The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi and Qigong Illustrated

The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi and Qigong Illustrated

Paperback - 2005
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Includes over 300 illustrations of the major T'ai Chi postures and QiGong positions, as well as advice on using T'ai Chi to reduce stress, lose weight, improve balance and alleviate chronic pain.
Publisher: New York : Alpha Books, 2005.
Edition: Third edition
ISBN: 9781592574209
Characteristics: xxiv, 322 pages :,illustrations ;,28 cm. +,1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 90 minutes) (sound, color 4 3/4 in.).
Alternative Title: T'ai chi and qigong illustrated


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Mar 02, 2018

Years ago, when I was bumming around Asia and the Near East, I chanced up some really, really old [ancient ??] texts in a Hong Kong book store, which I had to take to several scholars to decipher, and which related that T'ai Chi was originally warm-up exercises begun at the Shaolin Temple, when the monk/instructors there noticed that their students were too prone to injury during the winter season. Don't know the accuracy of this book or the others, but I'm inclined to lean on the side of those ancient texts.

Mar 01, 2018

I was only interested in Qi Gong, actually. This guide is 95% about Tai Chi. The DVD was totally worthless. Disappointing.

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