Tai Chi For Beginners

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Overview

Tai Chi master David-Dorian Ross is your instructor in this video, which presents an introduction to the Chinese exercise disciple that is gaining popularity in the United States. Tai Chi for Beginners offers a guide to the benefits to both body and mind of Tai Chi, and demonstrates the basic moves of the traditional Tai Chi workout, as well as a routine in which they are brought together with characteristic grace. Also included is a special routine designed especially for use in the morning that promotes ...
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Overview

Tai Chi master David-Dorian Ross is your instructor in this video, which presents an introduction to the Chinese exercise disciple that is gaining popularity in the United States. Tai Chi for Beginners offers a guide to the benefits to both body and mind of Tai Chi, and demonstrates the basic moves of the traditional Tai Chi workout, as well as a routine in which they are brought together with characteristic grace. Also included is a special routine designed especially for use in the morning that promotes alertness and energy in early risers.
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Special Features

AM Chi for Beginners Workout awakens and energizes your body and mind for the day ahead
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2004
  • UPC: 029956010208
  • Original Release: 2004
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  • Source: Gaiam
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:10:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,792

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David-Dorian Ross Instructor
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Side #1 --
   Beginning Practice
   A.M. Chi for Beginners
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good For the Absolute Beginner

    This is a good introduction to Tai Chi. It is great for the uncoordinated person (a category that I fall into) as he shows the arm movements separate from the steps.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    easy tai chi

    i just love the step by step methods. and the expanations. it is really nice to just wake up and have tai chi at home. i am done before i would even arrive at the gym. tai is awesome because it is not about trying to conquer your body, it is about blending the mind and body and working together to achieve goals.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not quite what we were looking for.

    My boyfriend and I had recently started Tai Chi exercises w/ a step by step beginners video. We moved up to this one, and it was somewhat disappointing. We both got lost during the exercises, I went from flying swan to choking chicken! If he would have done opposite movements or a mirrored image, it would have been much easier. The AM work out is nice and simple though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Needs to learn LEFT from RIGHT

    At first I thought I was just uncoordinated, then I listened carefully as I watched I noticed several times he says "left" and means "right." He also demonstrates 'crane spreads its wings' with hand lowered to foot extended, then actually does it in the routine with opposite hand lowered to foot extended. THIS VIDEO NOT FOR THE UNCOORDINATED.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A mirror image would help.

    I'am sure Mr. Ross enjoyed fiming on location but a mirrored image of the instructor would have been more helpful. Better luck next time.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Great for Beginners

    This is a wonderful DVD for my husband & myself. We're retired & wanted to do easy exercise. This provides it in the simplest way. Mr. Ross is concise, speaks plainly, uses terms you can understand. Mr. Ross also explains every single move & most importantly does it slow. We're practicing the FORMS portion of this DVD every single day. Once we feel we're ready, we'll then be moving on to the next section. This is a really GREAT DVD for anyone wishing to LEARN T'ai Chi. Try it...you'll like it.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Excellent DVD for Beginners

    Simply put, the moves are both explained and demonstrated well. He even puts some history and some imagination into his performing of the different moves. Then history isn't deep, the use of the imagination isn't complex, but the package is great for those just starting out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hard to Follow

    The moves were difficult to follow since the camera angle kept changing.

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