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The Benefits of Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease

The Benefits of Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease

Many people with Parkinson's disease (PD) turn to Tai Chi for its potential health benefits. Although there is no cure for PD, Tai Chi may help improve symptoms and quality of life. According to the study entitled, Study Finds Tai Chi Exercises May Prove Effective for...

The Benefits of Tai Chi for People with Arthritis

The Benefits of Tai Chi for People with Arthritis

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice that is considered to be beneficial for people with arthritis. Tai Chi involves a series of slow, graceful movements that can be done standing or sitting. Tai Chi classes are designed to improve balance and flexibility and can be...

The Benefits of Tai Chi for Joint Replacement Surgery Recovery

The Benefits of Tai Chi for Joint Replacement Surgery Recovery

Tai Chi is a slow, gentle, and flowing martial art that is often described as "meditation in motion." Tai Chi has many benefits, including improved balance, flexibility, and strength. But did you know that Tai Chi can also help joint replacement surgery patients...

Use of Tai Chi Following Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Use of Tai Chi Following Shoulder Replacement Surgery

One of the significant benefits of the ancient art of Tai Chi is its versatility. A great example is the use of this practice to benefit several forms of injury or surgery recovery. There are several specific ways this can be done, and one of the most common...

Debunking Common Myths about Tai Chi

Debunking Common Myths about Tai Chi

Many arts and practices that come from other cultures can sometimes be misunderstood. A good example is the art of Tai Chi. Many people in North America are unfamiliar with the origins and benefits of Tai Chi. This has led to the formation of a few unfortunate myths...

Tai Chi Can Reduce Waist Circumference

Tai Chi Can Reduce Waist Circumference

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

Fascinating Facts About Chi Kung

Fascinating Facts About Chi Kung

There are a number of ancient health exercises that have been passed down through generations, and one of the most notable is Qigong. Often spelled Chi Kung in some circles, but referring to the same thing in either case, Qigong is based on a set of precise movements...

Virtual Vs. Live Qigong Classes

Virtual Vs. Live Qigong Classes

There are many great things about the art of Qigong, and one of these is how easy it is to take part in it from a variety of locations. Those who want to participate in Qigong, Tai Chi, and related activities have multiple options available—including both live and...

Can Anyone Take Tai Chi Classes?

Can Anyone Take Tai Chi Classes?

We're asked several basic questions about our Tai Chi courses and related programs at Just Breathe Tai Chi. One of the most common is “Are these classes for anyone”? Some worry that they don't "qualify" for Tai Chi or Qigong courses, or that some kind of limitation or...

Kuan Yin Standing Qigong Classes Demo

Watch a demo video of the Kusn yin Standing Qigong Form. Kris Brinker leading a Kuan Yin Standing Qigong (a SHENG ZHEN Qigong form) Demonstration at 2022 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.

Online Tai Chi Classes — Better With Friends!

Online Tai Chi Classes — Better With Friends!

Enrolling in On-Demand Tai Chi and QigongClasses classes with a friend is a great way to ensure that your new practice will be successful. Not only will you develop a rewarding practice but enhance your relationship.

Do Online Tai Chi Lessons Make Sense for You?

Do Online Tai Chi Lessons Make Sense for You?

The art of Tai Chi is enormously beneficial to many people, including those who take lessons or classes to learn and refine their skill. But in-person lessons aren't ideal for everyone. Luckily, more and more online Tai Chi lessons are becoming available. The best...

4 Reasons to Sign Up for Qigong Classes Today

4 Reasons to Sign Up for Qigong Classes Today

For many looking to improve several areas of their general health and wellness, both physically and mentally, the art of qigong is a fantastic resource. This is a low-impact, easy-to-perform practice that incorporates elements of gentle movement and meditation, and...

Are Tai Chi Videos Good Exercise?

Are Tai Chi Videos Good Exercise?

Whether due to pandemic precautions, personal limitations or any other reason, you may not be able to take certain classes like tai chi in an in-person setting. However, there are several options for digital and video tai chi classes, and these can be enormously...

How Do Virtual Tai Chi Classes Work?

How Do Virtual Tai Chi Classes Work?

While there are many people who can benefit from the ancient practice of Tai Chi, some percentage of these people are not able or willing to attend in-person Tai Chi classes for various reasons. Luckily, there's a robust alternative for all in this position: Virtual...

Enjoy World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2022 Fairfax VA

Enjoy World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2022 Fairfax VA

WTCQD 2022 Demonstrations and Mini-Classes Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga. Hosted by Peaceable Dragon at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens—Vienna, VA. Event is outdoors and family-friendly! Come celebrate WTCQD, then stay and enjoy the beautiful gardens!

Which Age Groups Benefit Most from Taking Tai Chi Classes?

Which Age Groups Benefit Most from Taking Tai Chi Classes?

There are numerous forms of exercise that may benefit various age groups or ranges, and Tai Chi is an excellent example. This form of exercise offers several different major benefits depending not just on age, but also on several other possible conditions or pain...

The Top 3 Benefits of Taking Tai Chi Classes

The Top 3 Benefits of Taking Tai Chi Classes

The ancient Chinese tradition known as Tai Chi is a widely practiced form of exercise, historically based in martial arts. In modern times, Tai Chi is more frequently taught as a non-competitive health and wellness practice involving slow, focused movements that also...

Should You Take Online Qigong Classes?

Should You Take Online Qigong Classes?

If you’ve been considering taking a Qigong class, you have likely discovered that online Qigong classes have become more accessible. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we deal with in-person classwork, and online in-person is a new way to learn. The health benefits...