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The Inner Structure of Tai Chi


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Putting Tai Chi Chi Kung into Practice




1 The Origins of Tai Chi Chi Kung

2 Why Practice Tai Chi Chi Kung?

3 Basic Principles of Tai Chi Chi Kung

4 Warm-Up Exercises and Preparation

5 Tai Chi Chi Kung Thirteen Movement Form

6 Sequence for Home Practice

7 Yin/Yang and Inner Smile Form

8 Rooting and Grounding: Connecting with the Earth

9 Transferring Chi Through the Body

10 Activating the Tendons

11 Tan Tien Form

12 Healing Form: Connecting the Organs with the Five Directions

13 Skin- and Bone-Breathing Form

14 Integrated Structure Form

15 Steel Wrapped in Cotton: Martial Arts Applications

16 Dance of the Tao

Appendix 1 Energetic Preparations for Tai Chi Chi Kung

Appendix 2 Tai Chi Physiology


About the Authors

The Universal Tao System and Training Center

About the Author

Mantak Chia has taught tens of thousands of students worldwide and authored 25 books including the best-selling Multi Orgasmic Man.


"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 *
" . . . 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 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 *

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