How Can I Counteract the Negative Effects of Sitting at Work All Day?

It is common for today’s professionals to be required to sit for a majority of their day. Usually at a desk. And while sit/stand desks have provided tremendous benefits and you may even have a treadmill desk, there are still negative health risks that come with sitting and being still for so much of your […]

Wellness and Weight Loss for Life at The Peaceful Dragon Martial Arts and Yoga School

Have you been on the annual regimen of making weight loss your New Year’s Resolution for as long as you can remember? Are you feeling discouraged when year-after-year you don’t see the results you want, or can’t maintain the progress you make? We’d like to offer you a fresh idea. A membership at the Peaceful […]

Tai Chi Class for Stress Management and Stress Reduction

The science is in! Tai Chi is great for stress management and stress reduction. A recent neurological study began with people who had no meditation experience. Their brains were measured before and after an eight-week meditation regimen. The post-eight-week brain scans revealed the science behind the stress reduction benefit of tai chi class. They found […]

How to Lose Weight with Charlotte Martial Arts and Tai Chi

It is not a secret to most of our readers that regular Martial Arts, Tai Chi, and Yoga practice can all help you lose weight. But, you may not know the best way to approach these classes if indeed weight loss is one of your top goals. Attending class regularly is a great start, as […]

Could the Fountain of Youth Be Found in a Charlotte Yoga or Meditation Class?

Are your friends raving about meditation or their Charlotte yoga class? Are they constantly going on and on about how great they feel and how meditation has helped them manage stress or reduce anxiety? If you have ever read about or know anyone who practices regular meditation or yoga, you are probably familiar with the […]

Add “Working In” to your Work Out with Comprehensive Martial Arts Classes

At The Peaceful Dragon, we don’t just focus on the physical aspects of martial arts. Whether it is Tai Chi or Kung Fu, and even Yoga, all our classes work towards improving your emotional and physical health simultaneously. Charlotte’s Best Martial Arts Workout Often it is a physical motivation for health and wellness that brings […]

Should I Wait to Start Tai Chi Until My Injury Heals?

No matter what your age or fitness level, injuries during athletics and physical activities are a reality. Severe or minor, recovering from an injury can become a long and boring process, as your previous active lifestyle has you itching to get moving again. Often, downtime during healing leads to an idea to try new activities […]

Non-traditional Charlotte “Recreational” Activities to Consider for Your Kids

At the Peaceful Dragon, we strongly advocate martial arts for children for the numerous character-building traits and lifelong skills that come with them. There are many benefits of martial arts like kung fu that team sports simply don’t provide. In fact, according to research from the National Alliance for Sports, 70% of children leave team […]

Building a sense of self-confidence is key to healthy development in children. Martial arts can show them the way.

There is no more crucial time for healthy development in a person’s life than in childhood and adolescence. Traditional martial arts are a unique vehicle for building self-confidence and self-esteem, which are fundamental building blocks for success in many areas like academic achievement, social interactions, and even future careers.  At The Peaceful Dragon, we empower […]

Why In-Person Charlotte Yoga Classes are Better than Online Yoga

Technology is a blessing and a curse. Where we used to have to send mail through the U.S. Postal Service and wait a few days for the recipient to get our note, we now have email. Where we used to have to drive to the bank every Friday and deposit our paychecks there is direct […]