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The Complete Book of T'ai Chi
     

The Complete Book of T'ai Chi

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by Stewart McFarlane, Tan Mew Hong (Other)
 

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Relax your mind and body, strengthen your muscles, and improve your circulation, flexibility, and posture with this practical guide to T'ai chi ch'uan by master instructor Stewart McFarlane.

Authoritative advice. The Complete Book of T'ai Chi shows the complete Cheng Man-ch'ing Form, the most popular style of T'ai chi ch'uan. Author Stewart McFarlane teaches this

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Relax your mind and body, strengthen your muscles, and improve your circulation, flexibility, and posture with this practical guide to T'ai chi ch'uan by master instructor Stewart McFarlane.

Authoritative advice. The Complete Book of T'ai Chi shows the complete Cheng Man-ch'ing Form, the most popular style of T'ai chi ch'uan. Author Stewart McFarlane teaches this form with a clarity of style deriving form his extensive theoretical knowledge and many years spent teaching at all levels. He conveys the practical details and higher aspects of T'ai chi ch'uan with a clear, authoritative voice and an insight and simplicity rarely found in the West.

Explicit instruction. Exercises, movements, and postures are explained in detail and illustrated with full-color, step-by-step photographs. Footprint diagrams show the correct foot positions and weight distribution essential for each stance. The Complete Book of T'ai Chi enbables beginners to discover the physical and spiritual benefits of T'ai chi ch'uan, and helps experts to perfect their technique.

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School Library Journal
YAThis guide to a simplified Yang form of t'ai chi ch'uan begins with a brief introduction to the history of the martial-art form and a description of preparatory stretching and flexibility exercises. Beautifully reproduced, full-color photographs appear throughout. In addition, diagrams describe the stances and flow of postures in detail; e.g., the relative positioning of hips to feet, the percentage of weight distribution over each foot, and arrows showing the direction of movements. Small photographs review the previous 10 movements at the bottom of each page. A clear textual description accompanies each photo or diagram. Finally, "pushing hands" drills, to be done with a partner, are presented. The clarity of illustrations and descriptions and the inclusion of details such as "choosing a class" make this book a practical choice.Lorna Kundert, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789414762
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.77(w) x 11.19(h) x 0.57(d)

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The Complete Book Of T'ai Chi 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of all the 'Tai Chi' books I've look through and studied this is the best at demonstrating the movements. The movements are shown with large full color pictures that are easy to understand. The direction of the movements are illustrated within the pictures themselves. Its like having the instructor right there with you. With time, and money being limited this book will set your feet on the right path and will encourage your understanding of tai chi.