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...
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...

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 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...
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...

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...

In Memory of Tai Chi Great – Ben Lo

Benjamin Jeng Pang Lo (1927 – 2018), a Tai Chi teacher who has had a great influence on many Tai Chi practitioners, passed away on October 12, 2018. He was 93 years old. I felt this video to be a wonderful short documentary and view into the inspiration, spirit and...

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Current Classes and Workshops Join the Mail List to stay informed of upcoming classes and events! BURKE/SPRINGFIELD WEEKLY CLASSES Tai Chi Section One/Burke—Mon/Jan–Apr Location: Convenient to the Burke, Springfield, Fairfax VA Area Dates: Mondays: Jan 6 – Apr 27,...
Peaceable Dragon

Peaceable Dragon

Peaceable Dragon is a consortium of instructors and students of the internal arts who seek to further develop and enhance their physical, emotional and spiritual condition. It is a collaboration of expertise in a variety of styles of Qigong, Taijiquan (Tai Chi), Yoga,...