Destin Library celebrating World Tai Chi Qigong Day

Special to The Log

The Destin Library will celebrate World Tai Chi Qigong Day with instructor Barbara Rezmer, a certified Tai Chi for Health instructor, at 10 a.m. April 29. This event will be held outdoors on the library grounds, weather permitting. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:45 a.m. for warm up exercises.

World Tai Chi Qigong Day is an annual event that began in 1999 and is held each year to promote the related disciplines of T'ai chi ch'uan in 60 countries.

The annual April event is open to the general public and begins in the earliest time zones of New Zealand at 10 a.m., and then participants across Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America take part, with celebrations in 60 nations and several hundred cities, ending with the final events in the last time zones of Hawaii almost an entire day later. World Tai Chi Qigong Day stated goals are to:

1) Educate the world about emerging medical research revealing health benefits that t'ai chi ch'uan offer.

2) Educate about the increasing use of these ancient traditional Chinese medicine modalities in business, education, penal and drug rehabilitation.

3) Provide a global vision of cooperation for health and healing purposes across geopolitical boundaries, and also an appeal to people worldwide to embrace wisdom from all the cultures of the world.

Additional information about Tai Chi may be found at

For further information, contact Barbara Rezmer at