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Tai Chi for Staying Young : The Gentle Way to Health and Well-being - Kam Chuen Lam

Tai Chi for Staying Young

The Gentle Way to Health and Well-being

Paperback Published: 27th August 2004
ISBN: 9780743255042
Number Of Pages: 128

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Strengthen Your Body, Improve Your Balance and Rejuvenate Your Spirit

The ancient Chinese health system of tai chi is now practiced throughout the world more regularly than any other form of exercise. It promises all the benefits of a strong body, and it is also noted for calming the mind and improving balance -- an especially important issue for older people. Now, in "Tai Chi for Staying Young, " world-renowned Master Lam Kam-Chuen provides a gentle, step-by-step program suitable for people of all ages and at all stages of fitness.

Centuries of practice have perfected this method of soothing the mind and alleviating stress. These exercises can be performed anytime, anywhere, and they require no special clothing, shoes or equipment. You can do them alone or with others, at home or even outside. Tai chi is not competitive, and you can work at your own pace as the slow, steady movements smooth the breathing and increase the intake of oxygen into the lungs. This carefully designed program greatly enhances circulation -- without leaving you gasping for breath.

In "Tai Chi for Staying Young, " you can expect:

  • Gentle exercises that fit easily into your day
  • Slow movements, accompanied by natural breathing, that relax the whole body and promote physical as well as mental health
  • A combination of stillness and movement designed to release muscle tension, enhance circulation and bring greater elasticity and strength to all major joints
  • A program that is safe and beneficial for those with blood pressure and cardiac problems
  • Improved balance that reduces the risk of falls

  • The Foundationsp. 24
    Warming upp. 26
    Opening and expandingp. 28
    Standing and knucklingp. 30
    Swinging the forearmsp. 32
    Shaking the bodyp. 34
    Swimming on landp. 36
    Standing in Wu Chip. 38
    Standing and openingp. 40
    Relaxingp. 42
    Gathering your energyp. 44
    The Golden Ballp. 46
    Shaking the ballp. 48
    Up and downp. 50
    Forward and backp. 52
    Left and rightp. 54
    Turning the ballp. 56
    Sending awayp. 58
    Taking inp. 60
    Pushing out, pulling backp. 62
    Holding the bellyp. 64
    Inner workp. 66
    The Eight Fine Treasuresp. 68
    Extending outwardp. 70
    Expanding to each sidep. 72
    One hand up, one hand downp. 74
    Turningp. 76
    Bending to the sidep. 78
    Circling forwardp. 80
    Fists forwardp. 82
    Shaking the bodyp. 84
    Holding the ballp. 86
    Inner workp. 88
    Moving Harmonyp. 90
    Forward pushingp. 92
    Single hand pushingp. 94
    Sweeping acrossp. 96
    Waving hands like cloudsp. 98
    Golden cockerel stands on one legp. 100
    Wild horse parts its manep. 102
    Deflecting fistp. 104
    Single whipp. 106
    Golden ball to the sidep. 108
    Inner workp. 110
    Cooling Downp. 112
    Front and backp. 114
    Hip circlesp. 116
    Circle downp. 118
    Your daily routinep. 120
    About the Authorp. 124
    Acknowledgementsp. 127
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    ISBN: 9780743255042
    ISBN-10: 0743255046
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 128
    Published: 27th August 2004
    Publisher: Touchstone Books
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 1.3
    Weight (kg): 0.35