How to Move in Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Author: Paul Cavel

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1904658989

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 3000

This pictorial guide with supporting text is the first of its kind, illuminating the fundamentals of the arts of tai chi and qi gong through metaphor and visuals that are easy to understand. Beginning students will learn basic principles in a simple format, while experienced stylists will discover nuances that shed light on the secrets of deep, internal, and energetic training that powers the well-documented health and healing benefits of the arts.
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How to Move in Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Author: Paul Cavel

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1911597035

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 4173

This pictorial guide with supporting text is the first of its kind, illuminating the fundamentals of the arts of tai chi and qi gong through metaphor and visuals that are easy to understand. Beginning students will learn basic principles in a simple format, while experienced stylists will discover nuances that shed light on the secrets of deep, internal, and energetic training that powers the well-documented health and healing benefits of the arts.
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How to Move in Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Author: Paul Cavel

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1911597035

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 7823

Learn the 42 Essential Principles of Tai Chi & Qi GongThis book is designed to teach the fundamentals that drive and underpin internal arts training at all levels and stages of development, not a form. Each of the 42 principles, portrayed as images and accompanied by brief explanations, are aimed at conveying how internal arts techniques function in ways that help you embed them and feel them come alive in your flesh - regardless of the specific systems, styles or forms you train.
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Chinese Secrets for Health and Longevity

Author: Stephen Comee

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146290212X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 120

View: 779

Learn traditional Chinese Qigong with this illustrated guide. The urgent pace of modern life has led to a quest for ways to relieve stress. One of the best methods for doing so is Qigong—an ancient Chinese system of breathing techniques and exercises that strengthen the mind, body, and spirit as they balance and augment Qi, or “life force.” This thorough volume presents many different forms of Qigong in detail and through fully illustrated exercises. Included are an explanation of the principles of Qigong, warming–up exercises, breathing exercises, and a guide to massaging the inner organs. The authors have also provided a table that describes the various exercises, listing their physical benefits and classifying them according to level of difficulty, so that readers can practice their own routines.
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Spirit, Intent, and Motion

Author: Martin Mellish

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857010131

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 4102

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.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Aihan Kuhn

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 1594395063

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 7363

This book is designed to guide beginning students through the fundamentals of tai chi in ten weeks. Dr. Aihan Kuhn teaches readers the twenty-four-step Yang-style form. She shares insight on warming up, healing, and avoiding injury. But tai chi is more than just a physical exercise. It is a way of life. Dr. Kuhn shows readers how this art helps us cultivate health, balance, and qi (energy). Each day millions of people around the world practice tai chi for wellness, focus, and self-defense. This is a lifelong path. For the novice, that idea can be exciting but also daunting. With all the books, videos, and websites on tai chi, where do you begin? Tai Chi in 10 Weeks is the answer. Dr. Aihan Kuhn is a master instructor of tai chi and qigong. In this book she shares the lessons she’s learned in a lifetime of studying and teaching. She is warm and encouraging, making readers of all ages and backgrounds feel welcome. This book features • A ten-week calendar to guide you through your introduction to tai chi • Over 200 beautiful full-color photos • Warm, welcoming instruction from a master of tai chi and qigong With this book you will • Learn the twenty-four-step Yang-style form • Understand the fundamentals of tai chi • Discover not just the physical postures of tai chi, but also its psychological, emotional, and spiritual benefits “Tai chi is a life journey,” Dr. Kuhn writes. Tai Chi in 10 Weeks is your map.
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Author: Steffan De Graffenried

Publisher: Nomentira Publishing

ISBN: 0979895626

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 108

View: 6949

This important resource for both students and teachers exposes the true meaning behind the flowery, esoteric language of Tai Chi's classic Chinese texts, and offers concrete examples of the principles of Tai Chi in action.
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Guided Therapeutic Exercises to Manage Stress and Balance Mind, Body and Spirit

Author: Cynthia W. Quarta

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857010711

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 3910

Practising Taiji and Qigong is the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life and a great way to stay healthy. Now caring professionals can help those with limited mobility to experience the benefits of Taiji and Qigong with this easy-to-follow guide. Covering everything caregivers need to know about Taiji and Qigong, this illustrated guide provides an explanatory introduction to these forms of exercises and shows how to build up a program from easy steps to more challenging ones. There are exercises to stimulate every part of the body, with variations to suit the patient's needs and preferences. All the movements are adapted from the same ancient principles guiding classic Taiji and Qigong and will help strengthen the body as well as provide contemplative relaxation. This book will show occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, activity directors, mental health practitioners, martial arts instructors, and anyone else working with people with physical disabilities and the elderly exactly how these simple techniques can make big improvements to a person's physical and mental wellbeing.
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Health for Life : how and why it Works for Health, Stress Relief and Longevity

Author: Bruce Kumar Frantzis

Publisher: Frog Limited

ISBN: 9781583941447

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 1387

"Bruce Frantzis' comprehensive guide reveals why tai chi is effective at helping millions improve their health, relieve stress and reverse the effects of aging, and helps advanced students upgrade their practice and beginners choose the appropriate stylea
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Chi Gung for Lifelong Health

Author: Bruce Kumar Frantzis

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 9781583941461

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 299

View: 9354

"Bruce Frantzis demystifies the fundamental principles of chi gung and provides a comprehensive exercise program with detailed illustrations to increase life energy, improve health, boost sports performance, and combat stress and aging."--Provided by Publisher.
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12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind

