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T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom
     

T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom

by Linda Myoki Lehrhaupt
 

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Unlike most t'ai chi books, which focus strictly on how to do the t'ai chi forms, T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom presents a personal, practical view of this intriguing martial art. Lehrhaupt shares illuminating stories from her own life and the lives of her students that show how t'ai chi can be a vehicle for profound self-discovery and spiritual growth.

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Unlike most t'ai chi books, which focus strictly on how to do the t'ai chi forms, T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom presents a personal, practical view of this intriguing martial art. Lehrhaupt shares illuminating stories from her own life and the lives of her students that show how t'ai chi can be a vehicle for profound self-discovery and spiritual growth.

In learning to master each body posture, t'ai chi students often confront self-doubt, frustration, and the desire to compete and compare themselves to others—problems that also arise in daily life. Lehrhaupt shows how these and other obstacles provide valuable opportunities to deepen awareness and recognize the striking continuities between practice and everyday life.

Each section of the book includes practical exercises designed to enhance students' understanding of t'ai chi movements, and a helpful appendix answers many frequently asked questions about t'ai chi training such as how to find a teacher and how to balance practice with family life. Full of useful insights and guidance, T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom will be a valuable companion for all students of this increasingly popular martial art.

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"Unlike any other book on taiji. A refreshingly new approach that looks at the taiji learning experience from the perspective of her own personal growth as a practitioner and instructor. Useful road signs for all taiji practitioners."— Journal of Asian Martial Arts

"This exquisitely written book is a paean to this Taoist practice as a path to wisdom."— Spirituality & Health

Publishers Weekly
Martial artist and ordained Zen priest Linda Myoki Lehrhaupt offers T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom, an anecdotal description of how t'ai chi is more than just a martial art, but a way of life. The book contains some advice on technique, as well as useful exercises for readers to practice their methodology, but its core is a personal story of how the author came to understand chi as a life force. It's surprisingly well-written for a debut book. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570624452
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/25/2001
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,369,654
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

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Meet the Author

Linda Myoki Lehrhaupt, Ph.D., has taught t'ai chi and chi kung since 1982. An ordained Zen priest, she leads workshops throughout Europe and is the cofounder, along with her husband, of La Martinie, a center in the Dordogne, France, where retreats in Zen meditation and meditative arts take place.

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