The idea of making movement the basis for health and well being was highlighted at Mackay’s contribution to World Tai Chi Day.
The rain couldn’t dampen our enthusiasm as beginners and long-time tai chi practitioners joined as one. Starting off with a walk around to introduce ourselves to new friends and reacquaint with some old 😊, we warmed up. Then to the tai chi.
The health benefits of exercise including Time Out Tai Chi was evident though the diversity of the 57 participants. Age, gender and background was not a barrier as we moved together to make new friends, enjoyed a good laugh and found exercise calming.
This event connected community with a goal to have health & wellbeing seen as more than just having no illness it is about quality of life physically, mentally and socially.
The takeaway message is about: Being the best you! You can be, at that very moment.
The morning concluded with everyone remembering they are Wonderful, Intelligent and Beautiful People and reminding others around them they are too.
World Tai Chi Day is about this connection, it is 20 years old, so it is just hitting its prime. We all need to take time to consider our health and come together to be One World…One Breath.
Collaboration is the key to all good events, so a big thank you to:
Mackay City Centre, Mackay Hospital and Health Service- Let’s Shape Up, Daily Mercury Mackay, Fellow Tai Chi Leaders – Renae, Cheryl, Julie and Jenny
It was wonderful to see the Mackay community come together to take part in World Tai Chi Day. All joining in to take time out from busy lives.
History of World Tai Chi Day
This sees thousands of people all around the globe coming together to become one world… one breath.
Around the world on the last Saturday of April for the last 20 years people have come together
to embrace the idea of making their place healthier
through mindful exercise. Tai Chi encourages considered movement which is
beneficial for stress, chronic pain and mental health management.
Thank you to the Mackay Hospital and Health Service for this great video
In hundreds of cities, spanning 80 nations, people come together, to breathe together.Join Balance Minder by Leanne Simpson this Saturday 27 April and take part in World Tai Chi Day. Proudly supported by Mackay City Centre, this free event is for all ages. Please register here: https://www.balanceminder.com.au/world-tai-chi-day-mackay-2019/#WorldTaiChiDay #InspireYourTribe
Posted by Mackay Hospital and Health Service on Tuesday, 23 April 2019