T'ai Chi for Seniors: How to Gain Flexibility, Strength, and Inner Peace [NOOK Book]

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The answer is T'ai Chi, and T'ai Chi for Seniors is the book you need. Sifu Philip Bonifonte gives you all the information you need to undertake a safe, health-improving exercise regimen. These ancient Chinese exercises help to alleviate the pains of arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other "senior" diseases. And believe it or not, they're fun and low impact! T'ai Chi for Seniors offers an overview of the practice of T'ai Chi -- from the principles of the movements to the history of the art...
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T'ai Chi for Seniors: How to Gain Flexibility, Strength, and Inner Peace

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Overview

The answer is T'ai Chi, and T'ai Chi for Seniors is the book you need. Sifu Philip Bonifonte gives you all the information you need to undertake a safe, health-improving exercise regimen. These ancient Chinese exercises help to alleviate the pains of arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other "senior" diseases. And believe it or not, they're fun and low impact! T'ai Chi for Seniors offers an overview of the practice of T'ai Chi -- from the principles of the movements to the history of the art itself -- then discusses various positions and helps you to understand what you can accomplish with each. Methods outlined in this guide can be performed standing or seated -- no previous experience necessary! -- and take into consideration limited range of movement. sIllustrated, step-by-step instructions give you the guidance you need to easily and painlessly incorporate T'ai Chi into your daily life and discover its benefits. sEverything in T'ai Chi for Seniors is presented in an easy-to-learn style, with true stories illustrating the benefits that other mature adults have gained from these practices. Whether you are just beginning T'ai Chi or simply looking for a supplemental text to use out of class, T'ai Chi for Seniors is the practical guide you need.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601639394
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/15/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 385,119
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Part I Living in the Past 9
Chapter 1 What is T'ai Chi, and Why Should I Care? The Basics 11
Chapter 2 Hey, That Feels Good! The Benefits of Practicing T'ai Chi 21
Chapter 3 T'ai Chi's Little Sister: Qigong Basics 33
Chapter 4 On Your Mark, Get Set, Relax! Preparing for T'ai Chi Play 43
Part II Living in the Present 57
Chapter 5 Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Cold Bones: Warm-Up Exercises 59
Chapter 6 Flow Like a River: Qigong Exercises 69
Chapter 7 Shall We Dance? Standing T'ai Chi Exercises 111
Chapter 8 We All Stand Up, We All Sit Down: Seated Adaptations of T'ai Chi and Qigong 123
Part III Living in the Future 133
Chapter 9 Swimming in Serenity: Meditation Exercises 135
Chapter 10 Paging Dr. Chi: T'ai Chi in the Rehabilitation Setting 149
Chapter 11 Tao Now, Brown Cow: Taoism: The Philosophy of T'ai Chi 163
Chapter 12 Take Two Lizards and Call Me in the Morning: Traditional Chinese Medicine and T'ai Chi 177
Conclusion So, When Do I Get My Black Belt? Intermediate and Advanced T'ai Chi and Qigong 199
Index 205
About the Author 213
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