Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chuan

Classical Yang Style : the Complete Long Form and Qigong

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This revised edition of our best-selling beginner?s tai chi book includes: a new user-friendly interior design with each movement presented in 4 to 6 large photographs, a navigation guide on using this book with its companion DVD, and updates to the transliteration of Chinese characters. Other sections offer a history of Tai Chi, fundamental training routines, and guidance on incorporating the all important energy work (Qigong) into your Tai Chi practice.

Blackwell Publishing
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

Publisher: Wolfeboro, N.H. : YMAA Publication Center, c2010
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781594392009
1594392005
Characteristics: xv, 377 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Oct 17, 2011

I wanted a complete guide to doing Tai Chi. I understand that it comes from historical ideas about chi, but I was not expecting most of the book to be taken up by discussions of chi. This is definitely not a 'how to' guide, but is instead more of a philosophical book with some occasional pictures.

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