The Essential Movements of T'ai Chi

The Essential Movements of T'ai Chi

Book - 1989
Rate this:
Clear, step-by-step, carefully illustrated instructions present the basic body movement skills that are at the root of all qi gong and t'ai chi forms. Weight distribution, concentration, and visualization are extensively considered, providing an extraordinary level of detail. The forms depicted include Holding the Ball, Bending from the Waist, Riding a T'ai Chi Horse, the Springy Step, Carry Tiger Back to Mountain, the Rooting Exercise, and the Ascending Dragon. The author includes evocative stories of his encounters with tai chi masters and a synopsis of the nine secret messages. Kotsias's style is deft and concise, his message sincere and gut-level. As a preparation for study with a teacher, a guide to practice, or simply as a system of exercise to practice by oneself, this text admirably serves the student's needs.
Publisher: Brookline, Mass. : Paradigm Publications, c1989.
ISBN: 9780912111049
Branch Call Number: 796.8155 Kotsias 1989
Characteristics: vi, 169 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at JoCoLibrary.

Try searching for The Essential Movements of T'ai Chi to see if JoCoLibrary owns related versions of the work.

To Top