Traditional Martial Arts for Beginners in Herndon, VA
Discover the many benefits of Qigong and Taijiquan (also known as Tai Chi). Qi Elements is a Qigong center that offers complete programs in martial arts for beginners in Herndon, VA. Our instructors teach multiple disciplines, and they are certified to help students develop from complete beginners to advanced practitioners. Our beginners’ Taijiquan training program is a perfect introduction to this ancient martial art and prepares students to earn their white, yellow, and green sashes. Once you have completed the beginners’ course, you will be ready to move on to the intermediate and advanced Taiji courses.
An Introduction to Qigong
Qigong is a system of exercises that cultivates your internal energy -- or “Qi” -- and brings your mind, body, and breath into balance. Practicing Qigong is an excellent way of relieving stress and improving your overall health. Most people find Qigong to be quicker and easier to learn than Taijiquan, and many students appreciate the focus on overall wellbeing and illness prevention. We teach multiple styles of Qigong, each of which has its own focus and benefits.
White Crane Qigong
White Crane Qigong is excellent exercise for building strength in your spine and chest. This form was developed by Kung Fu practitioners in order to help them manifest explosive power (Jin) and recover from the rigors of training. Regular practice helps your joints heal and become more supple, staves off diseases that affect the spine and chest, and strengthens your muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Six Healing Sounds Qigong
Legend has it that Six Healing Sounds Qigong was developed by a Buddhist hermit in the 6th century. Its goal is to rid the body of stagnant Qi and remove toxins from the internal organs. This form of Qigong can be practiced while standing, sitting, or lying down, so it is accessible to people of all physical abilities.
Other Forms of Qigong
Qigong is a very ancient and widespread art, and many forms have developed over centuries. At Qi Elements, we teach many of the most popular and beneficial forms, including Taiji Ball Qigong, Four Seasons Medical Qigong, Eight Pieces Brocade, and more. If there is a specific medical issue you would like to address, we can recommend the best exercises for your needs. Our instructors introduce students to simple Qigong exercises that focus on a variety of ailments, including arthritis and breast cancer.
Contact us to sign up for our beginners’ Taijiquan or Qigong classes. We serve Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas.