Tai Chi (Collins Gem) [NOOK Book]

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Tai Chi Chuan began as a martial art in China over 1000 years ago and is now widely recognized for its great health benefits. This Collins Gem provides a simple, clear and highly illustrated introduction.This book provides an introduction to the history, philosophy and practice of this fascinating, multi-faceted art. From its early origins in the holy Taoist Mountains of China it has now become a highly practical tool for life in the 21st century. Tai Chi can help to improve posture, increase energy levels and ...
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Tai Chi (Collins Gem)

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Overview

Tai Chi Chuan began as a martial art in China over 1000 years ago and is now widely recognized for its great health benefits. This Collins Gem provides a simple, clear and highly illustrated introduction.This book provides an introduction to the history, philosophy and practice of this fascinating, multi-faceted art. From its early origins in the holy Taoist Mountains of China it has now become a highly practical tool for life in the 21st century. Tai Chi can help to improve posture, increase energy levels and create a calm, clear mind. By learning a few simple postures, and regularly practicising them for a few minutes each day, you can gradually come to integrate this ancient Chinese system into your daily routine and enjoy its benefit in many ways: physically, mentally, emotionally and, ultimately, spiritually.Included are a number of postures from the first section of the Short Yang form that will take only three minutes to complete. They will provide a little taste of what Tai Chi Chuan can offer. Study each posture carefully and the advice given on transitions and purpose. Let yourself gradually become familiar with one or two movements and you can then progress to learning the complete sequence. Once learned, you can practise the routine three or four times a session and gain benefits that are close to those you would achieve through performing an entire form of Tai Chi Chuan.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007447572
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/12/2013
  • Series: Collins Gem
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 323,171
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Ronnie Robinson has studied Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong for 20 years. He is Secretary of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain where he also serves on the Technical Committee, Secretary of the European Federation for Taijiquan and Qigong and editor of Tai Chi Chuan magazine. He is the co-organizer of the UK’s largest annual Tai Chi Chuan and Internal Arts conference, Tai Chi Caledonia and has taught and performed in Hungary, Germany, France and America.
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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    If you are into martial arts in the true sense, read this. If yo

    If you are into martial arts in the true sense, read this. If you are not into martial arts, read this. A well writted book about life, spirituality, teaching and tai chi. You cannot fail to gain something from this.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    I've never read this book.

    I've never read this book,but judging on the reviews I might try it. My brother and I have wanted to learn about tai chi for a long time so this might be our chance. I am 9 and brother's 6.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Waste of time.

    This book is full of folksy anecdotes and very little real information about tai chi. It is only 129 pages long, full of filler, has few photographs (which are placed where they are least useful) and basically has less content than the Wikipedia article on tai chi.

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

    This is a great book! I read it twice.

    I have read other tai chi books, but this one is by far the best. Not only does this book give timely information on the hows and whys of tai chi, it is delivered in an easy to follow language that is sometimes quite humorous. Mr. Robinson did a great job on inspiring all to learn tai chi.......Lacey M.

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    Posted January 30, 2012

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