This revised edition of our best selling beginner Tai Chi Qigong book includes a new and modern easy-to-follow layout. Every qigong movement is presented in 2–4 large photographs with clear instructions, followed by a discussion of how the movements aid in improving Tai Chi practice.
Tai chi chuan is an internal martial art that uses soft/round movements to redirect an opponent's incoming force.
Qigong exercises are an internal method of increasing and circulating your body's energy (qi).
This book teaches tai chi qigong exercises that are useful for improving your tai chi skills and overall health.
IF YOU ALREADY KNOW A TAI CHI FORM, here are a few ways that you will use tai chi qigong to reach new levels of skill and ability.
To feel qi To regulate body, breathing, and intention
To learn how to use intention to lead qi To learn how to circulate qi To learn how to expand qi To learn how to use qi to energize muscles
Accelerates the health benefits of tai chi IF YOU DON'T KNOW TAI CHI, but want to benefit from qigong exercises, here are a few ways tai chi qigong can help you.
The exercises are short and easy to learn
They help reduces stress
They loosens muscles and joints
They stimulates qi flow
They can help develop a strong immune system
They sharpen concentration
They build a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination