(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in San Juan, Puerto Rico, participated in a local 2022 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day celebration.

Various instructors spoke on the history and techniques of Tai Chi and Qigong and gave demonstrations.

Falun Dafa practitioners were invited to introduce the practice at the event. The speaker prior to the Falun Dafa presentation spoke about forgiveness and about cultivating a rose for those who are good to us and also for those who treat us badly.

Practitioners opened their introduction with this word “cultivate” and explained that, in Falun Dafa, the goal is “self-cultivation,” or how to consciously work on ourselves so as to be better and better people, striving to be more truthful and more compassionate and to cultivate ourselves with direction and purpose.

Participants were invited to learn one of the Dafa exercises and all joined in doing the “Falun Standing Stance” exercise. After the demonstration, one woman said that she felt a part of her back “adjust itself” and that she had a general feeling of wellbeing. Another woman commented that she felt very calm and serene.

Practitioners also demonstrated the “Buddha Showing a Thousand Hands” exercise and explained that it opens all the body’s energy channels. They offered brochures and showed everyone the book that guides the practice, Zhuan Falun. They invited everyone to find the book online and join the free weekly classes to learn the exercises.

Afterward, the practitioners talked with people who had questions after reading the brochure.

Participants in the 2022 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day celebration in San Juan learn the “Falun Standing Stance” exercise.