Essential Tai Ji
Essential Tai Ji
|Unit Size||235 x 178mm, 80pp|
|Properties||2011, Paperback $18.95, ISBN: 978-1-84819-053-5|
|English name||Essential Tai Ji|
Chungliang Al Huang First published over twenty years ago, this classic book distills the basics of the art of Tai Ji, lovingly presented in eloquent writing, and accompanied by splendid full colour photography and beautiful calligraphy. Master dancer, brush calligrapher, bamboo flute player and philosopher Chungliang Al Huang shares the basic movements of Tai Ji - and its relationships with nature, space and time - alongside stunning, inspirational photography by Si Chi Ko. The book promotes strength, relaxation and clarity, as Master Huang teaches how to unify mind and body, achieving a healthier and more fulfilling state of being. In doing so, he touches on everything from the origins and meanings of Tai Ji to the vocabulary, basic moves, practice, and the Tai Ji dance. This beautiful and inspiring book has an essential place in any Tai Ji library, and will be of interest to students, scholars, academics, professionals, and the general reader. Contents 1. Introduction. 2. The Origin of Tai Ji. 3. The Meaning of Tai Ji. 4. The Vocabulary of Tai Ji. 5. The Form of Tai Ji: Some Basic Moves. 6. The Tai Ji Dance: The Fire Moving Forces. 7. The Practice. 8. Summary Reviews 'First published over 20 years ago, this classic book distils the basic art of Tai Ji, which are lovingly presented in eloquent writing, and accompanied by splendid photography and beautiful calligraphy. Chungliang Al Huang shares the basic movements of Tai Ji and it's relationship with nature, space and time. The book promotes strength, relaxation and clarity.' - OM Yoga & Lifestyle 'What a lovely little book, beautifully produced with glossy pages, word of wisdom and wonderful photographs.' - Tai Chi UK Author information Chungliang Al Huang is the founder of Living Tao Foundation, an international cultural-arts network for lifelong learning, and the director of the Lan Ting Institute, a cross-cultural study and conference center at the sacred and historic Wu Yi Mountain, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the People's Republic of China, and at Gold Beach on the Oregon Coast in the USA. He has written many classic books including Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain: The Essense of Tai Ji; Essential Tai Ji; and The Chinese Book of Animal Powers, all of which are now brought back into print by Singing Dragon.
Essential Tai Ji (Perennial Edition)