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Illustrated Elements of Tai Chi

Author : Angus Clark
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A practical approach to the ancient Chinese movement for health and well-being. Tai Chi is a movement practice firmly rooted in Chinese culture and philosophy. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Tai Chi is a beautifully photographed, informative and practical guide to the life-enhancing practice of the short form of Tai Chi. Extensively researched and clearly explained this comprehensive guide includes: History, origins and philosophy of Tai Chi Basic principles - movement and the body Life energies - meridians and the 7 major chakras Mind, movement and focus A step-by-step guide to the complete movement sequence Other important aspects of the art of Tai Chi Tai Chi for life, health and leisure Angus Clark offers a fully comprehensive interpretation of the short form of Tai Chi, presented in a style that is easy to follow and relevant to contemporary life.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Tai Chi

Author : Angus Clark
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Often practiced for health and longevity, the simplicity and effectiveness of Tai Chi has meant that it has emerged as a popular and accessible way to cope with the pressures and strains of modern living worldwide.Containing a complete introduction to the principles and practices of Tai Chi, and accompanied by clear and instructive photography throughout, Angus Clark gives beginners and amateurs all of the support they need as they start to practice.Including sections on the basic principles of movement and the body, how Tai Chi can help to heal, life energies, meridians and the seven major chakras, as well as step-by-step guides to the complete movement sequence, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Tai Chi will help to improve mind, movement and focus for anyone seeking a more meditative approach to life.

Tai Chi Illustrated

Author : Pixiang Qiu
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Increase muscle strength, improve flexibility, and reduce pain and stiffness. Each year, millions of people worldwide discover the incredible physical and mental benefits of tai chi. Now, with Tai Chi Illustrated, you can, too. Internationally renowned instructor Master Pixiang Qiu and mind–body exercise expert Weimo Zhu demonstrate the most effective forms for harnessing the healing power of chi, or energy. Follow their lead and improve balance and coordination, relieve stress, and reduce pain and muscle stiffness. Tai Chi Illustrated is a step-by-step guide complete with detailed instructions and full-color photo sequences for the basic movements and popular forms, such as Grasp Sparrow’s Tail and Part the Wild Horse’s Mane. You will connect the forms to follow the yang-style sample routines, or create your own to address your health and fitness needs. Whether you are completely new to tai chi or have practiced for years, Tai Chi Illustrated will you be your guide to the path of better health and self-awareness.

Tai Chi Illustrated

Author : Weimo Zhu Pixiang Qiu
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Illustrated Tai Chi Chuan for Health and Beauty

Author : Mei-ji Yō
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The Illustrated Canon of Chen Family Taijiquan

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The Tai Chi Way to Better Balance

Author : Don Ethan Miller
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Falls Among Older Adults Cost Our Medical System $30 BILLION in 2010….What Will a Fall Cost You? According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 will have a fall this year. Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries that make it hard for them to get around or live independently, and increase their risk of early death. Unfortunately, it's easy to ignore the aches and pains of aging and put off dealing with your health. Have you noticed any of these early warning signs in yourself or in a loved one? Trouble going up and down stairs Stiff joints and reduced feeling in the lower body Hesitance to get out and walk, especially when the weather is bad or at night A Graceful Way to Age What if you had you a daily practice that gave you the confidence to get around, left you feeling loose and relaxed, and nourished you on a deeper level? For hundreds of years, older adults in China have taken up Tai Chi to slow the effects of aging. Every morning they flock to their local parks to take care of themselves. Tai Chi makes it a pleasure to be active, focused, and engaged. The Tai Chi Way to Better Balance Join Tai Chi Master-Instructor Don Ethan Miller in a ground-breaking new program to increase your physical stability and overall well-being. Each exercise and key Tai Chi concept is explained in detail and organized in a safe, easy-to-follow progression of levels. By practicing the 3 Levels of Tai Chi Balance Training, you will soon embody the Tai Chi principles of Rooting, Central Equilibrium, and Yin-Yang Balance, through such ancient exercises as: Wu Chi Standing Master Cheng's Single Leg Rooting The Universal Post Dragon Scans The Horizon Tai Chi Cat Walking Primal Movement and many, many more... What's Inside the Book? Unlike other Tai Chi books, where you get over-dense text or photographs in confusing sequences, The Tai Chi Way to Better Balance uses: Step-by-step IMAGES & INSTRUCTIONS for each exercise. ILLUSTRATIONS that simplify abstract concepts. Beautiful MASTER photos that capture the essence of Tai Chi.

Black Belt

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

The 72 Illustrated Forms of Zhang Sanfeng Tai Chi

Author : Haijun Wei
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Zhang Sanfeng was a legendary Chinese Taoist purported to have achieved immortality. According to various stories, he was born during the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) and lived for 307 years till the middle of Ming dynasty (1368-1664). Zhang Sanfeng is the creator of Tai Chi, a Neo-Confucian syncretism of Shaolin martial arts with his mastery of Tao Yin (or Neigong) principles. On one occasion, he observed a cat attacking a snake and was greatly inspired by the snake's defensive tactics. The snake remained still and alert in the face of the cat's onslaught until it made a lunge and fatally bit its attacker (it is also known as "dragon-tiger fight" in folk, snake represents dragon and cat represents tiger, ). This incident inspired him to create a set of 72 forms of Tai Chi movements. The Book collects 105 pictures of a complete set of 72 forms of Zhang Sanfeng Tai Chi movements from the beginning to the end, each picture is indicated with sequence number and the description of the form in Chinese and English. Besides, the Book also includes an Appendix: Practice Kongfu in Sleeping, it provides two pictures showing "Practice Kongfu in Sleeping Leftward" and "Practice Kongfu in Sleeping Rightward". The best benefits of practicing Tai Chi are: build up body, promote health, delay the aging, achieve longevity and defend yourself.

