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Tai Chi Dynamics

Author : Robert Chuckrow
ISBN : 1594391165
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.67 MB
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Winner 2009 Eric Hoffer AwardFinalist 2009 IP'S Highlighted Title AwardFinalist 2008 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord MagazineFinalist 2008 USA Best Book Award Tai Chi Dynamics is intended for intermediate and advanced Taiji players. The author has been a Taiji practitioner for thirty-seven years and with a Ph.D. in experimental physics. He applies logic and basic scientific principles of anatomy, physiology, and physics to muscular action, breathing, and alignment in Taiji movement and push-hands. He clarifies, in depth, many perplexing concepts such as correct force by utilizing detailed explanations, illustrations, and photographs. Sayings from the Taiji Classics are quoted throughout, and exercises are provided to give readers a chance to confirm their understanding. Over a dozen self-defense applications of the basic Taiji movements are illustrated, and the effectiveness and completeness of Taiji as a martial art today is candidly analyzed. Suggestions for many aspects of teaching Taiji are provided, which stem from over three decades of practical experience. A chapter on Zheng Manqing (Cheng Man-ch ing), with whom the author studied for five years in the early 1970s, sheds light on Zheng and his students. One chapter deals extensively with aspects of self development from a personal perspective, discusses how doing Taiji correctly is a precursor to spiritual growth, and compares religion, science, and spiritual teachings. A detailed chapter on health, self-massage, and healing discusses fasting (including the author s own experience with a twenty-eight-day fast), differences between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, and provides exercises and methods of self-massage for head, legs, feet, and back. There is even a section on how to make your own footwear suitable for practicing Taiji. The book includes personal anecdotes and stories and has over one hundred photographs and illustrations drawn by the author.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tai Chi Walking

Author : Robert Chuckrow
ISBN : 9781594391644
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 68.80 MB
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Walking should be one of the most natural things we do. Most of us have been walking almost all of our lives. However, many have learned walking in a haphazard way. Wearing improper shoes, modeling ourselves after others whose walking is inefficient, and wrong ideas about how our body works are all factors that take their toll on us over time. Because walking is natural, it is not hard to improve it to the point where it becomes meditation and improves our health at the same time. For Tai Chi practitioners, walking provides an excellent opportunity to augment, refine, and reinforce Tai Chi principles and bridge the gap between formal practice and everyday life. For non-practitioners, Tai Chi Walking trains us in walking concepts for improving health, balance, peace-of-mind and safety. • If you hurt after a long day on your feet, this book is for you. • Learn how to walk properly and naturally. • Discover why poor walking posture can damage your health. • Understand how proper walking can increase longevity and vitality.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style

Author : Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
ISBN : 9781594392238
Genre : Health & Fitness
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IP's Living Now Award GOLD WINNER - 2011 eLit Award GOLD WINNER - 2011 Eric Hoffer Award FINALIST - 2011 divUSA Best Book Award FINALIST - 2011 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

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications

Author : Jwing-Ming Yang
ISBN : 9781594393044
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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USA Best Book Award FINALIST - 2016DISCOVER THE MARTIAL ESSENCE OF TAI CHI CHUAN Here’s your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey Martial applications found within tai chi chuan are a direct link to your tai chi as a form of self-defense. When you study the martial side of tai chi, you can become proficient in a variety of high-level skills, including sensing, neutralizing, yielding, striking, chin na, and even throwing. If you know a tai chi form, you are going to discover the essence of your movements by becoming aware of their martial applications. If you are practicing tai chi pushing hands, you will greatly improve your skills with this understanding of martial applications. If you are ready, you are going to love the amazing tai chi fighting set. This fully choreographed set (requires a partner) will combine all your tai chi skills into one 5-minute routine. This book includes • Martial applications for the Yang-style long form • Martial applications for Yang-style tai chi pushing hands • The complete Yang-style tai chi fighting set For any style of tai chi chuan, this book will be important for practitioners who wish to develop a deeper understanding and advanced skills. • Learn how to analyze the forms and defense applications in your tai chi, gaining higher-level knowledge of your style. • Discover the martial applications of Yang style. These insights will give you greater understanding of your own art. • Find inspiration. Master Yang, Jwing-Ming's writing will inspire you to investigate the martial applications of your tai chi style.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tai Chi For Depression

