T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Body and Mind in Harmony (Integration of Meaning and Method)

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SUNY Press, Aug 15, 1985 - History - 244 pages
"For the Western reader this is quite simply the best of the many books on T'ai Chi Ch'uan." -- David L. Hall, University of Texas.

The foremost work on the ancient Chinese art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan in the English language is now even better. Master practitioner and teacher Sophia Delza has thoroughly revised her original guide to include substantial new material.†T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Body and Mind in Harmony†is a comprehensive survey of the age-old martial art, a system of activating the body for the development of physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Clearly detailed descriptions of the movements, illustrated with detailed drawings and photographs, enable you to practice alone. The book features a stimulating analysis of how body and mind function harmoniously, and a concrete explanation of how form and structure develop lasting physical health, mental alertness, stable vitality, and tranquility.

"You have reaped a good harvest from your faithful practice and perseverance. Your book reveals profound comprehension (mind plus feeling). I am happy your are teaching." -- Grandmaster Ma Yueh-Liang, President, Wu Chien-Ch'uan, T'ai Chi Ch'uan Association of Shanghai, People's Republic of China
 

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Sophia Delza†is the first and greatest master of the Wu style of T'ai Chi Ch'uan in the Western world. She spent many years in China studying under the great master Ma Yueh-Liang.

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