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Essentials of Tai Chi & Qigong

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Skip the gym and discover how the slow-motion moves of tai chi (taiji) and qigong utilize more muscles than many other exercises, giving you a total-body workout. Here, award-winning master tai chi instructor David-Dorian Ross takes you through the practice, history, benefits and philosophy of these immensely rewarding activities to help you find balance and improve your health. Along the way, you’ll master the world’s most popular tai chi routine — the 24-movement Yang family short form.


  • Class Preview
  • The Snake & the Crane
  • First Steps in a Journey
  • Harmony & Balance
  • The Ultimate Martial Art
  • The Five Families of Tai Chi Practice
  • Qigong & the Five Animal Frolics
  • Energy Exercise: A Branch of Chinese Medicine
  • The First Pillar of Practice: Forms
  • The Second Pillar: Push Hands for Two
  • The Third Pillar: Standing Meditation
  • Benefits to the Hearts & Immune System
  • A Healthy Weight & a Healthy Mind
  • Tai Chi Legends: Stories of the Masters
  • Reading the Tai Chi Classics
  • A Superior Workout: Use More of Your Muscles
  • Eight Pieces of Brocade & a Better Back
  • Tai Chi Weapons: When Hands Are Not Empty
  • Using the Mind: Inner Organizing Principles
  • Mental & Physical Flow
  • Creating Space for Choices
  • Flow at Work: When Business Is in Balance
  • Energy Flow in Your Surroundings
  • Taking Practice Deeper
  • The Evolution of Tai Chi

Taught by

David-Dorian Ross


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