Another beautiful day, another delightful gathering as fifty plus Tai Chi and Qi Gong practitioners shared their various forms in Cotati’s lovely La Plaza Park on World Tai Chi Day. Bob Flannery’s group that practices there each Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. was first on the scene, and others soon followed.
Everyone joined us in our head-to-toe warmup, Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong, and 24 Movement Yang Tai Chi – which they insisted we repeat three times. Bob then led us through some of his warmups, Qi Gong, and parts of their Tai Chi Form. We followed Juliette, who teaches Qi Gong, and relaxed into gentle movements as we enjoyed the warmth of the sunshine and the refreshing breeze. This special time came to a close with a stunning Tai Chi Fan performance by Maggie Mackey who also teaches Tai Chi and Qi Gong.
The joy of being together, meeting new people, and experiencing different forms is a pleasant memory we carry with us and hope there will be more such occasions.