Tai Chi Qigong: The Internal Foundation of Tai Chi Chuan (Paperback)

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Tai Chi Qigong: The Internal Foundation of Tai Chi Chuan (Paperback)

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Tai Chi Qigong is the essence of Tai Chi Chuan.


Gently conditioning your body and building an abundance of Qi are the requirements for long lasting health and a solid foundation for Tai chi practice.


Tai chi chuan is an internal martial art that uses soft/round movements to redirect an opponent's incoming force.


Qigong exercises are an internal method of increasing and circulating your body's energy (qi).


This book teaches tai chi qigong exercises that are extremely useful for improving your tai chi skills and overall health.


IF YOU ALREADY KNOW A TAI CHI FORM, here are some ways that you will use tai chi qigong to reach new levels of skill and ability.



  • To feel qi
  • To regulate body, breathing, and intention
  • To learn how to use intention to lead qi
  • To learn how to circulate qi
  • To learn how to expand qi
  • To learn how to use qi to energize muscles
  • Accelerates the health benefits of tai chi

IF YOU DON'T KNOW TAI CHI, but want to benefit from qigong exercises, here are some ways tai chi qigong can help you.



  • The exercises are short and easy to learn
  • They help reduces stress
  • They loosens muscles and joints
  • They stimulates qi flow
  • They can help develop a strong immune system
  • They sharpen concentration
  • They build a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination

This edition includes an easy-to-follow layout. Each technique is presented in two to four large photographs and clear instructions, followed by a discussion of how the movements aid in improving Tai Chi practice.


Motion arrows are used on the photographs to help you execute the movements correctly.


Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, PhD, is a world-renowned author, scholar, and teacher of Tai chi chuan. He has been involved in Chinese martial arts since 1961 and maintains over 55 schools in 18 countries. His writing and teaching include the subjects of kung fu, tai chi chuan, massage, meditation, chin na, and he is a leading authority on qigong. He is the author of over 35 books and 80 videos. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming resides at his California Retreat Center near Eureka, California.
Product Details ISBN: 9781594392689
ISBN-10: 1594392684
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center
Publication Date: November 1st, 2013
Pages: 240
Language: English