The Inner Structure of Tai Chi

The Inner Structure of Tai Chi

Mastering the Classic Forms of Tai Chi Chi Kung

Book - 2005
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Explores the deep, internal work necessary for the effective practice of tai chi

* Reveals the Taoist principles that gave birth to the Yang-style tai chi forms

* Shows how tai chi can circulate powerful healing energies through the body

Taoist adepts developed tai chi as both a martial art and a way to cultivate their physical body, energy body, and spirit body. Like all Taoist exercises, its main purpose is to form a connection to the basic energy that is the foundation of all life: chi. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, tai chi was considered a secret practice that was passed down only within a closely knit structure of family and loyal disciples. Despite its widespread growth in popularity as a martial art and health exercise, many of its underlying internal practices remain unknown.

The Inner Structure of Tai Chi explores the deep, internal work necessary for the effective practice of tai chi. Designed for practitioners at every level, the book contains step-by-step illustrated instructions for mastering the 13 forms of early Yang-style tai chi, also known as Tai Chi Chi Kung. The authors demonstrate the relationship of the inner structure of tai chi to the absorption, transformation, and circulation of the three forces that animate all life--the Universal force, the Cosmic force, and the Earth force--revealing the principles and practices necessary to receive the full spectrum of physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits that tai chi can bring.
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Destiny Books, c2005.
ISBN: 9781594770586
1594770581
Branch Call Number: 613.7148
Characteristics: xii, 238 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Li, Juan 1946-

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at SLPL.

Try searching for The Inner Structure of Tai Chi to see if SLPL owns related versions of the work.


Suggest for Purchase

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top