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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Tai Chi
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Tai Chi Author:Angus Clark A Practical Approach to the Ancient Chinese Movement for Health and Well Being. — Tai Chi is the ancient Chinese art of gentle movement. Practiced regularly, it promotes relaxation, flexibility, and balance while enhancing the body's self-healing mechanisms. Requiring no special clothing or equipment, Tai Chi is a gentle, accessible approach ... more »to whole-body health.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, this indispensable guide to Tai Chi provides a complete introduction to this meditative art. Specially commissioned photographs guide readers step-by-step through sequences, while a special section considers Tai Chi for children, pregnant women, and the elderly. Often practiced for health and longevity, the simplicity and effectiveness of Tai Chi has meant that it has emerged as a popular and accessible way to cope with the pressures and strains of modern living worldwide. Angus Clark offers an interpretation of the short form of Cheng Man Ching tai chi. This movement practice, rooted in Chinese culture and philosophy, requires no special clothing or equipment and is gentle and relaxing. This is a step-by-step guide to the sequences.
Containing a complete introduction to the principles and practices of Tai Chi, and accompanied by clear and instructive photography throughout, Angus Clark gives beginners and amateurs all of the support they need as they start to practice. Including sections on the basic principles of movement and the body, how Tai Chi can help to heal, life energies, meridians and the seven major chakras, as well as step-by-step guides to the complete movement sequence, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Tai Chi will help to improve mind, movement and focus for anyone seeking a more meditative approach to life.« less