Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style: The Complete Form Qigong

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Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a slow and relaxed moving meditation. It is also a sophisticated martial arts system. Through practicing Taijiquan, you are able to calm down the mind, locate your spiritual center, and consequently find your entire being. From the relaxed moving exercise, you can bring your physical body into an ultimate level of relaxation and natural ease, resulting in smooth Qi (inner energy) and blood circulation. This is a key to maintaining health and recovering from sickness.

This book is an in-depth guide for beginners to learn Taijiquan properly. It offers a general plan for practicing Taijiquan, and then goes into great depth to present enough content for proper learning.
You will learn:
  • What Taijiquan is
  • How to practice
  • The history of Taijiquan
  • Taijiquan postures
  • About Qi and Qigong
  • Main Fundamental stances
  • Categories of Qigong
  • Taiji qigong
  • Qigong training theory
  • Qigong and Taijiquan
  • Taijiquan thirteen postures (eight doors and five stepping)
  • The traditional Yang Style Taijiquan Long Form
This REVISED EDITION has a new easy-to-follow layout, each movement presented in a series of large photographs with clear same-page instructions for each Taiji posture. This book is sure to advance your practice and save you much time and energy.

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3 comments for “Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style: The Complete Form Qigong

  1. Dolores L. Sparrow
    June 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Tai Chi Chuan, Classical Yang Style, 2nd ed. If you are not familiar with the first edition of this book, you cannot appreciate the great improvements that have been made in this one, the second edition. Now you will find more than Figure numbers under the hundreds of action photos that are found in Chapters Three and Four. Instead, you will find complete sentences, even paragraphs, with specific guidance that will allow you to better understand how to make your classical Yang style Tai Chi Chuan more effective. When it comes to the theory and history of Tai Chi Chuan, Dr. Yang never fails his readership. In addition, Dr. Yang’s scientific background also comes into play. Perhaps you have never fully understood bioelectricity before, but if you read this book, you will; moreover, you will learn how the complete long form and qigong are closely tied to this phenomenon. Dr. Yang writes: “Every living blood cell has to have qi to keep living.” And “Each blood cell can be thought of as a small battery, which contains the `charge’ of bioelectricity,” that is, the qi. Do not forget to follow along with the DVD that accompanies this new edition. Among other topics are lectures on taiji qigong and taijiquan, and demonstrations of various sets of exercises and movements that are found in the book. This is a book you will want to have handy when you practice Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style.

  2. Shawn Kovacich "Shawn Kovacich"
    June 7, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Another Stellar Addition to the Great Works of Dr. Yang and YMAA Well it looks like Dr. Yang and YMAA have done it again with another fantastic addition to the literary library of Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming with this latest literary source dedicated to the classical Yang Style of Tai Chi Chuan. Hence the obvious title of the book.Apparently this book also has a companion DVD that goes with it, but sadly I didn’t receive that DVD, so I won’t be able to provide any kind of reference to it, but if it is anything like Dr. Yang’s previous DVD’s, and I am sure that it is, then it will be another in a long line of excellent DVD’s by Dr. Yang and YMAA.This book is divided into five main chapters, with several sub-chapters included under each main chapter. The first chapter was really quite interesting as Dr. Yang takes you through quite a bit of history concerning; China, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and it’s history both in the East and in the West. Dr. Yang also spends some time explaining the differences between Northern and Southern styles, as well as, internal and external styles, hard styles and soft styles, and the four categories of fighting skills. He then spends a considerable amount of time discussing the history and benefits of Taijiquan, which is the intended purpose of this book.Chapter two focuses on Qi, Qigong Taijiquan with categories of Qigong, various schools and training theories and the relationship between Qigong and Taijiquan.Chapter three focuses solely on the Taijiquan Thirteen Postures, of which there are the eight doors and five steppings.Chapter four introduces you to the traditional Yang style Taijiquan, which is very informative and the amount of knowledge contained in this section pertaining to this particular style is exceptional.The book then concludes with chapter five, which is primarily a glossary of Chinese names and terms translated into English.This is definitely a MUST HAVE book for all Tai Chi Chuan practitioners, especially those interested in the classical Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan.Shawn KovacichCreator of numerous books and DVD’s.

  3. Tugboat "Educated man stranded in the deep South"
    June 7, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    A new edition brings new insight Full disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review.That said, as I read through the new edition, I compared it with the older edition I bought several years ago when I was new to Tai Chi. The new book is an improvement in every measurable aspect, from the explanations and photos to the quality of the bookbinding. Other reviewers have covered the content in-depth, so I will limit my commentary to: If you already own the old edition, you will benefit from reading the new one. If you are new to Tai Chi, I highly recommend reading this book and also viewing the companion DVD (sold separately, I bought mine from an Amazon partner for a small savings) which has additional commentary and instruction:

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