Total Tai Chi: A Step-by-step Guide to Tai Chi at Home for Everybody

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Duncan Baird Publishers, Mar 28, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 144 pages
From its origins as an ancient martial art practiced by monks in solitude, tai chi has grown into a phenomenon, with hundreds of thousands of students throughout the world. This step-by-step guide—filled with photos and grids to help beginners position themselves accurately—will start novices on their way to optimum health and well-being. It covers tai chi’s history and philosophy, key principles, and modern interpretations, along with more than 200 simple moves, all accompanied by specially commissioned photographs that lead newcomers through the popular Short Yang Form in its entirety. There’s also important guidance on proper breathing and the mental focus required to keep chi (internal energy) moving smoothly through the body.

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