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    Complete Illustrated Guide to Tai Chi A Practical Approach to the Ancient Chinese Movement for Health and Well-Being

    ISBN-10: 0007122489
    ISBN-13: 9780007122486
    Edition: 2001
    Author(s): Angus Clark
    Description: In this text, the author has developed his own interpretation of the short form of Cheng Man Ching Tai Chi and presents it in a style that is easy to follow and relevant to contemporary life.
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    Copyright Year: 2001
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 192
    Size: 8.00" wide x 11.75" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 1.650
    Language: English

    In this text, the author has developed his own interpretation of the short form of Cheng Man Ching Tai Chi and presents it in a style that is easy to follow and relevant to contemporary life.

    How To Use This Bookp. 8
    Prefacep. 10
    Origins and History
    Introducing Tai Chip. 14
    The Roots of Tai Chip. 16
    Change and Harmonyp. 18
    The Birth of Tai Chip. 20
    A Healing Artp. 24
    Seven Qualitiesp. 26
    Seven Steps to Progressp. 28
    A Body-Based Practice
    Movement, Health, and Body Awarenessp. 32
    The Skeletonp. 34
    The Musclesp. 36
    Body Alignmentp. 38
    Stability and Mobilityp. 40
    Body Shape and Posturep. 42
    Inside the Bodyp. 44
    The Circulationp. 46
    Digestion and Eliminationp. 48
    Sensory Systemsp. 50
    Breathingp. 52
    The Energy Centersp. 54
    Taking Steps and Making Moves
    Preparing for Practicep. 60
    Moves and Posturesp. 62
    The Language of Tai Chi Movementsp. 64
    Eight Basic Posturesp. 66
    The Stancesp. 68
    Steppingp. 70
    Balanced Walkingp. 72
    Key Movesp. 74
    Warm-up Movementsp. 76
    The Complete Short Form
    Introducing the formp. 84
    Beginningp. 86
    Ward Off Leftp. 88
    Ward Off Rightp. 90
    Rollbackp. 91
    Pressp. 92
    Pushp. 93
    Single Whipp. 94
    Lifting Handsp. 96
    Shoulder Strokep. 97
    White Crane Spreads Wingsp. 98
    Brush Left Knee and Push (1)p. 99
    Play Guitarp. 100
    Brush Left Knee and Push (2)p. 101
    Punch (1)p. 102
    Withdraw and Pushp. 104
    Crossing Handsp. 105
    Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountainp. 106
    Rollback, Press, Push, and Single Whipp. 107
    Punch Under Elbowp. 108
    Step Back to Repulse Monkeyp. 110
    Diagonal Flyingp. 112
    Waving Hands in Cloudsp. 114
    Single Whipp. 116
    Squatting Single Whipp. 117
    Golden Rooster Stands on One Legp. 118
    Separate Right Footp. 120
    Separate Left Footp. 121
    Brush Knee and Pushp. 122
    Needles at Sea Bottomp. 122
    Iron Fanp. 123
    Turn Body, Chop, and Pushp. 124
    Bring Downp. 125
    Punch (2)p. 125
    Kick With Heelp. 126
    Brush Right Knee and Pushp. 127
    Brush Right Knee and Punch Downwardp. 128
    Ward Off Rightp. 129
    Fair Lady Weaves the Shuttlep. 130
    Ward Off Leftp. 134
    Squatting Single Whipp. 136
    Step Back to Ride Tigerp. 137
    Turn and Sweep Lotusp. 138
    Bend Bow to Shoot Tigerp. 140
    Punch (3)p. 141
    Withdraw and Pushp. 142
    Completionp. 143
    Tai Chi - the Broader Picture
    Branching Outp. 146
    Working with a partnerp. 148
    A Fighting Artp. 152
    Tai Chi Weapons Formsp. 154
    Cultivating energyp. 156
    Tai Chi for Creative Living
    Tai Chi for Lifep. 160
    Nature and the Elementsp. 162
    Freestyle Movementp. 164
    Creativity and Expressionp. 166
    Tai Chi at Workp. 168
    Tai Chi at Leisurep. 170
    Life Stories
    Achieving Self-Fulfilmentp. 174
    Growing and Changingp. 176
    Tai Chi Experiencesp. 178
    Styles, Schools, Approachesp. 184
    Glossaryp. 186
    Useful Addressesp. 188
    Further Readingp. 189
    Indexp. 190
    Acknowledgementsp. 192
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