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COVID19 Online Tai Chi Classes

We are excited to announce that all in-person classes have successfully been converted into online classes while we flatten the curve! These classes will be meeting again in person as soon as possible.

“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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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Tai Chi v Qigong What’s the Difference?

Tai Chi v Qigong What’s the Difference?

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear from my students is “Tai Chi v 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, or Chi Kung, is broad term for “working or...

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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...

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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...

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Improve Your Golf Game With Tai Chi

Improve Your Golf Game With Tai Chi

Did you know that many golfers have found Tai Chi to be a game-changer for them? Improving the coordination of the arms, the waist and the legs during movement, relaxing muscles and improving balance – these are the main reasons for the synergy between Tai Chi and...

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Tai Chi for Arthritis Proven Effective

Tai Chi for Arthritis Proven Effective

The Arthritis Foundation Recommends Tai Chi! More and more Tai Chi is being studied as therapy for a wide variety of physical conditions. Experts have long recommended Tai Chi as a low-impact workout that encourages balance, flexibility and strength while being...

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VIDEO Belly Breathing—Calm the Inner Monster

Belly breathing, also known as diaphragmatic breathing, or abdominal breathing, is one of the best techniques for quickly reducing stress and anxiety as well as to calm the mind and settle your blood pressure down. Next time you are sitting in traffic, give some belly...

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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...

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