Teaching Tai Chi Effectively

Author: Paul Lam

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483589846

Category: Education

Page: 200

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An Australian family physician, Dr Lam is one of the most experienced and respected tai chi teachers in the world. He has trained more than five thousand teachers using his unique teaching system based on more than 30 years’ experience, the latest research relating to learning, tai chi philosophy and medical knowledge. This system, along with his teaching method, has been adopted by tai chi teachers worldwide, resulting in dramatic reductions in drop-out rates and greater student and teacher enjoyment. Within these pages you will find: • an analysis of an effective teacher. • a practical and comprehensive teaching system, illustrated with real life examples. • a treasure trove of useful teaching tools. Now revised and updated with a new section designed to guide the teacher working with people of different ages and conditions — from people with arthritis to Parkinson’s to children, pregnant women, older adults and people in the workplace.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind

Author: Peter Wayne

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828480

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works. Dr. Peter M. Wayne, a longtime Tai Chi teacher and a researcher at Harvard Medical School, developed and tested protocols similar to the simplified program he includes in this book, which is suited to people of all ages, and can be done in just a few minutes a day. This book includes: • The basic program, illustrated by more than 50 photographs • Practical tips for integrating Tai Chi into everyday activities • An introduction to the traditional principles of Tai Chi • Up-to-date summaries of the research literature on the health benefits of Tai Chi • How Tai Chi can enhance work productivity, creativity, and sports performance • And much more

The Tai Chi Space

How to Move in Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Author: Paul Cavel

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1904658989

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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This pictorial guide with supporting text is the first of its kind, illuminating the fundamentals of the arts of tai chi and qi gong through metaphor and visuals that are easy to understand. Beginning students will learn basic principles in a simple format, while experienced stylists will discover nuances that shed light on the secrets of deep, internal, and energetic training that powers the well-documented health and healing benefits of the arts.

Simply Tai Chi

Author: Graham Bryant,Lorraine James

Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc

ISBN: 9781741213539

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 64

View: 1997

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Tai Chi is an ancient meditative form of exercise that began in China as a martial art. It has developed over the centuries and today it is practised by millions of people around the world to improve and maintain their health. It is easily recognised by its graceful and captivating movements. With a detailed introduction to the movements that make up the traditional form and more than 100 full-colour photographs, Simply Tai Chi guides beginners step-by-step through the routine. Tai Chi is more than just an exercise -- it represents a way of life. It will help you improve your physical fitness and gain more energy whilst remaining calm and relaxed inside. Book jacket.

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

Author: Amit Sood,Mayo Clinic

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738217131

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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Have you ever driven several miles without noticing anything on the road, or read a page in a book without registering any of it? Do the day's worries and disappointments crowd your mind as you're trying to fall asleep at night? Do you feel stressed much of the time and aren't sure how to find peace? In this book, Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc., a Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency, reveals how the mind's instinctive restlessness and shortsightedness generate stress and anxiety and presents strategies for living a more peaceful life. The book is based on the highly popular stress management program offered at Mayo Clinic that Dr. Sood developed after two decades of work with tens of thousands of people. Drawing on groundbreaking brain research, Dr. Sood helps you understand the brain's two modes and how an imbalance between them produces unwanted stress. From this basis, you learn skills that will help you: Develop deep and sustained attention Practice gratitude, compassion and acceptance Live a meaningful life Cultivate nurturing relationships Achieve your highest potential All of these concepts are weaved into a practical and fun journey that has been tested in numerous scientific studies, with consistently positive results. Take the first step to discover greater peace and joy for you and your loved ones. "Dr. Sood has put together a simple, secular and structured program that is anchored in science, is free of rituals and dogmas, and is accessible to everyone. This book can change your life."--Dr. Andrew Weil "An important innovative approach to well-being, one we all should know about."--Dr. Daniel Goleman