Author : Aihan Kuhn
ISBN : 9781594395215
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 61.56 MB
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div style="font-family: Arial; margin: 0px 0px 0.000133333px;"USA Best Book Award FINALIST - 2017This book is designed to help readers understand depression and make positive changes to overcome it. Dr. Aihan Kuhn teaches a unique tai chi form that combines elements of Chen and Yang styles as well as qigong and meditation. The form is easy to learn, easy to remember, and easy to practice. Dr. Kuhn’s multidisciplinary approach to mental health also focuses on positive thought, a healthy diet, and self-confidence. Dr. Kuhn instructs readers on a unique tai chi form that is perfect for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The circular movements create better energy flow in the body. The martial character empowers the mind, strengthens the body, improves stamina, and increases self-esteem. Slow, symmetrical movements promote balance and calm. This book features: • Detailed instructions and photos describing Dr. Kuhn’s 16-step tai chi form • Personal reflections on using tai chi to overcome depression • A 10-week plan to help readers begin their journey to wellness With this book you will: • Learn about the clinical features of depression • Learn Dr. Kuhn’s 16-step tai chi form • Discover the psychological, emotional, and spiritual benefits of tai chi • Begin a holistic approach to mental health “When I was just starting out as a doctor, my focus was mainly on treating disease,” Dr. Kuhn writes. “Now my focus is on teaching people how to prevent disease and treating patients in the early stages of their illness so they can avoid additional problems.” In many ways, Tai Chi for Depression represents the culmination of her life’s work.
Category: Self-Help

Tai Chi Chin Na

Author : Jwing-Ming Yang
ISBN : 9781594393082
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 66.42 MB
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ForeWord Reviews Indie Fab Award FINALIST - 2014Seize and Control Skills for Tai Chi Chuan Hundreds of chin na grappling techniques are hidden within tai chi movements. You can achieve these seize and control skills by including Tai Chi Chin Na in your training regimen. Here's your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey Once you have attained proficiency in the bare hand form and have begun pushing hands, you are ready for tai chi chin na. The effective martial skills of traditional tai chi chuan Tai chi chin na will help you include martial art skills in your tai chi training. Chin na, along with punching, kicking, and wrestling, is one of the four categories that are required in a traditional martial arts. This book provides a solid and practical approach to learning tai chi chin na accurately and quickly. You will learn specific techniques that flow from each movement, the proper hand forms to use when striking or pressing cavities, and the locations for targeting cavities on the body. Includes 858 photographs with motion arrows! • General concepts of chin na • Basic chin na theory and training • 51 chin na techniques for peng, lu, ji, and an • 41 chin na techniques for cai, lei, zhou, and kao • 103 chin na applications for the 37 primary tai chi postures • 17 chin na techniques for tai chi pushing hands No matter your age or martial prowess, tai chi chin na is a necessary and enjoyable way to explore the depths of tai chi—a formidable martial art.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Harvard Medical School Guide To Tai Chi

Author : Peter Wayne
ISBN : 9780834828483
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 42.98 MB
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Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works. Dr. Peter M. Wayne, a longtime Tai Chi teacher and a researcher at Harvard Medical School, developed and tested protocols similar to the simplified program he includes in this book, which is suited to people of all ages, and can be done in just a few minutes a day. This book includes: • The basic program, illustrated by more than 50 photographs • Practical tips for integrating Tai Chi into everyday activities • An introduction to the traditional principles of Tai Chi • Up-to-date summaries of the research literature on the health benefits of Tai Chi • How Tai Chi can enhance work productivity, creativity, and sports performance • And much more
Category: Health & Fitness

Dynamics Of The Singing Voice

Author : Meribeth A. Dayme
ISBN : 9783211887288
Genre : Music
File Size : 63.32 MB
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During the past decades, "Dynamics of the singing voice" has successfully been established as a reference text for teachers of singing, singers, choral conductors and organists, speech and voice therapists, laryngologists and other health professionals, psychologists and those in linguistics. It discusses the physiological, psychological, musical and emotional aspects of the voice, particularly as they relate to singing but also to speaking. The book provides a greater understanding of how the voice works and the many factors involved in singing as well as an objective discussion of singing without reference to specific techniques. In this fifth edition, the author has now updated and rearranged the content. Furthermore she has added a new chapter on vocal pedagogic aspects in order to meet the requirements of the art of singing of the 21st century. Thus this new book provides the reader with the established concepts in combination with the latest knowledge about modern approaches to the singing voice.
Category: Music

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

Anatomy Of Fitness Tai Chi

Author : Loretta M Wollering
ISBN : 9781743528297
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Anatomy of Fitness: Tai Chi features detailed, full-colour anatomical illustrations of the muscles used in each move, so you’re always familiar with what your body should be doing.
Category: Health & Fitness