James started doing Tai Chi over thirty years ago in Hangzhou, China. He studied Tai Chi with teachers and masters in China, Thailand, and the United States. He was approved to teach Tai Chi in Changsha, China and the United States. He has been teaching actively in the metro DC area for five years.
James is a certified Dragon & Tiger Medical Qigong instructor.
James practices Tai Chi and meditation (standing and sitting) every day and actively expands his skill by visiting masters and attending workshops. Over the years, James mastered Simplified Tai Chi (24), Yang (37 & 85), 8 Silk Brocade Qigong, and 5 Animals Qigong. He has also studied Yang style sword, saber, and staff.
James is a certified level 4 Chi Healer. In addition to the scheduled classes, James is available for private lessons and Chi Healing.
This 60-minute class begins with warm up exercises; followed by a short standing meditation practice; and closes with the first third of the 37 Style. Tai chi, an ancient practice that originated in China about 2,500 years ago, is a combination of slow, deliberate movement, meditation, and breathing exercises. There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice has value in treating and preventing health problems.The gentle movements have minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. The practice helps to improve your balance, build leg strength and has been shown to increase bone density.
This 60-minute class, students practice three simple and effective qigong exercises were designed by a master specifically for coronavirus. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taoist Medical Qigong have a long history of combating respiratory illnesses and distress. These exercises help clear out lungs. They improve immunity and strengthen overall constitution. These qigong exercises are done sitting down but can be done standing.