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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...

How Is Chi Kung Different Than Tai Chi?

How Is Chi Kung Different Than Tai Chi?

If you are just digging into the ancient movement practices of Chi Kung and Tai Chi, you may be wondering “Hmmm, what’s the difference between the two?” Here at Just Breathe Tai Chi, we offer a variety of virtual online and video classes that teach Tai Chi, Chi Kung...

Are Tai Chi Videos as Good as Live Classes?

Are Tai Chi Videos as Good as Live Classes?

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...

Finding the Best Online Tai Chi Classes for You

Finding the Best Online Tai Chi Classes for You

You might be surprised to learn that online Tai Chi classes can be just as relaxing and beneficial as live, in-person courses. The physical, mental and emotional benefits of Tai Chi are well established. However, with concerns lingering about in-person gatherings,...

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,...

Sitting All Day? 10 Great Benefits of Online Tai Chi Classes

Sitting All Day? 10 Great Benefits of Online Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi online classes have become increasingly popular as a favorite source of physical, mental, and emotional support. Both live, using Zoom and self-paced video-on-demand, have made this uniquely healthful practice more widely available than ever before.