Tai Chi v Qigong What’s the Difference?

Tai Chi v Qigong What’s the Difference?

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,...
The Health Benefits of Qigong

The Health Benefits of Qigong

The Health Benefits of Qigong Qigong (pronounced “chee-gung”) Qi (life-breath) Cultivation is an aspect of Chinese medicine involving the coordination of different breathing patterns with various physical postures and motions of the body. Qi means breath or gas in...
Tai Chi is Like Soup

Tai Chi is Like Soup

How is Tai Chi like soup you might ask? First, the short answer: Just as there are many styles, varieties, and flavors of soup, there are also various styles, varieties and flavors of Tai Chi. There are also certain fundamental qualities about soup that makes it soup,...
Burn off Those Calories With Tai Chi

Burn off Those Calories With Tai Chi

When most people think about Tai Chi, they are not usually associating the practice with calorie burn. You may not realize just how many calories those slow, graceful movements will shed. It has been calculated that a 125-pound person burns approximately 240 calories...