A longtime teacher and Harvard researcher presents the latest science on the benefits of T’ai Chi as well as a practical daily program for practitioners of all ages Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of T’ai Chi now shows what T’ai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that T’ai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how T’ai Chi actually works. Dr. Peter M. Wayne, a longtime T’ai Chi teacher and a researcher at Harvard Medical School, developed and tested protocols similar to the simplified program he includes in this book, which is suited to people of all ages, and can be done in just a few minutes a day. This book includes: • The basic program, illustrated by more than 50 photographs • Practical tips for integrating T’ai Chi into everyday activities • An introduction to the traditional principles of T’ai Chi • Up-to-date summaries of the research on the health benefits of T’ai Chi • How T’ai Chi can enhance work productivity, creativity, and sports performance • And much more
Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise rooted in multiple Asian traditions, including martial arts, traditional Chinese medicine, and philosophy. It aims to strengthen, relax, and integrate the physical body and mind, enhance the natural flow of Qi, and improve health, personal development, and self-defense. #2 Tai Chi Chuan is a form of boxing or exercise that is based on the principles of yin and yang, dynamic change and transformation, and the internal and the external. It is a form of Qigong that cultivates, moves, and manages vital energy. #3 Tai Chi is a diverse set of living and evolving practices that have been informed by the insights of a long lineage of devoted practitioners. It has blended and mixed with other practices, such as Qigong, yoga, meditation, and contemporary mind-body practices. #4 Chinese culture is known for its long history of martial arts. Hand-to-hand combat and weapons practice were important in training ancient Chinese soldiers and rival clans. Martial arts also have been a prominent part of Chinese performing arts and theater.
Better Balance: Simple exercises to improve stability and prevent falls", a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School states "Tai chi moves, which involve gradual shifts of weight from one foot to another combined with rotating the trunk and extending the limbs, offer a series of challenges to improve your balance." I practice Tai Chi 30 years now since my university time in China around 1991! I created 18 Tai Chi video courses in 2020, interrupted by Covid19 lockdowns after going through all my collection and comparing with different Tai Chi styles systematically. Covid19 epidemic make more people realize how important the health. The demanding for sports video and personalized sport are increasing. I begin to write a dissertation about Tai Chi Fitness in 2021. This may became my Ph.D. dissertation. I will break the whole dissertation into small topics publish them one by one. Here is the first one for you.
Dan Docherty's The Complete Tai Chi Tutor leads you on a spiritual journey towards understanding the key principles and history of the art of Tai Chi. It investigates what is known and unknown concerning the origins and history of Tai Chi, from the ancient texts of Chinese civilization to the 21st century, and explores some key questions on the way. Docherty considers the practicalities of teaching, reviewing the fundamentals and benefits of practice, and demonstrates some highly efficacious but little-known drills, as well as fundamental practice and key Long Form techniques. In addition, he explores the martial and self-defence application of some of the fundamental techniques. Finally, Docherty offers guidance on becoming a Tai Chi instructor and explores areas of tuition, competitions and styles. This illustrated guide offers you sequential directions on key techniques, such as Single Whip, Vanguard Arms and Seven Stars, with descriptions on how to do major form techniques. Moves are clearly demonstrated through the use of step-by-step photography and text. Whether you have some Tai Chi knowledge of if you are looking to become an advanced practitioner, this guide will take your practice to the next level.
English for PHYSIOTHERAPY is written to fulfill students' needs to learn English for Specific Purposes. This book is designed to provide an opportunity for the students to develop their English skills more communicatively and meaningfully. It consists of twenty eight units. Each unit presents reading, writing, and speaking section. Reading section consists of pre-reading, reading comprehension, and vocabulary exercises related to the topic of the text. In writing section, some structure and sentence patterns are completed with guided writing exercises. Meanwhile, in speaking section students are provided with models and examples followed by practical activities which are presented in various ways. The materials have been arranged and graded in accordance with their language levels. Above all, to improve the quality of this textbook, criticisms and suggestions for better editions are highly appreciated.
The holistic nature of Eastern systems – with the emphasis on integrating the mind, body, and spirit – has become a focal point for more and more people. Tai chi offers a route to inner peace as well as developing real health benefits and scientific research has found that regular practice can reduce stress levels, improve physical balance, and help muscular flexibility. This book – suitable for the beginner or the experienced practitioner – tells you everything you need to know about establishing a tai chi practice at home.
Learn the 42 Essential Principles of Tai Chi & Qi GongThis book is designed to teach the fundamentals that drive and underpin internal arts training at all levels and stages of development, not a form. Each of the 42 principles, portrayed as images and accompanied by brief explanations, are aimed at conveying how internal arts techniques function in ways that help you embed them and feel them come alive in your flesh - regardless of the specific systems, styles or forms you train.
In teaching children Tai Chi as a self-care modality, I observed how effective they were at using their “child speak” language to help each other learn an entire Tai Chi routine in less than twenty-minutes. This observation inspired me to write this instructional Tai Chi book in a child’s voice, to help families quickly achieve the health benefits from Tai Chi practice.
The practice of tai chi is an embodiment of poetry, with its peaceful, balanced forms. Karen Glotzer, who is both a poet and a tai chi instructor, compares it to moving through gentle water, lifting off the ground like a bird in flight, or standing like a tree with the wind gently blowing through its leaves. Through poetry, Love and Tai Chi relates the philosophy of tai chi to many different aspects of human existence. It provides simple explanations about the multiple benefits of the art, one that few Westerners are familiar with, despite the fact that it is lauded by Harvard Medical School for its meditative and health aspects. Glotzer also applies the yin and yang theory of opposites upon which tai chi is based toward a variety of subjects. These verses consider romantic love, animals, nature, life, death, and friendship, all through the lens of tai chi. This collection of poetry seeks to express in verse the feelings experienced in tai chi—what it feels like to walk upon clouds, move like water, take root like a tree, or fly like a crane.
'Integrative Pain Management' takes a practical, patient-centred approach to integrative pain management, equipping clinicians to better understand the rationale for incorporation of integrative care options. It provides practical examples from leading integrative pain centers on how to optimally coordinate integrative options to optimize pain care. The goal of this volume is to introduce clinicians to a model of pain care which has the promise of improving quality of life while improving safety, satisfaction, and cost associated with care.
"This work summarizes a patient-centered, wholistic approach to medical care of the elderly. Deeply rooted in life style interventions such as nutrition, movement therapies, and mind-body and spirituality approaches integrative geriatrics allows patients to have different path to their healthcare, one that utilizes pharmaceuticals and invasive procedures only when safer integrative approaches are not available or not effective."--[Source inconnue].
Consumer health information about the ways people encounter anxiety and its various types, including general anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and panic disorder.