Simply Tai Chi

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Penton Overseas, Inc, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 64 pages
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.
 

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Very interesting, very basic, very... for beginners only. It seemed like a good idea, but the moves really do require time to master. Personally, I prefer yoga when it comes to the Patience Arts. Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
THE BENEFITS
PRACTICAL MATTERS
TAI CHI BASICS
WARMUP
THE FORM
CONCLUSION
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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Bryant learned Tai Chi in England in the 1980s. In London Graham studied with Professor Li, head of Physical Education at the University of Beijing, who taught very traditional and precise Tai Chi and has taught if for many years. In 1998 Graham travelled to the Chen Village in the Henan Province of China to visit the birthplace of this ancient form of exercies. Graham is currently studying the martial aspects of Tai Chi.

James studied Tai Chi in Melbourne in the 1980s. Since then she has furthered her Tai Chi, learning both Yang and Chen Style forms. Lorraine has taught Tai Chi and especially enjoys seeing the freedom of movement older people achieve. Lorraine is a certified Classical Homeopath.

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