T'ai Chi — a martial art used for health, meditation, and self-defense — and QiGong — a large variety of physical and mental training methods based on Chinese philosophy — are widely recognized to heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. T'ai Chi has demonstrated its health benefits by being linked with everything from slowing the aging process and increasing balance and flexibility to lowering stress levels and enhancing the body's natural healing powers.
In this fourth edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to T'ai Chi & QiGong, the authors have streamlined the book, giving it a clearer how-to focus. Nearly 150 video clips complement the 300 helpful illustrations in the book by demonstrating a complete T'ai Chi exercise — all exclusively available to readers on the authors' website.
About the Author
Bill Douglas and Angela Wong Douglas are the co-founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. Bill is the Tai Chi Expert for Dr. Andrew Weil's DrWeil.com, and was one of a handful of national Tai Chi experts to help formulate a National Council on the Aging efficacy guide for professionals to begin Tai Chi programs for local aging populations. Bill has presented for the National Parkinson's Foundation, the American Heart Association, and for some of the world's largest corporations and health institutions. He is the 2009 Inductee to the Internal Arts Hall of Fame; the Extraordinary Service in the Field of Qigong Award recipient from the National Qigong Association; the Media Excellence on Qigong Award recipient from the World Congress on Qigong; and the Leadership Award recipient from the National Tai Chi Association; and was the Lou Gehrig's Hero Award recipient from the ALS Association.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I just started and the leader is a volunteer with some medical background, I think. Looking at this books claims, it sounds farfetched. Is there an agency that regulates this kind of stuff? the claims of immortality?