Complete Tai-Chi

The Definitive Guide to Physical and Emotional Self-Improvement

Author: Alfred Huang

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462903460

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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Today people around the world are discovering the benefits of Tai-chi, an ancient Chinese system of exercise based on calm, graceful movements that condition the body from the inside out. With benefits like reduced stress and anxiety, plus improved flexibility and concentration, Tai-chi has become the ultimate form of exercise for relaxing and strengthening both body and spirit. Master Huang's Complete Tai-chi is the definitive introduction to the Condensed Form of Wu-style Tai-chi, a form that has gained enormous popularity as a healing exercise because it stresses the development of internal energy for self-healing. The 36 postures of this style are beautiful in their simplicity and completely safe, regardless of one's age or physical condition. Included in this book are a detailed guide to the 36 postures (with more than 250 illustrative photographs), a historical overview of Tai-chi, and translations of classic works by Tai-chi masters. The demands of Tai-chi are small, but the rewards are great. A few minutes each day and a bit of open space are all one needs to find a new path to youthfulness and longevity, and at the same time reach the peak of physical and emotional well-being.

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Author: Paul Lam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780975054949

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Born in Vietnam, Bon Trong--meaning "born to be strong"--was only ten months old when he was left with his grandmother in China in place of his father to fulfill an ancient Chinese tradition that required a male heir to see his parent off to the next life. Little did anyone know that soon thereafter, the Communist Party under Mao Zedong would overtake China, and change life as they knew it forever. For sixteen years, Bon Trong suffered abuse and terror from the Communist rule and narrowly escaped death from starvation during Mao's disastrous Great Famine. In a small storeroom with his beloved aunt and older cousin, Bon Trong learned the meaning of love and family in the harshest of circumstances. But his destiny was not in China.

The Tai Chi in Star Formation

Author: Hua-bai Li

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1681742942

Category: Science

Page: 64

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Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art developed based on the laws of nature, emphasises how 'to conquer the unyielding with the yielding.' The recent observation of star formation shows that stars result from the interaction between gravity, turbulence and magnetic fields. This interaction again follows the natural rules that inspired Tai Chi. For example, if self-gravity is the force that dominates, the molecular cloud will collapse isotropically, which compresses magnetic field lines. The density of the yielding field lines increases until magnetic pressure reaches the critical value to support the cloud against the gravitational force in directions perpendicular to the field lines (Lorentz force). Then gravity gives way to Lorentz force, accumulating gas only along the field lines till the gas density achieves the critical value to again compress the field lines. The Tai Chi goes on in a self similar way.

Tai Chi

Mind and Body

Author: Tricia Yu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780751364491

Category: Physical fitness

Page: 160

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Tai Chi is a beautiful and health - giving ancient exercise that fosters a relaxed, energised body and a peaceful mind. bull; Expert guidance from Tricia Yu, whose teachers include Yang Style tai chi masters Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and William C.C. Chen. Tricia is director of the T'ai Chi Centre in Madison, Wisconsin, one of the oldest and most respected schools in the United States. bull; A Tai Chi basics programme of non - impact, flowing movements that build strength and endurance, enhance flexibility, improve co - ordination and help reduce stress. bull; Modifies the more difficult moves that often prove a stumbling block. bull; Essential groundwork towards learning the traditional Yang Style.

Step-By-Step Tai Chi

Author: Kam Chuen Lam,Master Lam Kam-Chuen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671892479

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Like massage and yoga, the practice of Tai Chi enhances health and fitness and helps to reduce stress. This easy-to-use manual takes readers through four levels of techniques. Detailed drawings and clear text describe the progression from gentle fundamental movements to advanced exercises.

Tai Chi for Beginners and the 24 Forms

Author: Dr. Paul Lam

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483594688

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

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Medical studies show that the ancient practice of tai chi is powerfully effective in promoting health, fitness and relaxation. It is suitable for almost everyone and can be practiced almost anywhere. What's more, it's an enjoyable exercise. In Tai Chi for Beginners and the 24 Forms, Dr. Paul Lam and Nancy Kaye demonstrate what tai chi is, what it can do for you, how to prepare for it, and how to put it into practice. With easy-to-follow instructions and photographs, they take you carefully through the background and structure of the Six Easy Steps up to the 24 Forms and beyond to show you that tai chi is not just a martial art, but a top-priority health benefit.

