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Come to World Tai Chi and Qigong Day – April 28, 2018

The Northern Virginia event will be held at beautiful Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Park in Vienna, VA.  Demonstrations, mini-classes and more are available for free from numerous internal arts schools.  Download a flier hereWTCQD-Flyer-2018-web

Taiji and Qigong May Help Osteoarthritis

Tai chi and qigong, two traditional mind and body practices from China, combine certain postures and gentile, dance-like body movements with mental focus, breathing and relaxation.  These practices may be helpful in managing some health problems, including...

A Letter from a Former Student

What I learned from the Peaceable Dragon instructors years ago has stood me in good stead during the long nightmare as my health declined. Though I only remember fragments of the exercises, I have never lost that sense of inner peace that was given to me. I have been...

“Trust the Qi”

One day some years ago, after a particularly meaningful Qigong session in San Francisco’s Huntington Park, I sprained my ankle. Paying more attention to conversation than the sidewalk, my foot turned severely in a hole lurking there in Chinatown. I wanted to go to the...

The Price of Ginseng

After early morning qigong practice at Huntington Park, we stopped outside an apothecary in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Sifu Ko Wong was inspecting bottles of ginseng arrayed before him in the showcase. “This one is wild, over $1,000 an ounce. This one is cultivated,...