Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind

ISBN-10: 1590309421

ISBN-13: 9781590309421

Edition: 2012

Authors: Peter Wayne, Mark Fuerst

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Conventional medical science confirms what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to longer life, more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School now also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research also provides insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi works.Dr. Peter Wayne, a longtime Tai Chi teacher and a researcher at Harvard Medical School, developed the simplified program in this book, similar to protocols that have been scientifically demonstrated to work in a number of clinical trials, and which is suited to people of all ages and can be done in just a few minutes a day.The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chiincludes:   • The basic program, illustrated by 52 halftones of the author   • Practical tips for integrating Tai Chi into everyday activities   • A readable introduction to the traditional principles of Tai Chi as viewed through the lens of medical science   • How Tai Chi can improve work productivity, enhance creativity, and boost sports performance
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

MARK L. FUERSTnbsp; is a health and medical writer and the co-author of nine books, including the three editions of The Couple's Guide to Fertility As a free-lance journalist for more than 30 years, his articles have appeared in popular consumer magazines such as Family Circle, Woman's Day, Health, Parents, and Self. His articles on fertility have appeared in Good Housekeeping, Woman's World, Baby Talk, and the United Features newspaper syndicate. Fuerst earned a biology degree from Dickinson College and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia . He lives in Brooklyn , NY , with his wife and two children.

Introduction: East Meets West at Harvard Medical School
Tai Chi and Its Essential Elements
The Ancient Promise of, and Modern Need for, Tai Chi
The Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi
Put the Principles into Practice: A Simplified Tai Chi Program
Proof of the Promise: Tai Chi through the Lens of Modern Science
Improve Your Balance and Bones
Ease Your Aches and Pains
Strengthen Your Heart
Deepen and Enrich Your Breathing
Sharpen Your Mind
Enhance Psychological Well-Being and Sleep Quality
Integrating Tai Chi into Everyday Life
Tai Chi for Two
Cross-Train with Tai Chi
On-the-Job Tai Chi
Enhance Your Creativity with Tai Chi
Lifelong Learning with Tai Chi
Afterword: Tai Chi and Twenty-First-Century Medicine
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