from a variety of schools and disciplines. Also, visit our “Healing Garden” and explore Chinese Medicine, Massage, Reiki and other types of wellness therapies. Come and join the fun! Peaceable Dragon is a community of instructors and students of Qigong, Taijiquan, Yoga, Aikido, Reiki and other internal arts, who share a desire to improve their physical, mental and spiritual health.

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Paras Kaul will be presenting brainwave wellness and new media at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. Using EEG and brainwave interactive media, the degree of coherence between the brain’s right and left hemispheres provides a representation of an individual’s energetic condition. Disciplines that incorporate meditative practices lower brainwave frequencies, which stimulates the flow of energy in the body. Combining new media and stillness practices has the potential to accelerate learning processes and expand human consciousness, thus facilitating the evolutionary process.

The DC SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques) has partnered with the Torpedo Factory to feature presentations related to technology and new media.

Global Synchronized Meditation

Wellness in a broader context than for the individual extends to healing the planet. Group meditation potentially decreases stress in the collective consciousness of a community by synchronizing alpha and theta brainwaves throughout the group. Deepak Chopra suggests that global meditations are major events in history.

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