SM City Baguio welcomes "Year of the Dragon" 2012

Most Tsinoys, or the Filipino-Chinese community in the Philippines and even the pure Pinoy but believes in Fengshui and other Chinese practices, celebrated "Chinese New Year" last week. "Chinese New Year," also known as the Spring Festival, is a major event welcomed in key cities around the world. Kung Hei Fat Choi to all my readers!

Just like any SM Supermalls in the country, SM City Baguio welcomes the "Year of the Dragon" with beautiful performance and decorations and delicious Chinese food. Families and friends here enjoyed the wish lanterns with your prayers and hopes for good health, career and fortune for the "Year of the Dragon." Aside from that, the Lion and Dragon Dance and the exhibition of the Tai-Chi, Wushu and some Chinese songs were performed at the stage making this event more festive.

Tai chi is an ancient form of gentle physical exercise that promotes fluid movement and harmony of body and mind, skeletal and muscular systems, and the left and right brain. Yoga, tai chi and qigong's health benefits have been studied for nearly 2,000 years in China and India. According to one Chinese Master, these three disciplines are the most advanced achievements in body exercise and mind conditioning ever to be developed.

The sport of wushu is both an exhibition and a full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts. It was created in the People's Republic of China after 1949, in an attempt to nationalize the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts.

It’s the “Year of the Dragon,” which is said to be one of the strongest of all of the zodiac signs. The start of the “Year of the Dragon” brings new possibilities and new beginnings. This is also the time of year when people are trying to commit to start a new fitness or health regime.

Completely overhauling their lifestyle for the better or at least to shed some pounds or get back in shape. There are the resolutions made every year to exercise, eat right, and get personal finances in order. “Year of the Dragon” is all about strength and being mighty. And a better way to do that is to start healthy eating and have a regular exercise!

Start the year right with proper diet and proper choosing of foods and great friends. This will surely make Because there’s nothing like the gift of good health this New Year. Kung Hei Fat Choi!