For the student who has already mastered the basic postures, this book addresses itself to the philosophy behind the system of movements and to all the variations possible. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health & Self Defence
Author: Manqing Zheng
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
This is the original classic about Short Form, the most popular and widespread form of T'ai Chi in the West. T'ai Chi Ch'uan is a must-read for every serious T'ai Chi student. This book is not meant to "teach" T'ai Chi Ch'uan, but meant to expound upon its meaning to the earnest practitioner; to offer the layperson a glimpse into this ancient art; and to communicate the author's unique perceptions and experiences that only a lifetime of practice can cultivate. Taken in this context, this is a most valuable book.
Revealing the Deeper Mysteries of China's Ancient Art for Health and Harmony (Revised Edition)
Author: Graham Horwood
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Category: Sports & Recreation
In Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life, Graham Horwood describes the various styles of Tai Chi Chuan, exploring its roots in the Chinese philosophy of Taoism as well as elaborating on the evolution it has undergone over millennia. In order to understand the energetic method of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung, he highlights parallels between its source, The I Ching, and archetypal principles from both Eastern and Western philosophy and medicine. The text and diagrams show the synergy between the different cultures, and shows how they are all linked. This enables the beginner or the experienced Tai Chi practitioner to improve their understanding of Tai Chi, which will strengthen both the mind and body, opening the gateway to the inner person. Drawing on information from the Yang family's formerly secret teachings, the book explains how to build chi (energy), circulate and store it, and also includes an exclusive set of Chi Kung exercises which will augment the building, circulation and storage of chi for the healer and martial practitioner, showing the path to optimizing the practitioner's energetic and spiritual development. The exercises are accompanied by an explanation of where chi comes from and its application for the mind and body as well as the flow in the meridians. The book provides an excellent introduction to both the theory and key practices of Tai Chi Chuan for the beginner, and multi-level insights for the seasoned practitioner that will enhance his or her practice and understanding of Tai Chi Chuan.
Unlock the secrets and health benefits of this ancient internal Chinese martial art! T'ai Chi Ch'uan (or taijiquan), a Chinese internal martial art, is best appreciated in the West for its health and fitness benefits, as an art of self-defense, and as a spiritual path. In classical Tai Chi, these aspects form an inseparable unity. In this guide to the classical Yang style, Petra and Toyo Kobayashi present the foundations of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and give comprehensive insights into its methods. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the inner energy—Ch'i—and its contribution to a refined practice of T'ai Chi and its application in self-defense. This Tai Chi book contains a clear and fully illustrated exploration of the 37 positions of the Yang style's short form and a basic partner exercise, Push Hands. Easy-to-follow photographs and diagrams with step-by-step instructions will help you to improve your practice. Ideal for practitioners at any level. Chapters include: The Styles The Principles Quotations from Old Masters Sixty-Four Questions and Answers About T'ai Chi Ch'uan Six Levels of Development The Thirteen Basic Positions and Techniques Advanced Practice Important Questions to Ask Yourself and more!
In Yin-Yang in Tai-Chi Chuan and Daily Life, Simmone Kuo provides the philosophical context for the practice of this popular martial art, showing how Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian traditions have shaped the practice of Tai-Chi Chuan. Included here are student accounts of the strong impressions Mme. Kuo made on her students. Drawing on yearly research trips to China and her lecture in Advanced Tai-Chi Chuan at San Francisco State University, Mme. Kuo explores the application of Yin-Yang theory to: -Health and Nutrition -Daily Practice -Traditional Chinese Philosophy and the I Ching -The Teacher-Student Relationship -Self-Awareness and Self-Defense
The Power of Chi for Self-Defense and Energy Healing
Author: Paul Dong
Publisher: Blue Snake Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Ling Kong Jing, the "Empty Force," is the highest martial arts skill in China. This extraordinary technique harnesses the power of chi, the body's vital energy, enabling masters of the art to defend themselves against opponents without making physical contact. The book takes readers step by step from theory to the actual practice used to generate Empty Force, and shows how to use its remarkable power for healing as well as self-defense.
For thousands of years, the ancient art of Tai Chi has been shrouded in mystery. Tai Chi Chuan: An Afriasian Resource for Health and Longevity removes the mystery and offers enticing information for today. This is a book for those who desire to transform the body through consistent, non-impact exercise and diet. In it, you will discover a simple set of exercises to increase physical stamina and flexibility, mental alertness, and the spiritual discipline of quietness. This book also explores medical information from research using Tai Chi in a variety of recuperative regimens. Read the results of studies, compare the conclusions, and try the program for yourself. Tai Chi is not a miracle cure; it is miraculously accessible to everyone. It requires no special equipment and very little time and space. However, the benefits far outweigh any investment of time and resources to become stronger and healthier. Tai Chi Chuan: An Afriasian Resource for Health and Longevity makes doing Tai Chi simple, easy, natural, enjoyable, and productive.
A comprehensive text that includes a study of the origins and history of Tai Chi; a detailed analysis of its relationship to Western philosophy, the I Ching, Tao te Ching, yoga, and Zen. The author also ties its use to esoteric systems, and discusses health and Chinese medicine in relation to Tai Chi. Includes several hundred detailed photographs showing application of the positions.
Physical Exercising, Chinese Martial Arts, Tai Chi Chuan
Author: Yvonne Huizinga
Publisher: Tai Chi Uithuizen
Category: Sports & Recreation
Tai Chi Chuan the 'Book of Essence' Tai Ji Quan, Tai Chi Chuan, the book of essence is a free ebook created by Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung team from Uithuizen, Groningen in the Netherlands. This book is in the English language and explains many subjects about Tai Chi Chuan, Tai Chi Tao, Chi Kung, Yoga, Meditation, Selfdefense, Martial Arts and much more. Tai Chi team Uithuizen is operated by mw, Yvonne Huizinga from the Groningen Area in the Netherlands.
Black Belt Hall-of-Famer Marshall Ho'o explains the ancient Chinese art of exercise and moving meditation in a short form, with temple exercises, self-defense moves, sparring, and health benefits. Fully illustrated.