Practice Together on July 28th at 8pm

The Board of Directors of Peaceable Dragon has asked internal arts practitioners to practice alone or with friends at 8pm on Monday July 28th, 2014. That date marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I.


Master Li JunFeng Workshop November 1-2 in Metro DC

Master Li JunFeng, the principal teacher of Sheng Zhen Gong, will be teaching Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong and Awakening the Soul the weekend of November 1-2. The event will be held in the Washington DC area and more information will be forthcoming.


Benefits of Tai Chi

Read about the benefits of this beautiful art in a recent Huffington Post article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/why-this-ancient-martial-_n_4550312.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share


Dr. Andrew Weil tells what tai chi can do for you

If strengthening your leg muscles, promoting flexibility and balance, and stimulating your mental and physical health is on your to-do list, consider tai chi. Learn more about this gentle yet effective exercise. Go to http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/TIP05035/Want-To-Improve-Your-Overall-Health.html


Qigong May Help Prostate Cancer Survivors- UNC Chapel Hill

The flowing movements and meditative exercises of the mind-body activity Qigong may help survivors of prostate cancer to combat fatigue. These are the findings of a trial study led by Dr. Anita Y. Kinney at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and Dr. Rebecca Campo at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. [...]


UNC Study Shows Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Relieves Arthritis

CHAPEL HILL, NC — In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation’s Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being. The study found that there are significant benefits of Tai Chi for individuals with all types of arthritis, including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, said Leigh Callahan, [...]


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013

Demonstrations, Mini-Classes, Healing Garden and More! On the last Saturday of April each year at 10 am, tens of thousands, in hundreds of cities, in over 70 nations join together to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. Come be a part of this global event. Peaceable Dragon and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens invite you to [...]


Qigong Improves Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Patients, Study Shows

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found qigong, an ancient mind-body practice, reduces depressive symptoms and improves quality of life in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer. The study, published in the journal Cancer, is the first to examine qigong in patients actively receiving radiation therapy and include a follow-up [...]


Tai Chi Benefits for Moderate Heart Failure

From the Newsletter of Johns Hopkins Medicine- If you have mild to moderate heart failure, the ancient Chinese exercise tai chi may help improve your mood, your ability to exercise independently and your quality of life, according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine (Volume 171, page 750). Investigators randomly assigned 100 people, [...]


Welcome to the Peaceable Dragon Website

We at Peaceable Dragon are happy to announce the renovation of our web-presence, dedicated to informing you of classes and workshops, events and news that can improve the quality of your life.


World Tai Chi and Qigong Day a Success

Events in Vienna, Virginia and Wynnewood, Pennsylvania on Saturday the 28th of April were lots of fun! Demonstrations, classes and community were celebrated in gratitude for the Internal Arts.


Meditation Found to Reduce Pain

Participants in a study by the Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that meditation for 20 minutes reduced their perception of pain by 57%. the team of researchers was led by Dr. Fadel Zeidan and presented at a recent meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.


Study Shows Olive Oil Protection Against Strokes

A study in published in Neurology showed that people who used olive oil often in their salads and food were 41% less likely to experience strokes than people who don’t use it at all. The report shows that olive oil has disease-fighting antioxidants and healthy monounsaturated fat. The study was conducted by Dr. Cecilia Samieri [...]


Study Shows Benefit of Exercise to Diabetics

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association described the benefits to type 2 diabetics of walking 30 to 40 minutes and lifting weightsthree or more times per week. Participants in the study by Dr. Timothy Church, MD showed a 5% to 7% reductin in risk for cardiovascular disease after nine months. Reduced [...]


Swedish Study Shows Coffee Reduces Stroke Risk

In a study of thirty-five thousand women from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm that was published in Stroke it was reported that drinking one or more cups of coffee daily is associated with reduced risk of stroke. The idea is that coffee beans contain antioxidants and other disease-fighting chemicals that reduce inflammation and improve insulin [...]


Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Relieves Fibromyalgia

After 12 weeks of practicing the ancient Chinese art, fibromyalgia patients had less pain, fatigue and sleeplessness than patients who did stretching exercises and participated in a wellness education program. The tai chi participants in the study were also more likely to remain at improved levels six months later. This is from a study from [...]


Meditation Found to Relieve Symptoms of Autoimmune Illnesses

A 2006 review in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that meditation helps to relieve symptoms of autoimmune illnesses such as multiple sclerosis. This was noted in an article in the January 15th edition of Bottom Line that places emphasis on a long-term study that showed MS patients who switched to a vegetarian [...]


Yoga Chosen as Perfect Exercise by Tony Horton

Yoga is recommended for its many benefits by fitness consultant and author Tony Horton of P90X fame.


90% of Americans will develop high blood pressure as they age

The American Journal of Public Health reports that 90% of Americans will develop high blood pressure as they age. This increases the risk for heart disease and stroke.