Tai Chi Made Easy: A Step-by-step Guide to Health and Relaxation
This ancient Chinese system of exercise for body and mind is fast becoming recognized as an ideal way to deal with the pressures of modern living. Tai Chi Made Easy provides practical instruction on how to learn and perform the most popular style of tai chi - the short yang form. This graceful sequence is broken down into a structured learning program of eight lessons, each of which includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs and clear instructions for every movement featured. The fundamental principles of tai chi - how and why it works - are also explored, along with specific advice on how to get the most out of practicing tai chi.
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two The Early Moves
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acupuncture points back foot balance ball become begin bend your knee body bring your weight Cheng Man-ch'ing chest crane crane's beak Crescent Kick east elbow exercise feel feet fingers fist flow front foot Gallbladder Golden Pheasant ground hips and shoulders In-breath Finishes Jing keep kick Lao Tsu learning left arm left foot left hand left heel left palm left side left toes Lungs movements natural northwest once oriental medicine palm facing partner pivot practice punch Push Hands raise your left rear leg relaxed Repulse Monkey right arm right foot right forearm right hand right heel right knee right palm right side right toes Rotate your waist sequence shiatsu shift your weight short yang form Single Whip sit back slightly slowly southeast step back step forward Tao Te Ching Taoism tension toes pointing turn your waist waist turns weight forward wrists wrists dropping