Tai Chi: A Practical Introduction
In Tai Chi: A Practical Introduction, internationally acclaimed practitioner Paul Crompton opens the doors of this world to beginners and deepens the experience for the more advanced student. Beginning with the history and philosophy of Tai Chi he moves on to a detailed explanation of the famous Tai Chi sequence of movements, the 48 Form Set. Illustrations, diagrams and many practical exercises will enable students of all abilities to master the basics of the ancient healing art of Tai Chi.
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What is Tai Chi Chuan?
Tai Chi and Philosophy
The Theory of Chi Kung
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45 degrees abdomen ahead of right begin bend Bodhidharma body turns Bow Sim Mark Bow stance bring the left bringing left palm bringing right palm Buddhism Ch'an Cheng Man-ch'ing Chinese Chinese martial arts clock downward facing exercise feel feet Figure flat foot close force Form gravity ground Guitar Lute head heel raised inwards Kung Lao Tzu left arm left elbow left fist left forearm left heel left hip left leg left shoulder left toes lower martial artists martial arts move movement muscles palm pushes Punch Push Hands raising left relaxed right arm right fist right heel right hip right knee right leg right palm back right shoulder right toes scapula shift weight shift your weight side step forward style Sun Lu-t'ang Sun style Tao Te Ching Taoist thigh turn left turn right turning body upward facing waist Ward Western wrist Wushu