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Tai Chi: The Perfect Exercise: Finding Health, Happiness, Balance, and Strength

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Publisher Comments:

Time magazine has called tai chi “the perfect exercise,” while the Harvard Health Review dubbed this martial art form “medication in motion.” Like yoga before it, Tai Chi’s popularity has increased dramatically in recent years, with classes popping up everywhere. But it is still often stereotyped as slow and only for elderly people. Now, this indispensible guide offers an accessible, user-friendly approach to this dynamic, rich, ancient tradition, grounding the beginner in tradition and basic technique while offering the more experienced practitioner insights, history, and inspiration. Tai Chi—The Perfect Exercise shares the myriad mental and physical benefits of the practice, including easing chronic pain and illness, dealing with stress, and resolving conflicts more easily. Tai Chi is the answer for anyone—regardless of level of fitness or strength—looking for an exercise program that develops the mind as well as the body.

Review:

"Trained by heirs to the lineage that developed tai chi and a certified master, Rosenfeld offers an overview of the ideological basis and purpose of the mind-body art. He establishes how this practice concretizes Tao philosophy while integrating central aspects of Chinese martial arts and the balance-based healing of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Rosenfeld also intersperses conjecture on the power of tai chi to counteract stresses he attributes to consumerism, greed, and fast-paced living. From repositioning one's center of gravity to enhancing one's connection to the earth via 'rooting', these straightforward exercises emphasize basic tenants of tai chi and their practical results. The succinct how-to passages dedicated to specific exercises weave in questions designed to help the practitioner focus on intricate adaptations of both the physical and mental state, while those already acquainted with tai chi will appreciate explorations into the art's storied past. Outlining how the practice engenders creative solutions to daily problems — which involve neither force nor yielding — Rosenfeld builds a case for tai chi's applications beyond physical well-being. Deftly moving between the ideas behind the craft and its observable benefits — such as fine-tuned sensuality — the book serves as robust introduction for those curious about the practice. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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From the host of PBS’s Longevity Tai Chi: a guide to the art, practice, and health benefits of Tai Chi

Synopsis:

The host of PBSs Longevity Tai Chi and leading Western Tai Chi master Arthur Rosenfeld offers a groundbreaking guide to the myriad mental and physical benefits of this ancient martial art, including easing chronic pain and illness, dealing with stress, and resolving conflicts more easily. Are you looking to develop your mind as well as your body? look no further than tai chi.

About the Author

Arthur Rosenfeld is an authority on the cultural, social, and spiritual dimensions of Eastern thinking for the Western world. As a novelist, speaker, documentary filmmaker and tai chi master—and Yale graduate—he combines the scientific background and communication skills gained through advanced studies at Cornell and the University of California with real–world savvy gleaned from creative, high-level corporate positions. His national PBS program Longevity Tai Chi With Arthur Rosenfeld began a three-year run in 2011 and has penetrated more than half the PBS stations nationwide, airing repeatedly as a pledge program. Rosenfeld contributes to such magazines as Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Parade and has been cited in Newsweek, Ebony and other national magazines.

www.arthurrosenfeld.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738216607
Author:
Rosenfeld, Arthur
Publisher:
Da Capo Lifelong Books
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Fitness
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.13 x 7 in

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Product details 272 pages Da Capo Lifelong Books - English 9780738216607 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Trained by heirs to the lineage that developed tai chi and a certified master, Rosenfeld offers an overview of the ideological basis and purpose of the mind-body art. He establishes how this practice concretizes Tao philosophy while integrating central aspects of Chinese martial arts and the balance-based healing of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Rosenfeld also intersperses conjecture on the power of tai chi to counteract stresses he attributes to consumerism, greed, and fast-paced living. From repositioning one's center of gravity to enhancing one's connection to the earth via 'rooting', these straightforward exercises emphasize basic tenants of tai chi and their practical results. The succinct how-to passages dedicated to specific exercises weave in questions designed to help the practitioner focus on intricate adaptations of both the physical and mental state, while those already acquainted with tai chi will appreciate explorations into the art's storied past. Outlining how the practice engenders creative solutions to daily problems — which involve neither force nor yielding — Rosenfeld builds a case for tai chi's applications beyond physical well-being. Deftly moving between the ideas behind the craft and its observable benefits — such as fine-tuned sensuality — the book serves as robust introduction for those curious about the practice. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
From the host of PBS’s Longevity Tai Chi: a guide to the art, practice, and health benefits of Tai Chi

"Synopsis" by ,
The host of PBSs Longevity Tai Chi and leading Western Tai Chi master Arthur Rosenfeld offers a groundbreaking guide to the myriad mental and physical benefits of this ancient martial art, including easing chronic pain and illness, dealing with stress, and resolving conflicts more easily. Are you looking to develop your mind as well as your body? look no further than tai chi.

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