Burn off Those Calories With Tai Chi


Tai Chi for Weight Loss?

Tai Chi for Weight Loss Calorie BurnWhen 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 in a one-hour session, while a 155-pound person burns approximately 300 and a 185-pound person burns roughly 356. With those numbers, that Tai Chi session is about the equivalent, in terms of calorie burning, as an hour-long walk done at 3.5 mph.

Above and Beyond Ordinary Exercise

While Tai Chi may not quite compare to the calorie-burn of a vigorous jog, or strenuous cycle, this ancient martial art improves your flexibility, coordination, endurance, stamina and strength in a way no other activity can. Plus, studies have shown that there is nothing better for conditioning the body for fall-prevention.

Tai Chi is Flexible

Not only does Tai Chi aid your flexibility, the practice itself is flexible. You can burn more or less calories just by changing the way you practice. Sink a little deeper, move a little slower, practice a little longer for more calorie-burn. Feeling too tired? Take it a bit easy. You may just find that after several minutes, you suddenly have more energy than when you started and you practice longer than you thought you would.

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Tai Chi Classes Section 1
Burke Fairfax Springfield VA Area
Mon, Jan 9-Apr 17, 2017

Tai Chi Classes — Improve Flexibility and Balance, Reduce Stress, Increase Energy Level, Tone and Strengthen Muscles

Tai Chi for stress reduction and fall prevention
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Tai Chi Classes Section 3
Burke Fairfax Springfield VA Area
Mon, Jan 9-Apr 17, 2017

Tai Chi Classes — Continue to Improve Flexibility and Balance, Reduce Stress, Increase Energy Level, Tone and Strengthen Muscles

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Taiji Shen Gong Workshop in Burke

What a fantastic workshop! To all my students, you are amazing! Thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication.

This video was created due to the multiple requests of my students. It is intended to support you as you continue your practice of Taiji Shen Gong. It is with great humility that I publish this video. Thank you to all of my dedicated students. I hope this assists you in your learning.

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Tai Chi Classes Section 3
Burke Fairfax Springfield VA Area
Mon, Sep 12-Dec 12, 2016

Tai Chi Classes — Continue to Improve Flexibility and Balance, Reduce Stress, Increase Energy Level, Tone and Strengthen Muscles

Tai Chi for stress reduction and fall prevention
Tai Chi 3 — Continue to de-stress, wind down, relax, become more flexible. Also increase your strength and balance! Deepen the health benefits and relaxation offered by the ancient art of Tai Chi! Read More »

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Tai Chi Classes Section 1
Burke Fairfax Springfield VA Area
Mon, Sep 12-Dec 12, 2016

Tai Chi Classes — Improve Flexibility and Balance, Reduce Stress, Increase Energy Level, Tone and Strengthen Muscles

Tai Chi for stress reduction and fall prevention
Tai Chi — Come learn to de-stress, wind down, relax, become more flexible. Also increase your strength and balance! Discover the health benefits and relaxation offered by the ancient art of Tai Chi! Read More »

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Tai Chi Cheng Man Ching First Third Group Demo

This video was created during the annual celebration for World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2016. On the last Saturday of April each year at 10 am (local time), tens of thousands, in 100s of cities, spanning 80 nations, join together to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. Come be a part of this global event. We hope that you can join us each year! Peaceable Dragon and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens invite you to watch demonstrations of various forms of internal arts including Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Qigong (Chi Kung).

It is with great humility that I publish this video. Thank you to all of my dedicated students. I hope this assists you in your learning.

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Tai Chi Qigong Workshop—Burke Fairfax Springfield VA Area, Saturdays, August 6 and 13 2016

A Tai Chi and Qigong Workshop in Fairfax VA: Come Learn Taiji Shen Gong

Tai Chi Burke Fairfax VA Qigong at Meadowlark Gardens

Details:

  • When: Saturday August 6 AND Saturday August 13 (Two 3-hour sessions)
    Participation both days will be required to cover the entire form
  • Time: 1-4 p.m. both days
  • Where: Pinn Community Center
    10225 Zion Dr, Fairfax, VA 22032 Google it
  • Cost: $120.00 for both days / $66 for one day
    SINGLE DAY ATTENDANCE NOTE: If you have not previously studied this form, you may attend August 6 as your single day. If you have studied the form previously, then you may attend either single day

Registration:

Please REGISTER NOW in advance (required).

About the form:

Taiji Shen Gong is a system of Qigong composed of three sections; Heaven, Earth, and Humanity and has a special flavor and rhythm. A very rich and expansive form, movements are sometimes fast and sometimes slow. This form can be practiced to be as gentle or as physically demanding as you desire. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.

Taiji Shen Gong is considered to be an original form of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) developed about 700 years ago in the Yuan dynasty. This original Tai Chi is not a martial art but pure Qigong to improve health and longevity. It is a perfect complement to any Tai Chi or mind-body practice.

…and if feels awesome!!! 😉

Benefits:

  • Hips become open and more flexible
  • Spine loosens and relaxes back muscles
  • Legs become stronger
  • Relaxes whole body
  • Breathing becomes deeper
  • Spirit becomes lifted
  • Takes very little space to practice!

Tai Chi focus:

  • Movements beginning at the foot and traveling up the leg to the waist
  • Focusing on the waist moving the entire upper body
  • Concentrating on nose-navel alignment
  • Lowering the stance gradually
  • Rooting the feet into the earth
  • Coordinating breathing to movements
  • Cultivating and clearing the Chi

About the instructor:

Kris Brinker has been a student of internal arts —Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, Aikidio and Reiki—for over 25 years. Kris has been teaching in the Northern VA area throughout Fairfax and Prince William counties since 2002. She has enjoyed teaching various age groups ranging from George Mason dance students to residents needing the highest level of senior care at the Virginian Retirement Community. She currently teaches group Tai Chi classes in Burke VA, offers private customized training in Centreville VA and volunteers for the active senior program for Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, having been a founding instructor for the Burke West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls (BWSSCWOW). Professionally, Kris is Partner and Chief Creative Officer for a Northern Virginia based strategic marketing firm.

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Living Well, Aging Well Summit April 16

Join Me for the Fairfax County Living Well, Aging Well Summit April 16 2016

Aging with Tai Chi and balance

Saturday, April 16 at the Fairfax County Government Center from 9am-3pm. The mission of the summit is to collaborate, present knowledge and provide a forum for individuals, family members, general community members and industry professionals to explore multiple aspects of living and aging well. I’ll be co-presenting and demonstrating! Read More »

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Tai Chi Classes Section 1
Burke Fairfax Springfield VA Area
Mon, May 9-Aug 29, 2016

Tai Chi Classes — Improve Flexibility and Balance, Reduce Stress, Increase Energy Level, Tone and Strengthen Muscles

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Tai Chi — Come learn to de-stress, wind down, relax, become more flexible. Also increase your strength and balance! Discover the health benefits and relaxation offered by the ancient art of Tai Chi! Read More »

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