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Posted November 15, 2014
Each of Dr. Yang's books reveal more about tai chi, qigong, and overall health.
This book, Tai Chi Ball Qigong, delves into much more detail than some of his other books I've reviewed, including:
-General qigong theory
-Qigong training theory and procedures
-A general introduction to tai chi ball qigong
-Theory of tai chi ball qigong
-Even with all of this information, however, the bulk of the book includes pictures and a detailed guide on how to do tai chi ball qigong.
As if the book isn't enough, one of the accompanying DVDs runs over three hours and helps fill in the "in between" movements the pictures in the book can't demonstrate.
If you're looking at furthering your understanding of tai chi and qigong, check out this book.
Posted March 14, 2011
As with all of Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming's works, this book presents thoroughly researched and well documented information.
If you are like me, you will probably want to get right to the exercises (which don't come until much later in the book). However, don't skip the introductory chapters. They themselves are worth the purchase price of the book. If you have any of Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming's other materials on Taiji or Qigong you will not find anything new in these introductory chapters, but the summaries are so recherché that you will benefit from having read them.
This book does seem to be designed to be used with two DVDs that can be purchased separately. Although the book is worth purchasing stand-alone, if you are serious about wanting to integrate something new and quite effective into your Tai Chi or Qigong practices, I would definitely recommend purchasing the DVDs as well.
Living in a rural area, I do not have the benefit of access to instructors that teach Tai Chi Ball classes. For serious Tai Chi and/or Qigong practitioners, this book can be like manna from heaven.