Complete Tai Chi Chuan

Author : Dan Docherty
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Complete Tai Chi Chuan is the first book in English to deal extensively with the concepts of 'inside the door' training and the inner art, including therapeutic and martial aspects of Taoist internal alchemy. Drawing on original historical research, the author identifies the links between the art and Chinese philosophy. Fully illustrated throughout, the book includes: history, theory and philosophy, hand form, practical training, inside the door' training techniques, working with weapons and competition.

Tai Chi Chuan

Author : Dan Docherty
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The first book in English to provide a detailed, illustrated explanation of the Tai Chi Chuan Classics, the Classic of Boxing, and the Tai Chi Diagram Explanation, the aim of this remarkable book is to enable the reader to do the Classics and incorporate them into everyday martial arts practice.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to T ai Chi QiGong Illustrated Fourth Edition

Author : Angela Wong Douglas
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Heal yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually with the ultimate guide to T'ai Chi and QiGong for beginners! T'ai Chi - a martial art used for health, meditation, and self-defense - and QiGong - a large variety of physical and mental training methods based on Chinese philosophy - are widely recognized to heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. T'ai Chi has demonstrated its health benefits by being linked with everything from slowing the aging process and increasing balance and flexibility to lowering stress levels and enhancing the body's natural healing powers. In this fourth edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to T'ai Chi & QiGong, the authors have streamlined the book, giving it a clearer how-to focus. Nearly 150 video clips complement the 300 helpful illustrations in the book by demonstrating a complete T'ai Chi exercise - all exclusively available to readers on the authors' website.

Tai Chi Reflections

Author : Richard Crookes
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TAI CHI REFLECTIONS: Empowerment through the Body Language of the Tai Chi Form is both authored and illustrated by Richard Crookes, the illustrator of the award-winning Angels of Atlantis Oracle Cards. In this beautifully illustrated set of 48 cards, the reader will gain access to the inner calm and personal empowerment that is inherent in the ancient wisdom of Tai Chi practice through engaging with the body language of each posture. This deck is not intended to be an instructional system for learning the Tai Chi exercise, rather it is an inspirational tool for reflection and empowerment. It will encourage the seeking out of further Tai Chi instruction for inner and outer health. Richard has assembled a power team to aid in the creation of these images: Tammasak Pungpontien, Tai Chi Master, Somporn Crookes, Tai Chi Therapy Consultant Courtney Violet Bentley, Fitness coach and writer on Empowerment for women. Kit Johnson, Photographer and Reiki Master. Through the collective wisdom and sensitivity of the team, coupled with his lifelong experience of creating powerful and beautiful imagery, Richard has created with this deck of cards a unique and simple key to the gateway of the ancient knowledge of this beautiful and mysterious martial art.

Tai Chi

Author : Robert Parry
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Explains the basic concepts of Tai Chi, offers instructions for learning the short Yang form, and presents health information.

A Tai Chi Imagery Workbook

Author : Martin Mellish
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This innovative book makes the benefits of Tai Chi directly available to Westerners by communicating its essence in poetic, evocative, and humorous images that apply not only to movement practices of all kinds but to daily life. The book does not assume any knowledge of Tai Chi forms. The images in this book - drawn from a wide variety of sources, both Chinese and Western, ancient and modern - are easy to understand, fun to work with, and embody the true inner spirit of Tai Chi's timeless tradition. The book contains hundreds of photos and line drawings illustrating the images, detailed explanations of the biomechanical realities that underlie the images, and a summary of the latest scientific research on the benefits of Tai Chi.

Total Tai Chi

Author : Matthew Rochford
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T'ai Chi has been practiced for centuries by men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Total T'ai Chi offers a complete, easy-to-use, fully illustrated guide to this timeless practice. This total body program emphasizes balance, posture, breathing techniques, concentration, and complete relaxation. Simple and easy movements will increase energy flow, promote coordination and balance, and teach the mind and body to move as one.

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications

Author : Jwing-Ming Yang
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For beginners of advanced tai chi players, the 24 and 48 postures.

T ai Chi Classics

Author : Waysun Liao
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According to Master Liao, the great power of T'ai Chi cannot be realized without knowing its inner meaning. T'ai Chi Classics presents the inner meaning and techniques of T'ai Chi movements through translations of three core classics of T'ai Chi, often considered the "T'ai Chi Bible." The texts are introduced by three chapters explaining how to increase inner energy (ch'i), transform it into inner power (jing), and project this inner power outward to repel an opponent without physical contact. Master Liao also provides a description of the entire sequence of T'ai Chi movements, illustrated by his own line drawings.

Beginner s Tai Chi Chuan

Author : Vincent Chu
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The tai chi chuan routine presented in this book is written with the novice in mind. As such, the traditional Yang family long form has been abbreviated, and those movements which are difficult to perform have been removed, thus making it easy to learn and enjoyable to practice while providing all of the health benefits of the original form. Illustrated with hundreds of step-by-step photographs, Beginner's Tai Chi Chuan is the only book the newcomer to this great art will ever need.

The T ai Chi Workbook

Author : Paul H. Crompton
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Discusses the fundamentals of the T'ai chi martial art and explains how to perform the T'ai chi movements