The Tai Chi Space

Author: Paul Cavel
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781904658986
Release Date: 2017-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

The Tai Chi Space

Author: Paul Cavel
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781911597032
Release Date: 2017-10-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

The Tai Chi Space

Author: Paul Cavel
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781911597032
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Psychology

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.

Beginning Qigong

Author: Stephen Comee
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462902125
Release Date: 2011-12-10
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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.

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Author: Cynthia W. Quarta
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857010719
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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.

A Tai Chi Imagery Workbook

Author: Martin Mellish
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857010131
Release Date: 2011-06-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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.

Tai Chi In 10 Weeks

Author: Aihan Kuhn
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 9781594395062
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

Anatomy of Yang Family Tai Chi

Author: Steffan De Graffenried
Publisher: Nomentira Publishing
ISBN: 9780979895623
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Tai Chi

Author: Bruce Kumar Frantzis
Publisher: Frog Limited
ISBN: 1583941444
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Health & Fitness

"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

Essential Concepts of Tai Chi

Author: William Ting
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781503590199
Release Date: 2015-07-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body

Author: Bruce Kumar Frantzis
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
ISBN: 1583941460
Release Date: 2005-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

"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.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

Author: Peter Wayne
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834828483
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Health & Fitness

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

Answers to Common Tai Chi and Qigong Questions

Author: William Ting
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465310088
Release Date: 2011-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

The Taijiquan Qi Gong Dictionary

Author: Angelika Fritz
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1546324100
Release Date: 2017-04-29
Genre:

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.

Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong

Author: Bruce Frantzis
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
ISBN: 9781556439216
Release Date: 2010-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

Details and ancient Chinese practice that uses simple movements to accomplish the same chi balancing as acupuncture, with the aim of strengthening immunity, recovering from stress and illness and improving mental relaxation, in a book with 150 step-by-step illustrations of the movements. By the author of Tao of Letting Go. Original.