Norwalk residents will soon join those from around the world in celebration of World Tai Chi Day at a 10 a.m. ceremony on April 24 at Veterans Memorial Lake Park Pavilion 1.
Leading up to the celebration, local Tai chi and Qigong instructor Tom Lesniewski will offer two free Qigong classes for beginners.
Qigong, a basic form of tai chi, "is a complete form that, "when practiced regularly, will bring improvements in overall health, mental focus and feeling of well being," Lesniewski said.
Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion, but might well be called medication in motion," according to Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School. "There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems."