Have a chair by your side for support when needed as you practice this Optional Side Support Program. This DVD presents instruction in a clear, easy-to-learn format taught both indoors with mirrors and outdoors in beautiful surroundings. It includes guidelines for practice as well as practical and inspirational information for integrating tai chi into daily life. Enjoyable and energizing, it makes tai chi accessible to people of all ages and abilities. This adaptable, safe, holistic exercise program is ideal for lifelong well being.
DVD includes the following performed with optional side support:
- Basic Moves: 11-minute series of exercises that serve as building blocks for training tai chi movement skills and energetics.
- Tai Chi Fundamentals® Short Form: 4-minute flowing sequence simplified from the original Tai Chi Fundamentals® Form.
- Mind/Body Skills Training: Fosters attention and focus, a calm observant state of mind, awareness of posture and breathing, and physical relaxation.
Tricia Yu's . . . earlier landmark book, Tai Chi Fundamentals, was instrumental in catalyzing the integration of Tai Chi practice and principles into physical therapy and rehabilitation programs worldwide . . . [Tai Chi Fundamentals Adapted Program] is destined to become another widely used landmark program. - Peter Wayne, PhD, Research Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Author, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi
"I highly recommend this program for experienced Tai Chi instructors teaching students with limited mobility." - Tai Chi Grandmaster William C. C. Chen,Author, Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Ch'uan
"... A remarkable gift to the world of rehabilitation...brilliant, inspired work." - Jennifer M. Bottomley, PT, MS, PhD, President: International Organization of Physical Therapist working with Older People
Tai Chi Fundamentals Adapted Program is an outstanding resource that will allow community tai chi programs to expand reach to people who are wheelchair-bound or need help standing. The program also enables healthcare providers to utilize tai chi movements to therapeutically assist patients with disabilities. The book describes a safe, well-structured, medically sound tai chi program. The curriculum is organized in a motor skill progression and includes sufficient detail that readers will find easy to follow. The adapted program is true to the core principles of tai chi in providing benefits to both mind and body. - Jeffrey J. Sacks, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention