Essential Tai Ji
78 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 4/25
Colour photos throughout
Paperback
Release Date:15 May 2011
ISBN:9781848190535
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Essential Tai Ji

By Chungliang Al Huang; Photographs by Si Chi Ko
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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 if 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.

Chungliang Al Huang is the founder of the Living Tao Foundation and the director of the Lan Ting Institute, a cross-cultural study and conference centre at the sacred and historic Wu Yi mountain in China.

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
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