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T'ai Chi For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5351-6
Paperback
360 pages
August 2001
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Introduction.

About This Book.

Why You Need This Book.

How to Use This Book.

Conventions Used in This Book.

How This Book Is Organized.

Part I: Stepping Up to T'ai Chi.

Part II: Preparing to T'ai One On.

Part III: Knocking on T'ai Chi's Door.

Part IV: Energizing Softly with Qigong.

Part V: Making the Most of Your Practice.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where Do I Go from Here?

Part I: Stepping Up to T'ai Chi.

Chapter 1: Matching T'ai Chi's Mind-Body Benefits to Your Needs.

Chapter 2: Evaluating T'ai Chi's Health Benefits with a Western Mind.

Chapter 3: Building the Mind-Body Foundation.

Chapter 4: Sowing Your T'ai Chi Seeds Mindfully.

Part II: Preparing to T'ai One On.

Chapter 5: Saying Hello to the Founding Families.

Chapter 6: Scaling the Peaks of T'ai Chi Practice.

Chapter 7: Internalizing the Principles.

Part III: Knocking on T'ai Chi's Door.

Chapter 8: Building the Basics.

Chapter 9: Opening the Door, Yang-Style.

Chapter 10: Keeping the Flow, Yang-Style.

Chapter 11: Closing the Door, Yang-Style.

Chapter 12: Trying Out Manny's Short Form.

Part IV: Energizing Softly with Qigong.

Chapter 13: Recognizing the T'ai Chi-Qigong Bond.

Chapter 14: Meditating and Moving the Qigong Way.

Part V: Making the Most of Your Practice.

Chapter 15: Practicing What I Preach.

Chapter 16: Living a T'ai Chi Lifestyle Every Day.

Chapter 17: Trying Mini-Forms.

Chapter 18: Taking a Moment for Qigong.

Chapter 19: Combining Qigong and T'ai Chi.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Benefits of Practicing T'ai Chi.

Chapter 21: Ten Times and Places to Add a Little T'ai Chi to Your Life.

Chapter 22: Ten (Plus One) Ways to Supplement Your T'ai Chi Practice.

Chapter 23: Ten Things to Tell Yourself about Your Practice.

Chapter 24: Ten Wise Taoist Lessons.

Chapter 25: Ten Quotes to Live By.

Appendix.

Index.

Book Registration Information.
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