Synopses & Reviews
Tone your body, relax your mind.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Whatever your level of fitness, andlt;iandgt;Step-by-Step Tai Chiandlt;/iandgt; offers a simple but effective program of exercise and stress reduction, based on the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi. In addition to learning the fundamentals of Tai Chi through his carefully designed four-level program, Master Lam Kam Chuen will introduce you to Small Circle Form Tai Chi, an original method he has developedand#8212;based on classical Tai Chi stylesand#8212;requiring a minimum of time and space.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Step-by-Step Tai Chiandlt;/iandgt; features:andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;* Detailed and easy-to-follow instruction for the basic movements of Tai Chi, plus Small Circle Form, complete with color illustrations that will guide you through every movementandlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;* Specially selected exercises to help you build up strength, flexibility, and stamina in the muscles and joints of your upper and lower bodyandlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;* Simple routines that you can perform in half an hour or less, with no previous experience, special clothing, or equipment requiredandlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;* An ideal foundation if you wish to study advanced forms of Tai Chiandlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Whether you are looking for a way to reduce stress or a new way to exercise, andlt;iandgt;Step-by-Step Tai Chiandlt;/iandgt; will keep you fitand#8212;inside and out.
Like massage and yoga, the practice of Tai Chi enhances health and fitness and helps to reduce stress. This easy-to-use manual takes readers through four levels of techniques. Detailed drawings and clear text describe the progression from gentle fundamental movements to advanced exercises.
About the Author
Master Lam Kam Chuen is a recognized master of the arts of Tai Chi and Chi Kung, and a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. He was born in Hong Kong shortly after World War II and at a very early age began training in Chinese martial arts.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Studying under masters such as Lung Tse Chung and Yim Sheung Mo (both of whom were disciples of Ku Yue Chang, known throughout China as andldquo;The King of Iron Palmandrdquo;), he was trained in Choy Lee Fut, Northern Shaolin Kung Fu and Iron Palm, as well as Tai Chi.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;He then studied Chinese medicine, becoming a qualified bonesetter and herbalist, and opened a school and clinic in Hong Kong. He also undertook the study of Chi Kung, a system for the cultivation of internal energy in the body. Using his medical skills and his knowledge of Chi Kung he began to develop a new form of Tai Chi, now known as Lam Style Tai Chi.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Master Lam came to the West in 1976 when he became the first Tai Chi instructor appointed to teach in the Inner London Education Authority. In 1987 he gave the first European demonstration of the art of Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung, which he studied in Beijing under Professor Yu Yong Nian, the worldand#39;s leading authority. He now teaches and practices medicine at The Lam Clinic in Londonand#39;s Chinatown.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Following the widely acclaimed BBC series, andlt;iandgt;The Way of the Warriorandlt;/iandgt;, Master Lam was invited to act as consultant to the sequel publication, andlt;iandgt;The Way of Harmony.andlt;/iandgt; This was followed by his ground-breaking work published by Gaia Books, andlt;iandgt;The Way of Energy,andlt;/iandgt; introducing the Zhan Zhuang system of andldquo;Standing Like a Treeandrdquo;.
Table of Contents
andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;CONTENTSandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;AUTHOR'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;ABOUT THE AUTHORandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A LIFETIME'S STUDYandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;