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: 1.628
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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