Total Tai Chi: The Step-by-Step Guide to Tai Chi at Home for Everybody

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From its origins as an ancient martial art practiced by monks in solitude, tai chi has grown into a phenomenon, with hundreds of thousands of students throughout the world. This step-by-step guide—filled with photos and grids to help beginners position themselves accurately—will start novices on their way to optimum health and well-being. It covers tai chi's history and philosophy, key principles, and modern interpretations, along with more than 200 simple moves, all accompanied by specially commissioned ...

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Overview

From its origins as an ancient martial art practiced by monks in solitude, tai chi has grown into a phenomenon, with hundreds of thousands of students throughout the world. This step-by-step guide—filled with photos and grids to help beginners position themselves accurately—will start novices on their way to optimum health and well-being. It covers tai chi's history and philosophy, key principles, and modern interpretations, along with more than 200 simple moves, all accompanied by specially commissioned photographs that lead newcomers through the popular Short Yang Form in its entirety. There's also important guidance on proper breathing and the mental focus required to keep "chi" (internal energy) moving smoothly through the body.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844837236
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 694,358
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronnie Robinson is secretary of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain, and has taught Tai Chi for over 20 years. He holds regular classes and seminars, and has taught and demonstrated throughout Europe and the USA. He is a published author and has produced two widely acclaimed practical videos.

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