Author: Peter Wayne

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828480

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 9016

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
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Author: William Ting

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503590194

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

View: 7588

IN Master Tings second book, he sets forth a far deeper path of discovery for the Tai Chi practitioner of every style and level. Master Ting describes and explains the Basic Foundational Principles normally shared only between the closed-door student and the Master under whom he studies. What makes this book stand out is the clarity of language and imagery used to explain concepts often misunderstood, or simply missing, due to translation difficulties and a reluctance to share this special knowledge with more than just a privileged few. He carefully presents, chapter by chapter, a blueprint of study which ultimately reveals the internal elements so often forgotten or overlooked by modern students. If you are looking for a Tai Chi book written in clear, understandable, and visual language that you will come back to again and again for advice and suggestions, this is that book. What Master Ting hopes to do is to make you the master of your own Tai Chi.
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A Gateway to Advanced T'ai Chi Practice

Author: Robert Tangora

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 158394737X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 9382

The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands offers readers an in-depth look into the art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan via the practice of Cloud Hands, a foundational exercise common to all schools of this popular martial art. Part theoretical treatise, part training manual, this book facilitates a deeper understanding of "internal" movement and training for students of T'ai Chi and other internal martial arts. Step-by-step exercises help to bring the theoretical into concrete practice and application. Author Robert E. Tangora, an accomplished practitioner and teacher of several different styles of T'ai Chi, places a heavy emphasis on the development of internal structure and building a solid foundation in the art's most basic movements. Intermediate and advanced practitioners will discover a deeply interconnected world of practice; beginning students will learn basic training methods that can help them bypass years of incomplete training and erase incorrect habits already formed. Tangora also stresses the importance of meditation and its crucial relationship to the art's health and martial aspects, as well as how to use the spine to integrate movements—especially important for practitioners with back problems who wish to learn how to move without inducing pain. Readers will learn to: • Cultivate internal power • Discover the inner workings of Tai Chi Ch'uan • Understand the meaning of the T'ai Chi classics • Move without injury • Relieve back pain
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Author: Lars Bo Christensen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539789314

Category:

Page: 156

View: 1581

The original Tai Chi Classics and their true origin, the history, the philosophy, the principles and the techniques of Tai Chi - all in one book.
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Advancing Your Tai Chi Experience

Author: John Loupos

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

ISBN: 9781594390326

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 194

View: 1234

With training skills on rooting, stepping and TaiChi's mechanical nuances, you'll also learn how to slow your life down be free and develop a modality for life long happiness.
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The Easy Way of Keeping Your Mind Sharp Through Qigong

Author: Aihan Kuhn

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 159439525X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 2721

In Brain Fitness Dr. Aihan Kuhn shares her expertise in tai chi, qigong, and medicine, giving readers exercises designed to prevent brain aging. This book represents a synthesis of Dr. Kuhn’s studies in martial arts as well as Eastern and Western healing Tai chi and qigong practitioners around the world have long known that these arts promote fitness and self-defense. In this book Dr. Kuhn discusses their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits. She emphasizes how tai chi and qigong aid in memory, emotional balance, and lifelong learning. This book features • An illustrated manual detailing tai chi and qigong exercises to prevent brain aging • Elements of Eastern and Western medicine combined to form a new vision of brain health • Dr. Kuhn’s concise, accessible guidance from a lifetime of studying martial arts and medicine With this book you will • Learn Dr. Kuhn’s keys to prevent brain aging • Discover the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits of tai chi • Learn how tai chi and qigong assist in human healing Dr. Kuhn says we have long assumed that getting older means facing a decline in memory, attention span, numerical ability, creativity, alertness, learning ability, and language. “But we were wrong,” she adds. “New findings from science show that if the brain is consistently stimulated, no matter at what age, the brain can remain young and healthy.” She has written Brain Fitness to help us all maintain that clarity, creativity, and vitality.
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Revealing the Deeper Mysteries of China's Ancient Art for Health and Harmony (Revised Edition)

Author: Graham Horwood

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9781846428067

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 6441

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.
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Author: Angelika Fritz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546324102

Category:

Page: 130

View: 5643

A comprehensive dictionary for all Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) and Qi Gong enthusiasts. Included are Chinese terms, English explanations and many cross-references for the most important words, movements names, famous masters, concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc.
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Author: William Ting

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465310088

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 226

View: 5807

WHAT'S INSIDE Written in a "Question and Answer" format, this book is intended to share a Master's secrets to performing high level Tai Chi and Qigong. Based on queries which came into his website for the past 15 years, as well as questions from his own classes and experience, Master William Ting has penned the perfect primer for Tai Chi and Qigong students. Ranging from deceptively simple topics to extremely complex subjects, Master Ting has created a manual for students of all styles, forms and experience. Relying heavily on Basic Principles, good posture and internal awareness, this book is an extraordinary accounting of common Tai Chi and Qigong questions and answers for practitioners of every level.
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Author: Katherine Allen

Publisher: Godsfield

ISBN: 1841814652

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 5625

The ancient art of Qigong, the "seed of martial arts", not only allows you to maintain your health but also heals the bodies and calms the minds of those who practice it. Featuring 300 photographs from the main schools of Qigong, The Qigong Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practising Qigong and finding a mental and physical balance in life, encouraging readers of all levels to make Qigong a part of their everyday life.
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