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Tai Chi for Staying Young: The Gentle Way to Health and Well-Being

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Strengthen Your Body, Improve Your Balance and Rejuvenate Your Spirit
The ancient Chinese health system of tai chi is now practiced throughout the world more regularly than any other form of exercise. It promises all the benefits of a strong body, and it is also noted for calming the mind and improving balance — an especially important issue for older people. Now, in Tai Chi for Staying Young, world-renowned Master Lam Kam-Chuen provides a ...

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Overview

Strengthen Your Body, Improve Your Balance and Rejuvenate Your Spirit
The ancient Chinese health system of tai chi is now practiced throughout the world more regularly than any other form of exercise. It promises all the benefits of a strong body, and it is also noted for calming the mind and improving balance — an especially important issue for older people. Now, in Tai Chi for Staying Young, world-renowned Master Lam Kam-Chuen provides a gentle, step-by-step program suitable for people of all ages and at all stages of fitness.
Centuries of practice have perfected this method of soothing the mind and alleviating stress. These exercises can be performed anytime, anywhere, and they require no special clothing, shoes or equipment. You can do them alone or with others, at home or even outside. Tai chi is not competitive, and you can work at your own pace as the slow, steady movements smooth the breathing and increase the intake of oxygen into the lungs. This carefully designed program greatly enhances circulation — without leaving you gasping for breath.
In Tai Chi for Staying Young, you can expect:

  • Gentle exercises that fit easily into your day
  • Slow movements, accompanied by natural breathing, that relax the whole body and promote physical as well as mental health
  • A combination of stillness and movement designed to release muscle tension, enhance circulation and bring greater elasticity and strength to all major joints
  • A program that is safe and beneficial for those with blood pressure and cardiac problems
  • Improved balance that reduces the risk of falls
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743255042
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 8/17/2004
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 986,049
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

The Foundations 24
Warming up 26
Opening and expanding 28
Standing and knuckling 30
Swinging the forearms 32
Shaking the body 34
Swimming on land 36
Standing in Wu Chi 38
Standing and opening 40
Relaxing 42
Gathering your energy 44
The Golden Ball 46
Shaking the ball 48
Up and down 50
Forward and back 52
Left and right 54
Turning the ball 56
Sending away 58
Taking in 60
Pushing out, pulling back 62
Holding the belly 64
Inner work 66
The Eight Fine Treasures 68
Extending outward 70
Expanding to each side 72
One hand up, one hand down 74
Turning 76
Bending to the side 78
Circling forward 80
Fists forward 82
Shaking the body 84
Holding the ball 86
Inner work 88
Moving Harmony 90
Forward pushing 92
Single hand pushing 94
Sweeping across 96
Waving hands like clouds 98
Golden cockerel stands on one leg 100
Wild horse parts its mane 102
Deflecting fist 104
Single whip 106
Golden ball to the side 108
Inner work 110
Cooling Down 112
Front and back 114
Hip circles 116
Circle down 118
Your daily routine 120
About the Author 124
Acknowledgements 127
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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Highly recommended if you are in pain

    I have sciatic pain and this has helped with that pain so much in just 2 weeks. Can't wait to see how I feel in a year. Now I know why everyone said I should be doing Tai Chi along with my yoga.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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