Tai Chi : Exercise for Lifelong Health and Well Being|
90 minutes ©1999
Also available in DVD format. Recommended by Harvard Women's Health Watch. Editors Choice and four star **** rating from Video Librarian. See reviews below.
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Tricia Yu reviews the Yang Style Short Form (Cheng Man-Ch'ing lineage), its
principles and philosophy. Using her insights from 28 years experience in
teaching Tai Chi, she presents the Form in a clear and easy-to-learn format
amidst beautiful settings. This video is especially useful as a daily practice
resource for people with experience in Yang Style Tai Chi.
It is an ideal tool or review and enhancement of daily practice. The video provides 90 minutes of
instruction and includes:
- Program introduction: history, philosophy, health benefits and practical applications of Tai Chi (8 min).
- Demonstration of the Form: front view(11 min) Teaching in five sections (60 min)
- Each section includes: Basic principles Step-by-step form review Perspectives for integrating Tai Chi process into daily life Guided practice of each section Guided Practice: back view (11 min)
The teaching section is filmed with a mirrored backdrop that allows the viewer to see the movements simultaneously from three angles - front, back and sides. The Demonstration and Guided Practice are done in tranquil, beautiful outdoor settings. Peaceful music that was composed and performed by Tricia Yu provides a relaxing element throughout the program.
Praise for Tai Chi: Exercise for Lifelong Health and Well-Being
"A valuable in-home resource for students of tai chi who want to move beyond the basics. --A beautifully filmed program featuring detailed instruction from a skilled teacher, this is highly recommended."
Editors Choice Video Librarian
"This video supports practice of essential Tai Chi principles. It covers many aspects in the study of Tai Chi that flow together gracefully-- a beautiful video."
Maggie Newman, Master Tai Chi Instructor
"Tricia Yu's Tai Chi video is instructive, artistic and beautiful. It offers helpful directions and attention to principles. This video encompasses yin and yang: the yin of stunning locations and poetic allusions and the yang of informative guidance in body mechanics."
Judyth Weaver, Ph.D. Senior Tai Chi Instructor