Tai Chi Book: Refining and Enjoying a Lifetime of Practice

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Finalist – 2008 IP's Book AwardThe Tai Chi Book is a detailed guide for students who've learned a Tai Chi form and want to know more. It also introduces beginners to the principles behind great Tai Chi, and answers common questions that all of us have.The Tai Chi Book shows you how to use Tai Chi to gain strength in your bones, muscles and vital organs, how to improve your balance and flexibility, and how to achieve remarkable vitality.The author also introduces complex elements of Tai Chi, including ways to ...
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Overview

Finalist – 2008 IP's Book AwardThe Tai Chi Book is a detailed guide for students who've learned a Tai Chi form and want to know more. It also introduces beginners to the principles behind great Tai Chi, and answers common questions that all of us have.The Tai Chi Book shows you how to use Tai Chi to gain strength in your bones, muscles and vital organs, how to improve your balance and flexibility, and how to achieve remarkable vitality.The author also introduces complex elements of Tai Chi, including ways to develop the relaxed strength known as sung, how to cultivate and feel Chi, how to train mindfulness, and a helpful chapter on being a student.In addition, the author explores the debate over Tai Chi breathing patterns, explains in detail proper body alignment, and tells why Pushing Hands is more important than you might think.The Tai Chi Book is your guide to the fullest health benefits of Tai Chi and to higher levels of skill and ability.Like two books in one–basic and advanced Tai Chi training.Find out how to choose and relate to a teacher.Develop remarkable vitality and longevity.Includes the Cheng Man-ch'ing short form.More than one hundred photos and illustrations.
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Editorial Reviews

Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness - Dewey Monroe
". . . if you are interested in T'ai Chi Ch'uan and want to become informed, you should stop reading this review and run, don't walk, to the book store and purchase Dr. Chuckrow's book . . ."
Mary Lucas
". . . The Tai Chi Book is one of, if not the best, T'ai Chi Ch'uan reference book this reviewer has read (this remark is qualified by several large shelves of books ranging in quality from "pretty good to "absolute waste of paper"). The only way this book could be improved upon is that it be printed on acid free paper in hardbound format. The Tai Chi Book is a highly recommended buy for all students of T'ai Chi Chuan."
The Bookwatch
"Get the most from a Tai Chi practice with a book for students who have learned a Tai Chi form and who want to know more. Beginners receive a strong and simple introduction to the basics behind Tai Chi practices, from choosing a teacher to understanding the instructions. An excellent choice for newcomers."
Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness
. . . if you are interested in T'ai Chi Ch'uan and want to become informed, you should stop reading this review and run, don't walk, to the book store and purchase Dr. Chuckrow's book . . .
— Dewey Monroe
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886969643
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Series: Martial Arts-Internal Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 795,121
  • Product dimensions: 7.49 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Rober Chuckrow has been a Taiji practitioner since 1970 and has studied Taiji under the late Cheng Man-ch'ing, William C. C. Chen, and Harvey I. Sober. He has taught Taiji extensively and has written four other books. he currently teaches Taiji in Westchester, NY.
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