T'ai-Chi for Geniuses: A Practice Companion for the Genius in Everyone

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iUniverse, Dec 30, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 284 pages
T'AI-CHI CHUAN is a Chinese martial art based on consciously aligning with the unforced balance of Yin and Yang energies that underlies all things. Whether or not you are interested in martial arts, T'ai-Chi principles of balance can be applied to any life activity to increase performance, efficiency, health and enjoyment.

T'AI-CHI FOR GENIUSES is a practice companion, not an instructional training manual. Rather than presuming that the reader is a "dummy" or "complete idiot," author Gene Burnett asserts that there is an inner "genius" within everyone. This genius is a wellspring of intuitive knowledge vastly more intelligent than our conscious minds. Burnett encourages the reader to listen to this inner genius while he breaks down the often confusing and mysterious T'ai-Chi training into four levels of work: Bone, Muscle, Energy and Spirit. Applying these levels of work to solo form training, partner work, weapons training, and daily life, Burnett shows how you can improve the quality and clarity of your practice, eventually becoming your own teacher and student.

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GENE BURNETT teaches T'ai-Chi in Ashland, Oregon and has been teaching since 1985. He was certified to teach T'ai-Chi by Andrew Dale of the Xin Qi Shen Dojo in Seattle, Washington. He combines traditional Chinese principles of health, balance, and self-defense, with a Western, psychological, bioenergetic approach in an on-going exploration of the mind/body connection. He is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and can be reached at www.geneburnett.com

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