“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.”
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 for Health
Tai Chi’s health benefits have been acknowledged by major scientific and medical studies. A Harvard University Medical School publication suggests that the common description of Tai Chi as “meditation in motion” could just as well be called “medication in motion”.
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A Tai Chi and Qigong Workshop in Chantilly VA: Come Learn Taiji Shen Gong Details: When: Saturday December 9 AND Saturday December 16 (Two 4-hour sessions) Participation both days will be required to cover the entire form Time: Noon-4 p.m. both days Where: The new...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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