AcknowledgmentsPutting Tai Chi Chi Kung into PracticeForewordPrefaceIntroduction1 The Origins of Tai Chi Chi Kung2 Why Practice Tai Chi Chi Kung?3 Basic Principles of Tai Chi Chi Kung4 Warm-Up Exercises and Preparation5 Tai Chi Chi Kung Thirteen Movement Form6 Sequence for Home Practice7 Yin/Yang and Inner Smile Form8 Rooting and Grounding: Connecting with the Earth9 Transferring Chi Through the Body10 Activating the Tendons11 Tan Tien Form12 Healing Form: Connecting the Organs with the Five Directions13 Skin- and Bone-Breathing Form14 Integrated Structure Form15 Steel Wrapped in Cotton: Martial Arts Applications16 Dance of the TaoAppendix 1 Energetic Preparations for Tai Chi Chi KungAppendix 2 Tai Chi PhysiologyBibliographyAbout the AuthorsThe Universal Tao System and Training Center
Mantak Chia has taught tens of thousands of students worldwide and authored 25 books including the best-selling Multi Orgasmic Man.
" . . . the present reviewer was often surprised by the effectiveness of the writing in communicating insight into complex physical movements and difficult aspects of the tradition as well as inspiring a desire to go out and put into practice new understanding." * Reg Little, New Dawn Magazine * "I recommend this book as an integral component of any serious Taiji student and teacher." * Noah Nunberg, J.D., Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 16, No. 1 - 2007 * "I highly recommend this book for any tai chi student. It is a great introduction to the inner workings of internal energy and gives plenty of practice for more advanced students." * Pyramid Michael, tai chi instructor since 1985, Lotus Guide, Issue 23, Jan/Feb 08 *