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The Tai Chi Space

How to Move in Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Aeon Books
 | 
November, 2017
ISBN:
9781904658986
In stock now: 
3
$26.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This pictorial guide with supporting text is the first of its kind, illuminating the fundamentals of the arts of tai chi and qi gong through metaphor and visuals that are easy to understand.

Beginning students will learn basic principles in a simple format, while experienced stylists will discover nuances that shed light on the secrets of deep, internal, and energetic training that powers the well-documented health and healing benefits of the arts.

The whole rib cage and external musculature of the body drops as the spine rises upwards.

The organs sink down in the torso;

The fluids sink down through the legs to the feet; qi sinks deeper into the earth, and your root becomes internal.

With 120 original illustrations, this 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.

The images Paul offers can shorten the process of transmitting information, enhance our learning and awaken our bodily intelligence. This way of teaching requires a very deep level of understanding of the material and, indeed, of human nature itself. Paul obviously has both. —from the foreword by Dr. Michael Mettner

“Paul Cavel is a gifted teacher who is able to embody the arts and break them down into easy-to-follow steps. I have seen him help others build extraordinary energetic foundations in their bodies. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to learn or deepen the internal principles that give shape to tai chi and qi gong forms.” —Bruce Frantzis, author of Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body

Publisher’s Description: 

This pictorial guide with supporting text is the first of its kind, illuminating the fundamentals of the arts of tai chi and qi gong through metaphor and visuals that are easy to understand.

Beginning students will learn basic principles in a simple format, while experienced stylists will discover nuances that shed light on the secrets of deep, internal, and energetic training that powers the well-documented health and healing benefits of the arts.

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