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T'ai Chi for Beginners Description
A user-friendly guide to T'ai Chi offers illustrated instruction in one of the world's most popular forms of exercise, demonstrating the first twenty movements of the Yang-style of T'ai Chi and presenting a ten-minute program designed to enhance one's health. Original.
'On the Back' of T'ai Chi for Beginners
Discover peace of mind and body through Tai Chi, practiced in China for a thousand years..
Your body flows from movement to movement. Each posture is separate from the next, yet all blend together in one tranquil rhythm. You discover your own inner peace and balance, your mind and body in perfect harmony...
We all want to achieve this kind of deep relaxation, but many people don't realize that it is possible...through the simple and effective techniques of T'ai Chi. First developed in China almost a thousand years ago, T'ai Chi Ch'uan has helped millions discover superior posture, increased concentration, and profound relaxation. A form of the martial arts, it is designed to help release the body's natural energy flow and is considered one of the world's most perfect forms of exercise.
In Tai Chi for Beginners, noted instructor Claire Hooton demonstrates the first twenty movements of T'ai Chi's popular Yang style. Each step is described in clear language and illustrated with easy-to-follow photographs showing both front and back poses. Once mastered, these basic movements can be performed in just ten minutes, while providing all of T'ai Chi's amazing benefits. A noted expert on T'ai Chi for twenty-five years, Claire Hooton has put her proven skill to work in Tai Chi for Beginners, the most easy to use Tai Chi instruction book available today.
Claire Hooton has been teaching Tai Chi for twenty-five years and was the first Tai Chi teacher to be certified by the New York State Board of Education. She has conducted classes in her private studio and at Columbia University, Princeton Adult School, and Stuyvesant Adult Center. Her home videos, Claire Hooton, Tai Chi for Health and Fitness (Beginners and Advanced), are available nationally.
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