Find Peace With Tai Chi : A beginner's guide to the ideas and essential principles of Tai Chi Paperback
by Robert Parry
Part of the Teach Yourself - General series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, black and white figures
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 29/01/2010
- Category: Exercise & workout books
- ISBN: 9781444101119