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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.

The Health Benefits of Qigong

The Health Benefits of Qigong

Qigong Classes can help you prevent and treat illness, reduce stress, establish balance, integrate mind/body/spirit, bring peace, help regain flexibility with slow, gentle, non-impact motions, improve blood circulation, and many other healing positives.

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,...

Just Breathe Online Tai Chi Class Sample Video

Just Breathe Online Tai Chi Class Sample Video Watch a 5-minute preview video of Just Breathe Tai Chi online classes. This is a compilation from an actual class to allow you to preview a taste of online Just Breathe Tai Chi and Qigong. About Just Breathe Just Breathe...

Tai Chi Helps Reduce the Risk of Falling

Tai Chi Helps Reduce the Risk of Falling

Reducing the risk of falling is one of the major benefits of Tai Chi The technical definition of balance, or postural stability, is "the ability to maintain and control the position and motion of the center of mass of the body relative to the base of support.” The...

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...

Online Tai Chi Classes Using Zoom

Online Tai Chi Classes Using Zoom

Even Tai Chi Classes are Going Virtual In the past few weeks, our weekly Tai Chi classes have successfully moved to the online platform Zoom as we all do our part to flatten the curve of COVID-19. While the online class experience cannot compare to in-person group Tai...

Do You Have COVID Caution Fatigue? Online Tai Chi Can Help!

Do You Have COVID Caution Fatigue? Online Tai Chi Can Help!

Taking online Tai Chi lessons and maintaining a regular practice could help combat a newly-identified phenomenon called COVID-19 "caution fatigue" by helping to lift your spirits, reduce harmful physical effects of stress and anxiety, and contributing to a clearer,...

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day-Fairfax County, Vienna VA April 2020

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day-Fairfax County, Vienna VA April 2020

EVENT POSTPONED—2020 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens — Vienna, VA —Fairfax County * URGENT NOTICE: World Tai Chi and Qigong Day events are POSTPONED until the "last Saturday in May" for 2020. #boostimmunitymonth Since public gatherings,...

What do a Monkey and a Goldfish Have in Common?

What do a Monkey and a Goldfish Have in Common?

Surpass the Goldfish and Quiet the Monkey with Tai Chi Our ability to pay attention may be one of the most basic and important cognitive abilities we have. Unfortunately for many of us, it seems nearly impossible to focus our attention for very long. We go through our...

NIH Reports Tai Chi Extremely Beneficial for Fibromyalgia

NIH Reports Tai Chi Extremely Beneficial for Fibromyalgia

NIH just published an article explaining a new study from Tufts University and Brown University. Aerobic exercise is usually a core part of standard fibromyalgia treatment. It is the most commonly prescribed nondrug treatment for the disorder, which can...

Tai Chi and Fall Prevention for Seniors

Aging seniors and, over 55 communities in the Northern VA area should strongly consider recommending that their residents find Tai Chi classes! There are many of these communities in Prince William, Loundoun, and Fairfax Counties alone. Various studies have proven...

Tai Chi for Arthritis Proven Effective for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Arthritis Proven Effective for Arthritis

Now, science reveals additional benefits. New studies show that Tai Chi may be as effective as physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to research published in 2016 in Annals of International Medicine. This is incredibly exciting news! Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease

Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease

What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi (also T’ai Chi, T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Tai Ji, Taiji, Taijiquan, etc.) is a balance-based exercise, originating in China as a martial art, that is gaining more and more notice with Parkinson’s disease researchers and health care professionals. While...

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Fairfax County, Vienna VA April 2019

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Fairfax County, Vienna VA April 2019

Come enjoy 2019 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Fairfax County At Meadowlark Botanical Gardens — Vienna, VA FREE! Demonstrations, Mini-Classes, Healing Garden and More!For nearly two decades, a quiet subtle phenomenon has grown across the planet. Each year, on the last...

Tai Chi Research on Benefits for Seniors

The word is spreading about the benefits of Tai Chi for Senior health, and more and more research is becoming available regarding the subject. I was recently consulted for an article about Tai Chi and fall-prevention by the staff at Comfort Home Care, a family-owned...

Relief for Piriformis Syndrome Sciatica and Sacroiliac Dysfunction

Relief for Piriformis Syndrome Sciatica and Sacroiliac Dysfunction

Getting to know and understand your sacrum can shed a lot of light on sciatica and piriformis syndrome as well as sacroiliac dysfunction. Sadly, an increasing number of people are beginning to discover the pain and discomfort of piriformis syndrome and sciatic nerve...