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Online Tai Chi and Qigong Classes During Covid-19

All in-person Just Breathe Online Tai Chi and Qigong classes are being held live online weekly using Zoom for the time being. You can also subscribe to our on-demand video programs and take classes on your own schedule, at your own pace. Just Breathe Tai Chi and Qigong classes in Fairfax Virginia will resume when it is comfortable for all students. Plus, online classes are here to stay too!

Tai Chi for Balance

Tai Chi helps increase physical and mental balance through slow, low impact, graceful movements. Tai chi addresses the four components needed for balance: musculoskeletal, sensory and perceptual, neuromuscular synergy, and cognitive ability.

Tai Chi for Strength

Tai Chi conditions the muscles, tendons and ligaments through active relaxation and expansion of the body. Tai Chi’s mindful practice helps to strenghten both the major muscle groups as well as the supportive muscles responsible for stability and balance.
Tai Chi classes and lessons for health

Tai Chi and Qigong for Health

The health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong have been acknowledged by major scientific and medical studies. The practitioner does not have to be an expert. Almost anyone can learn to practice Qigong and Tai Chi to maintain and improve his or her own health. 

Are You Wondering, Tai Chi vs Qigong What’s the Difference?

Tai Chi and Qigong complement each other and work together if you choose to practice both. Trying to choose which is best for you? Read about Qigong vs Tai Chi.

“For a beginner, Tai Chi is a workout. For a practitioner, Tai Chi is a discipline. For a master, Tai Chi is a way of living. And they are all the same Tai Chi.”

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“The most spectacular change by far is my ability to balance on one foot, something I wasn’t very good at but that has definitely improved. Every class with Kris feels like a vacation as it gives my busy mind a rest from everything else that usually occupies it. I come out of class refreshed and I am improving week by week. The biggest surprise to me is that Tai Chi is so much fun!”

Dr. Laura Hills

Fairfax, VA

“Kris has a way of teaching that makes this discipline easy to learn and master. I keep going to refine my abilities and strengthen my core. What a great way to learn balance and stay agile. I am among the oldest in the class and easily keep up with those younger. If you are looking for low impact exercise, this is the class for you. Makes you strong and agile. Run, don’t walk to sign up for class.”

Connie D.

Fairfax Station, VA

“After a series of hip injuries—with associated surgery, doctor’s appointments and physical therapy—I still required a cane just to get out of bed. I started taking Tai Chi and started feeling a difference almost immediately. After a few classes, I could walk without my cane. Now, not only do I not need a cane, but you can watch me confidently stand on one leg!”

Doug Church

Chairman, Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

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Do Tai Chi videos provide the same benefits and results as taking a live class? Tai Chi provides a wide variety of evidence-based benefits for the mind and body. Those benefits do not vary, whether you’re taking a live class or engaging with a video or on-demand...

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Finding the Best Online Tai Chi Classes for You

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Tai Chi v Qigong What’s the Difference?

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Tai Chi vs Qigong What’s the Difference?One of the most frequently asked questions I hear from my students is “Tai Chi vs Qigong, what’s the difference?” The short answer: Tai Chi, or Taiji, (the whole spelling thing is addressed below) is a martial art, and Qigong,...

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