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'Tai Chi & Qigong will play an important role in global awakening.' - A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle, (Oprah's Book Club)

Saturday, April 19, 2008 General News J E 4
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The Theosophical Society will join millions of sites around the world ofTai Chi (Tai Ji) and Qigong teachers who will lead participants in theirrespective styles creating a wave of peace and harmony that will move aroundthe globe.

9 AM - 10 AM Demo Participations - 4 Teachers will demonstrate theirstyles to participants.

10 AM - 11 AM World Tai Chi (Tai Ji) & Qigong Day Participation - Peoplewill break off into groups, moving in silence as they follow a style lead by ateacher of their choice.

11 AM - Noon Enjoy the Grounds of the Theosophical Society which include aLabyrinth, Quest Book Shop & the Library.

Some parking at Theosophical Society - additional parking in adjacentshopping centers

www.WorldTaiChiDay.org sponsored by the Theosophical Society bywww.TheLightHeartCenter.org

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, our TENTH ANNIVERSARY, is almost here !!Saturday, April 26th, 2008 - 10 am worldwide.

1. Thank you once again for making this spectacular and meaningful eventunfold around our precious planet. Together we will once again celebrate "OneWorld . . . One Breath." We have events now in Nepal, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, andthe global wave keeps growing!!

This week the State Senate of the great state of New York issued anofficial recognition of our coming 2008 global World Tai Chi & Qigong Dayevents and health education work (see below). Also, the National Ministry ofSports, and we hope soon the National Ministry of Health will support WorldTai Chi & Qigong Day events in ECUADOR. Exciting news, a study has shown thatTai Chi may help fight Type 2 Diabetes !! More on this below.

Tai Chi Can Help Control Type 2 Diabetes

1. LONDON: Tai Chi Chuan, the traditional Chinese martial arts exercises,could help curb symptoms of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

The study suggested that Tai Chi might prompt a fall in blood glucoselevels, or improve blood glucose metabolism, triggering a drop in theinflammatory response, reports the British Medical Journal.

The findings of the study indicate that regular Tai Chi Chuan exerciseimproves T cell helper function of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus withan increase in T-bet transcription factor and IL-12 production.

T cells are a vital constituent of the body's immune system, whichgenerate powerful chemicals, including interleukins (ILs), which alter theimmune response.

READ MORE AT:

Medical News Today - UK

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/102387.phpWHEATON, Ill., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday, April 26, 2008 9 a.m. - noon at the Theosophical Society, Wheaton, IL Gather outside Rain or Shine

SOURCE Lightheart Center
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