Anatomy of Yang Family Tai Chi
Anatomy of Yang Family Tai Chi is a must have for any serious student. This important resource for both students and teachers exposes the true meaning behind the flowery, esoteric language of Tai Chi's classic Chinese texts and offers concrete examples of the principles of Tai Chi in action. Once ambiguous concepts come to life with real-world examples and photographs. In addition to breaking through language barriers that often make the secrets of Tai Chi inaccessible to western students, this book offers simple, physical methods for testing progress in both structural alignment and Qi development. For teachers there are methodology tips that will help your students to grasp and incorporate concepts which once seemed abstract into their practice. This is the Tai Chi book that westerners have been waiting for. Anatomy of Yang Family Tai Chi finally gives the West the real secrets of Tai Chi Chuan practice. Teachers and students alike will find this text both enlightening and challenging. Learn the relationship between Yi, Qi, Jing and Shen. This volume one of two explains in great detail how to create your perfect Chuan Jia (fighting frame) and how to move your conscious mind into all parts of your body. Achieving conscious movement sometimes seems unattainable but the author takes you there in a language you can understand.
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108 movement form able achieving conscious movement apply balance begin breath Cheng-Fu chest Chinese Chinese martial arts Chuan Jia Classics concepts conscious mind counter-nutate Dan Tien difﬁcult Ding Eight Gates Eight Stabilities test emit Fa Jing ﬁghting ﬁnd ﬁngers ﬁrst ﬁst ﬁve ﬂexibility ﬂoor ﬂow frame front foot front leg front thigh gluteus medius muscles Goldie Locks Harmonies San heel hinge hollow the crotch Insubstantial and Substantial Insubstantial leg Internal inwardly kicking legs and waist lifted lordosis Lotus Kick martial arts master means move muscles opponent outer rotation outer spiral physical practice practitioners pushing hands Qi development rear foot rear leg sacrum scooping the tailbone Seven Stars shin sifu sinking the shoulders Snake Creeps speciﬁcally spine straight strength strike structural alignment structural integrity Sun Tzu Tai Chi Chuan Tai Chi Classics teacher Teacher’s Notes three external harmonies toes upper torso waist and legs Yang Shao-Hou Yuen-Chou Zhong Ding