Tai Chi for Beginners

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Tai Chi for Beginners

Format:  Paperback,

96 pages

Publisher: Rosen Pub Group

Publish Date: Aug 2011

ISBN-13: 9781448848201

ISBN-10: 1448848202

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This step-by-step guide introduces tai chi using a structured week-by-week format. With bright, full-color illustrations, readers can learn visually while practicing 24-step Beijing short form along the way. A rich resource section allows novices to take it to the next level after mastering this beginners guide.


Publisher: Rosen Pub Group
Publish Date: Aug 2011
ISBN-13: 9781448848201
ISBN-10: 1448848202
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.75 x 0.25
Walmart No.: 9781448848201

Chapter outline

introductionp. 4
origins of tai chip. 6
what is tai chi?p. 8
tai chi stylesp. 10
healthp. 12
getting startedp. 14
beginning your practicep. 16
warming upp. 18
qigongp. 20
practice essentialsp. 22
fundamentalsp. 24
fundamentals: stances 1p. 26
fundamentals: stances 2p. 28
the formsp. 30
backgroundp. 32
form structure theoryp. 34
working through the formsp. 36
forms 1-6p. 38
preparation step, regulate the breath, hold the ball (transitional link), & part the wild horse's mane (both sides)p. 38
white crane spreads wingsp. 42
brush knee and twist step (both sides)p. 44
strum the lutep. 46
repulse the monkeyp. 48
forms 7-12p. 50
grasp the peacock's tail (left side)p. 50
grasp the peacock's tail (left side & right side)p. 52
single whipp. 54
hands like cloudsp. 56
single whipp. 58
high pat on horsep. 60
forms 13-18p. 62
separate & heel kick (right side)p. 62
box tiger's ears (transitional turn)p. 64
separate & heel kick (left side)p. 66
snake creeps down & golden rooster stands on one leg (left side)p. 68
snake creeps down & golden rooster stands on one leg (right side)p. 70
fair lady works the shuttles (both sides)p. 72
forms 19-24p. 74
needle at sea bottom & fan through backp. 74
deflect, parry, and punchp. 76
apparent close up & cross handsp. 78
closing formp. 80
tai chi movement guidep. 82
the learning programp. 84
about learningp. 86
learning aidsp. 91
glossaryp. 92
for more informationp. 93
for further readingp. 94
indexp. 95

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