Tai Chi--The Perfect Exercise

Finding Health, Happiness, Balance, and Strength

Author: Arthur Rosenfeld

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738216615

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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The host of PBS’s Longevity Tai Chi and leading Western Tai Chi master Arthur Rosenfeld offers a groundbreaking guide to the myriad mental and physical benefits of this ancient martial art, including easing chronic pain and illness, dealing with stress, and resolving conflicts more easily. Are you looking to develop your mind as well as your body? look no further than tai chi.

Tai Chi

Health for Life : how and why it Works for Health, Stress Relief and Longevity

Author: Bruce Kumar Frantzis

Publisher: Frog Limited

ISBN: 9781583941447

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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"Bruce Frantzis' comprehensive guide reveals why tai chi is effective at helping millions improve their health, relieve stress and reverse the effects of aging, and helps advanced students upgrade their practice and beginners choose the appropriate stylea

Tai Chi

Ten Minutes to Health

Author: Siew Pang Chia,Ewe Hock Goh,Tommy Ewe Hock Goh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789812041395

Category: Tai chi

Page: 131

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The complete set of 44 positions in Tai Chi is presented in minute detail with over 590 photographs and 295 diagrams. Features: Step-by-step demonstrations by Master Chia Siew Pang; Over 500 photographs and 250 diagrams; Takes only 7 to 8 minutes to complete; Uses the routine of the late Master Chen Mun Ch'ng; Can be performed by anyone -- young or old, man or woman; No special equipment required.

Tai Chi

The Supreme Ultimate

Author: Lawrence Galante

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9780877284970

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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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.

Essential Concepts of Tai Chi

Author: William Ting

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503590194

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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IN Master Tings second book, he sets forth a far deeper path of discovery for the Tai Chi practitioner of every style and level. Master Ting describes and explains the Basic Foundational Principles normally shared only between the closed-door student and the Master under whom he studies. What makes this book stand out is the clarity of language and imagery used to explain concepts often misunderstood, or simply missing, due to translation difficulties and a reluctance to share this special knowledge with more than just a privileged few. He carefully presents, chapter by chapter, a blueprint of study which ultimately reveals the internal elements so often forgotten or overlooked by modern students. If you are looking for a Tai Chi book written in clear, understandable, and visual language that you will come back to again and again for advice and suggestions, this is that book. What Master Ting hopes to do is to make you the master of your own Tai Chi.

My Pocket Tai Chi

Improve Focus. Reduce Stress. Find Balance.

Author: Adams Media

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507207255

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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This essential take-anywhere guide explains the numerous mindfulness benefits of tai chi and shows how to use this ancient martial art to reduce stress and improve overall wellness. Often called “moving mediation,” tai chi is an ancient practice with numerous health benefits our modern, over-stressed society needs. Not only is tai chi a proven stress reliever, it’s also been shown to increase balance, flexibility, and strength, and improve muscle tone, sleep, mood, and overall sense of well-being. This book teaches readers the essential principles and techniques of tai chi while showing you how to use tai chi as an effective mindfulness technique to reduce stress, increase focus, and improve your state of mind. With more than 60 illustrations to help you understand and master essential tai chi moves, this handy, portable package makes My Pocket Tai Chi a perfect companion for practicing tai chi in your own backyard and beyond.

Tai Chi for Everyone

Author: John Yong Man So

Publisher: Girlebooks

ISBN: 143483882X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

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Written by Tai Chi Gold Medalist Dr. So, Tai Chi for Everyone is intended for the beginner who would like to learn a short Tai Chi workout in a minimum of time, with or without class instruction. Includes photos and descriptions, detailing step-by-step several Tai Chi and Chi Gong sequences.

Taichi

A Personal Learning Experience

Author: Arthur T. Orawski

Publisher: TIPRAC

ISBN: 9780963399526

Category: Tai chi

Page: 1818

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Demonstration of Taichi Form, Taichi Sword, Taichi Knife, Taichi Staff & miscellaneous other.

Tai Chi Chuan

State of the Art in International Research

Author: Youlian Hong

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 380558489X

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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This collection of current scientific research reflects the characteristics and beneficial effects of tai chi chuan in the fields of biomechanics and physiology, sensory motor control and fall prevention, psychology and social aspects, as well as in clinical application of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, coronary heart disease, chronic heart failure, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.