Category Archives: Tai Chi Martial Arts

What are the Eight Gates of Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is also known as Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan. Built within the name itself is the idea of balance. Starting with the internal balance between the mind and body. Then outwardly, as you use those skills to study and affect your opponent. Today, Tai Chi is mainly practiced for increased health and wellness. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Improving Your Meditation: Moving Toward Stillness?

Numerous physical and mental benefits await you when you calm and quiet your mind through meditation – improved concentration, deeper relaxation, the release of stress, greater awareness, more patience – the list can keep going. But if you’re like most people, when you first try to take up meditation you find that your mind is […]

A Beginner’s Guide To Yoga in Charlotte

The true journey into yoga begins with a desire to live a more peaceful life. Even though the average beginner yoga student may be totally unaware of that desire, the thing that keeps every student of yoga in Charlotte coming back to their mats is the inner connection between breath, body, mind and spirit. Yoga […]

Choosing the Right Style of Tai Chi in Charlotte

Choosing the appropriate style of tai chi in Charlotte is one of the most important decisions you will make once you decide to practice. Most beginners don’t realize the variety of styles that are available. Even if you’re already practicing a certain style, it helps to know the differences between them because at some point you […]

The Health Benefits of Kung Fu in Charlotte

Often, when people hear the phrase “Kung Fu,” they think about acrobatic feats or high kicks. However, that is only one part of what Kung Fu in Charlotte actually is. Kung Fu takes different forms and has many health benefits which include improved personal energy and flexibility, enhanced strength, and conditioning of the body as […]

Our Top 6 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Their Martial Arts Classes

Congratulations! Your child will now be able to learn martial arts and embark on a spectacular journey of self-discovery and character development by developing a strong inner sense of self-discipline and physical strength through martial arts classes. These qualities will remain with them throughout their lives, as they grow into responsible adults and established figures […]