Breathing Underwater: The Inner Life of Tai Chi Chuan

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North Atlantic Books, 1993 - Sports & Recreation - 113 pages
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Apart from its physical benefits, the practice of T’ai Chi Ch’uan can foster emotional health and psychological well-being. Author Margaret Emerson, a longtime student and teacher of T’ai Chi, examines how the skills developed in the practice of T’ai Chi Ch’uan—awareness, concentration, mobility, and flexibility—can enrich our personal and professional lives. When integrated as a daily practice, T’ai Chi Ch’uan can enhance health, creativity, and encounters with friends, family, and strangers.
 

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Contents

The Dream
1
Yin and Yang
9
The Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan
12
Change15
15
Embracing the Tail of the Jumping Sparrow
20
Chi
25
Plant
27
Tan Tien
33
Disappearing
43
Mistakes
51
Tai Chi Chuan is Easy
59
Teaching
71
The Martial Art
81
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About the author (1993)

The narrative covers five years and moves back and forth between South Korea where the author teaches English and studies T'ai Chi and Portland, Oregon where she earns a master's in writing and teaches T'ai Chi.

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