Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing, the Science of Power
Skillfully blending Eastern and Western Thought, Mater Yang illuminates the traditional teachings as well as offers scientific explanations and a contemporary understanding of Taiji practice. In this book, Yang describes the core exercises that form the foundation of Taiji practice, and explains the purpose and necessary integration of these exercises to achieve the full health and martial, physical and spiritual benefits of Taiji training. As both a traditionally trained expert of Taijiquan and a scientist studying the mechanisms and benefits of Taiji practice, Yang uniquely demystifies Taijiquan and makes it more accessible to a Wwestern audience. Carefully preserving and drawing from classical Taiji writings and the oral traditions of the Chinese martial arts community, Yang also suggests ground-breaking hypothesis to explain the mechanisms of how and why Taiji practices are so widely beneficial. This book is valuable to both beginning and advanced practitioners.
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Review: Taijiquan: The Art Of Nurturing, The Science Of PowerUser Review - Just_ann_now - Goodreads
This which was going to be my textbook for the Tai Chi class that I had to drop when we had the earthquake. It's interesting (and giving me feeling fine points for reading some nonfiction for a change ... Read full review
Review: Taijiquan: The Art Of Nurturing, The Science Of PowerUser Review - Toothy_grin - Goodreads
An amazing convergence of Chinese and Western sciences. Read full review