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Find Peace With Tai Chi

A beginner's guide to the ideas and essential principles of Tai Chi

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Find Peace With Tai Chi by Robert Parry
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Is this the right book for me?This is the perfect introduction for beginners who want to learn the essential principles behind Tai Chi without overcomplicated instructions or confusing detail. You will learn the basic ideas and get into the Tai Chi way of thinking before picking up the 'form' and exercises through a series of simple illustrations designed for all abilities, leaving you with the perfect antidote to the stresses of 21st-century life.Find Peace with Tai Chi includes:Chapter 1: BackgroundWhat does 'tai chi' mean?The tai chi formOrigins of tai chiHow long does it take to learn?What are the benefits?The nature of ch'iAtmospheric ch'iChapter 2: Gently does itHow fast? How slow?Breathing made visiblePracticeGetting startedChapter 3: Tips and suggestionsDos and don'tsPostureBasic stancesGetting aboutChapter 4: The form - part oneStep-by-step instructionsChapter 5: The form - part twoStep-by-step instructionsChapter 6: In depthAdditional notes on the movementTest your knowledge Chapter 7: Tai chi and healthCirculationBreathingLymphNerves, sensations and thoughtsFood and how to deal with itBonesMusclesGlandsUrinary and reproductive systemsSexStaying healthyChapter 8: Tai chi - the learning experienceQuestions in classLetters and correspondenceChapter 9: Body, mind and spiritFinding a teacherBetween heaven and earthCh'i kungThe five elements: pathways between body and mindTaoismLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Author Biography

Robert Parry has taught tai chi extensively at adult education level. His techniques are infused with a rich understanding of acupuncture and oriental medicine, both of which he has studied formally.
Release date Australia
January 29th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
black and white figures
Imprint
Teach Yourself Books
Pages
240
Dimensions
132x197x16
ISBN-13
9781444101119
Product ID
3692310

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