The Big Book of Tai Chi: Build Health Fast in Slow Motion

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9780007130900: The Big Book of Tai Chi: Build Health Fast in Slow Motion

Frantzis spent over 40 years studying internal martial arts and is the first Westerner to be recognized as a Master of Tai Chi in China. Now he shares his unique knowledge of this powerful energy art and how it works on the health of the body and mind. Step-by-step pictures illustrate the different postures and exercises in the four major styles.

Tai Chi was originally developed as an effective martial art, but now people all over the world are turning to this Chinese energy system to help them cope with stress, boost immunity, lower blood pressure and enjoy long-lasting health.

The Big Book of Tai Chi provides inspiration and practical information about using Tai Chi for health in a way that is fully accessible to Western readers, yet true to its Eastern origins. The book illustrates and clearly describes Tai Chi moves from the four major styles, explaining the particular benefits of these movements and in what way they encourage the flow of chi energy around the body.

The book shows you how to use Tai Chi to:
• Prevent disease, lower blood pressure and alleviate stress
• Stabilize your moods and gain greater clarity of thought
• Develop physical strength, flexibility and balance
• Improve sexual performance
• Benefit from Tai Chi's powerful age-defying qualities
• Find deep relaxation, inner calm, and unity of body and mind.

Tai Chi is low impact so can be practised by the young, strong and fit as well as older, infirm or overweight readers.

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"The Big Book of Tai Chi is not only an encyclopedia but is the foundation for inspiration to begin the study and practice of this fabulous approach to life."
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. President, Holos University Graduate Semina

'Tai Chi, as taught by BKF, is a powerful, yet gentle, healing practice that can help alleviate chronic diseases, especially when the therapeutic tools offered by Western medicine do not fulfill all the needs of the patients.’
Marie-Helene Jouvin, MD, Research Associate, Harvard Medical School.

About the Author:

Bruce Frantzis spent over forty years studying meditation, internal martial arts and Qi Gung in China, India and Japan. He was fully trained in Tai Chi in China by one of the greatest Taoist masters of this century, Liu Hung Chieh. His school, Energy Arts, in Marin County, USA, is highly regarded and each year he gives seminars and workshops throughout the USA and Europe. Frantzis is also the author of numerous commended books.

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