(Clearwisdom.net) More than 100 teachers, parents, and social workers from Taoyuan County in Taiwan gained a powerful way to obtain better physical and mental health when they learned the Falun Gong exercises at the "The Golden Key to Physical and Mental Health" workshop on July 3 and 4, 2008. The free event was held at the Taoyuan Yangmei Elementary School.

Learning Exercise One: Buddha Showing a Thousand Hands

Practicing Exercise Two: Falun Standing Stance

Taoyuan Yangmei Elementary School hosted the workshop to help relieve the teachers' stress, improve their physical and mental health, promote a moral education, improve their cultural knowledge, and take the lead in responding to the government's call for spiritual cultivation. The Taiwan Falun Dafa Association and The Epoch Times newspaper sponsored the event. Experts were invited to give lectures on health issues. People were also shown how to do the Falun Gong exercises.

Ms. Zhan Chunying, Yangmei Elementary School Principle, hosting the opening ceremonies at the workshop

Ms. Zhan Chunying, the principal of Yangmei Elementary School, hosted the opening ceremonies for the workshop. She said that Yangmei Elementary School is over 100 years old and it has held some outstanding events. The school aims to create a positive learning environment and promote cultural traditions.

On the first day of the workshop, Ms. Lin Gui, a Falun Gong practitioner and traditional Chinese medicine doctor, gave a lecture on how traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) preserves one's health, and that, from the perspective of the five elements "metal, wood, water, fire, and earth" the theory of promotion and restriction of the human viscera is scientific. Moreover, some pathologies that cannot be explained by Western medicine can be explained by TCM.

Doctor Lin also shared her experiences with the practice of Falun Gong. She explained that it provides a high-level way to cultivate the mind. The participants practiced exercise two, "Falun Standing Stance." Some participants felt the movement of energy and expressed the wish to start practicing Falun Gong.

On the second day, Ms. Zhou Yixiu, an art teacher from Taibei Jianguo Middle School, gave a lecture titled, "Pursuing the Eternity of Life in Art." She showed the participants how to appreciate Chinese and Western art works from different points of view. She explained that, for art to be timeless, artists need to integrate the meaning of life and the character of the universe into their works. Also that day, Mr. Wu Yanmen, the principle of Kouhu Middle School in Yunlin county, shared the personal experiences of many Falun Gong practitioners. His lecture aimed at helping educators to communicate with their students.

During the informal discussions, teachers asked many questions about cultivating Falun Gong and expressed their thanks to the presenters and guest speakers. In his feedback, one person wrote, "I found the end of a large ball of twine. To unravel the string and straighten out the jumble will depend on whether or not I practice Falun Gong." Another participant wrote that the presenter helped "to open a gorgeous door and light the candle of hope."

Falun Gong practitioners regularly hold workshops during the teacher's summer and winter breaks. These workshops help educators develop a means to upgrade their bodies and minds, and spread the seeds of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance, the principles of Falun Dafa.