WHAT IS TAI CHI

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What Is Tai Chi

Author : Peter A. Gilligan
ISBN : 9781848190245
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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ORIENTAL MARTIAL ARTS. Based on a question one of the author's students asked: 'I've been studying Tai Chi with you for several years - but what is it?', this book provides the answer that is proved to be more complex than either teacher or student could have anticipated.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tai Chi

Author : Lawrence Galante
ISBN : 0877284970
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 70.42 MB
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A comprehensive text that includes a study of the origins and history of Tai Chi; a detailed analysis of its relationship to Western philosophy, the I Ching, Tao te Ching, yoga, and Zen. The author also ties its use to esoteric systems, and discusses health and Chinese medicine in relation to Tai Chi. Includes several hundred detailed photographs showing application of the positions.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Sunrise Tai Chi

Author : Ramel Rones
ISBN : 9781594391446
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Each day, millions of people worldwide practice Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan), which has been known for centuries to promote deep relaxation and excellent health, to prevent injuries and illnesses, and to improve martial skills. Tai Chi has steadily become a popular form of mind/body exercise as more and more people in the west discover the rich rewards of living in a holistic way. Tai Chi is a journey through the mind, the body, and the spirit, that can be practiced by everyone. Increasingly, you can see people practicing in the park — moving slowly in a meditative state, or even perfecting their martial arts skills. But what is Tai Chi really? This book clearly introduces the history and underlying principles of Tai Chi Chuan from a modern and unique perspective. For the beginner, this program is a comprehensive introduction to authentic Tai Chi, allowing you to fine-tune your mind/body skills and create balance among them. For the intermediate and advanced, it includes important instructions and refinements, helping you expand your knowledge of the internal arts. In the end, you will understand and experience the ultimate goal of Tai Chi: the harmonizing of the three forces — human, earth, and heaven. • Develop symmetry and balance between strength and flexibility • Loosen and strengthen muscles, tendons, and ligaments • Improve circulation of blood and Qi energy • Learn how to increase bone density • Massage internal organs with gentle movement • Boost your immune system to help heal chronic conditions, including arthritis, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and cancer • Improve your quality of life and daily physical performance • Tap into the abundant energy of the universe • Learn and improve your martial arts skills • Tai Chi form is used at Tufts School of Medicine for studies of healing arthritis with Tai Chi.
Category: Health & Fitness

Tai Chi Chuan

Author : Youlian Hong
ISBN : 9783805584890
Genre : Medical
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This collection of current scientific research reflects the characteristics and beneficial effects of tai chi chuan in the fields of biomechanics and physiology, sensory motor control and fall prevention, psychology and social aspects, as well as in clinical application of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, coronary heart disease, chronic heart failure, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.
Category: Medical

Tai Chi Chuan

Author : Douglas Lee
ISBN : 089750044X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Douglas Lee, a tai chi practitioner for more than 20 years, covers the history and philosophy of the art, general principles of movement, solo exercises, push-hands sparring, applications, tai chi weapons and more.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Long Life Good Health Through Tai Chi Chuan

Author : Simmone Kuo
ISBN : 1556431112
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Long Life, Good Health traces the historical and philosophical development of Tai-Chi Chuan within the context of the sister martial arts from which it was created. This book includes precisely sequenced photographs, and step-by-step instructions. Though intended for beginners, Long Life, Good Health should fascinate more advanced students who want to research and compare ancient forms and lineages of Tai-Chi Chuan.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tai Chi Chuan And The Code Of Life

Author : Graham Horwood
ISBN : 1846428068
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life, Graham Horwood describes the various styles of Tai Chi Chuan, exploring its roots in the Chinese philosophy of Taoism as well as elaborating on the evolution it has undergone over millennia. In order to understand the energetic method of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung, he highlights parallels between its source, The I Ching, and archetypal principles from both Eastern and Western philosophy and medicine. The text and diagrams show the synergy between the different cultures, and shows how they are all linked. This enables the beginner or the experienced Tai Chi practitioner to improve their understanding of Tai Chi, which will strengthen both the mind and body, opening the gateway to the inner person. Drawing on information from the Yang family's formerly secret teachings, the book explains how to build chi (energy), circulate and store it, and also includes an exclusive set of Chi Kung exercises which will augment the building, circulation and storage of chi for the healer and martial practitioner, showing the path to optimizing the practitioner's energetic and spiritual development. The exercises are accompanied by an explanation of where chi comes from and its application for the mind and body as well as the flow in the meridians. The book provides an excellent introduction to both the theory and key practices of Tai Chi Chuan for the beginner, and multi-level insights for the seasoned practitioner that will enhance his or her practice and understanding of Tai Chi Chuan.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Tai Chi Handbook

Author : Raymond Pawlett
ISBN : 9781435853607
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Tai Chi Handbook teaches readers all about the art, including its history, styles, applications, and moves.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style

Author : Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
ISBN : 9781594392238
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is one of the most popular and effective health and exercise activities practiced today. This revised edition offers beginners a comprehensive introduction to Tai Chi, a step-by-step guide to learning the complete form and the fundamentals necessary for correct practice. In this guide, you will learn: • History of Tai Chi Chuan • The relationships between Qi, Qigong, and Tai Chi • Tai Chi Chuan’s Thirteen Postures • Tai Chi Qigong Sets • The Complete Yang Style Long Form, step by step • How to practice Tai Chi for best long-term results
Category: Health & Fitness

The Essential Movements Of T Ai Chi

Author : John Kotsias
ISBN : 0912111046
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Offers a look at the theory and exercises of T'ai Chi for the beginner and advanced, young and old, or for everyone who wants to learn its technique and principle
Category: Health & Fitness