This DVD presents 87 minutes of instruction in a clear, easy-to-learn format and it includes:
Introduction: history, philosophy and health benefits (8 min)
Demonstration: Fundamentals Form (4.5 min)
Teaching in three sections (54 min) which include Mind/Body Principles Movement Patterns; Form instruction Perspectives for integrating Tai Chi into daily life and Guided practice of each section
Guided Practice: Fundamentals Form (9 min)
Guided Practice: of all the Movement Patterns (11 min)
The teaching sections are 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 Practices are done in tranquil, beautiful outdoor settings. Peaceful music that was composed and performed by Tricia Yu provides a relaxing element to the entire video.
If you are a beginner seeking a systematic, simplified approach to learning Tai Chi basics, this video is designed for you. Everyone from professional athletes to people with painful or limiting health conditions can benefit by learning Tai Chi Fundamentals.
Read some of the reviews of this book
"This well organized program offers a thorough introduction to an increasingly popular ancient practice."
"Tricia Yu's form is the simplest and easiest to learn. It is a unique exercise suitable for all ages..."
William C.C. Chen, Grand Master, Tai Chi Chuan
"...an important study of the basic movements of taiji and teaching methods that will enhance an advanced student's or teacher's appreciation of the form"
Noah Nunberg, review in Journal of Asian Martial Arts
"...can be used by physical therapists and other health care professionals as a tool in their work with clients. At the same time, teachers of traditional yang-style taiji interested in offering an introduction--may find this--an interesting option. Tricia Yu, a student of both Ben Lo and William C.C. Chen. is clearly a classicist in her own thirty-some years of practice and teaching the Cheng Man-ch'ing style.If one studies Tricia Yu's 'fundamentals' form,---the feeling of classical taiji will be experienced."
Don Arenz, review in Taijiquan Journal
"Provides a simple, systematic approach which maintains the integrity of the traditional Yang style form."
American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Journal
"...as relaxing to watch as one of the orchestral nature videos screened locally on Classic Arts Showcase." David Medaris, reviewer, Isthmus Newspaper
"This is a work that gets to the root of tai chi. It will be of value to anyone who practices or is ready to fall in love with this wonderful art."
Kenneth S. Cohen, MA, qigong master and author of The Way of Qigong
"The visual quality is superb....This program is of value for people who wish to learn about tai chi and want to engage in one rendition of the practice."
Stephen Wolfe, PhD, PT, FAPTA, review in Physical Therapy Journal
"I have 28 videotapes on tai chi on my shelf...[Yu has] created the best video on tai chi that I have ever viewed....Brilliant and inspired work."
Jennifer Bottomley, PhD, MS, PT, review in The Gerentologist
"This program is suitable to an older population, including those with chronic health conditions....[It] evokes the peaceful spirit an focused concentration of tai chi practice."
Jane Mahoney, MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison Medical School