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...
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 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...

Current Classes and Workshops

COVID19 Online Tai Chi Classes We are excited to announce that all in-person classes have successfully been converted into online classes! Our classes will meet entirely online using Zoom until in-person classes resume. Online (Zoom) Classes and Workshops Join the...
Kris

Kris

Kris Brinker has been a practitioner of the internal arts in Northern Virginia—Tai Chi (Taiji), Chi Kung (Qigong), Yoga—since 1989. She has offered various private, semi-private and group classes throughout Burke, Springfield, Centreville, Chantilly, Manassas,...
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,...

Fibromyalgia Relief with Tai Chi

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons affecting millions of Americans – mostly women, and many here in Northern Virginia. It is a chronic condition, often a source of sleep problems, severe fatigue, physical...