Tai Chi: Health for Life, Frantzis, Bruce, Very Good Book

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Tai Chi: Health for Life, Frantzis, Bruce, Very Good Book

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According to Time Magazine, tai chi is “the perfect exercise.” Tai chi’s incredible powers are reflected in its popularity. Over 200 million practitioners worldwide–young, old, athletic, sedentary, chronically ill, overweight–are using tai chi’s slow, graceful movements as a potent preventative health care practice to regain control of their health, boost high performance, manage stress and reverse the effects of aging. Tai Chi Health for Life is in effect a comprehensive consumers’ guide to tai chi, by international authority and teacher of Taoist health, martial arts and spiritual practices, Bruce Frantzis. Citing clinical studies and the practical experience of practitioners, this inspiring book persuasively argues why everyone should consider taking up tai chi. Tai Chi: Health for Life is not a how-to exercise manual nor does it teach any particular style of tai chi . Instead the book tells people exactly how tai chi works, revealing why tai chi is so effective at relieving such chronic health problems as high blood pressure, asthma, chronic pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and anxiety. It explains how to choose a tai chi style and what to look for in a teacher. The book links the underlying energetic principles of tai chi to traditional Chinese medicine, such as acupuncture, and shows how its philosophy is derived from such ancient Taoist texts as the Tao Te Ching and the I Ching . In Tai Chi Health for Life you will discover: –Why doctors, nurses and alternative health care professionals are recommending the low impact movements of tai chi to their patients –Why senior practitioners call tai chi the ‘elixir of life’ –How tai chi improves workplace productivity and boosts mental stamina –Tools to combat repetitive stress injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome –How tai chi enhances sexual, athletic and intellectual performance –Why tai chi, as ‘moving meditation’ can create inner peace –The difference between tai chi, chi gung (qigong) and yoga –How tai chi teachers and advanced practitioners can upgrade their skills. Tai Chi: Health for Life peels away the mysteries surrounding the concept of chi-life-force energy–which is fundamental to both tai chi and chi gung. These chi-building practices supercharge other exercise methods, such as sports, weight-lifting and yoga. Developing chi inside the body, mind and spirit is the most important determinant for achieving health, relaxation and vitality. “Bruce Frantzis is a true master.” –Michael E. Gerber , author of The E-Myth Revisited

Product Identifiers

Publisher
North Atlantic Books
ISBN-10
1583941444
ISBN-13
9781583941447
eBay Product ID (ePID)
47537197

Product Key Features

Book Title
Tai Chi : Health for Life
Author
Bruce Frantzis
Format
Trade Paperback
Language
English
Topic
Healing / Energy (Qigong, Reiki, Polarity), Martial Arts & Self-Defense, Eastern
Publication Year
2006
Genre
Body, Mind & Spirit, Sports & Recreation, Philosophy
Number of Pages
352 Pages

Dimensions

Item Length
9.2in.
Item Height
0.7in.
Item Width
7.4in.
Item Weight
20.8 Oz

Additional Product Features

Lc Classification Number
Rm727.T34f73 2006
Reviews
From Library Journal, April 15, 2006 A well-known and popular tai chi teacher and practitioner, Frantzis (Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body) presents a thorough foundation for anyone thinking about starting tai chi or students of the practice who have not been introduced to the discipline’s philosophy and benefits. In other words, readers will not find a demonstration of the movements. The author opens by defining tai chi and placing it in the larger context of Chinese thinking and traditional Chinese medicine before moving to a discussion of the health benefits, most of which derive from the control of stress and movement as well as meditation. Frantzis closes with some nuts-and-bolts issues of what students can expect to learn from tai chi and how to choose a teacher. The appendixes contain great information on how tai chi differs from yoga and chi gung and the Five Elements. Highly recommended for public, hospital, and consumer libraries. -Howard Fuller, Stanford Health Lib., Palo Alto, CA “Tai Χ Health for Lifeis not only an encyclopedia but is the foundation for the inspiration to begin the study and practice of this fabulous approach to life.” -C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., Founding President of the American Holistic Medical Association and author ofLife beyond 100: Secrets of the fountain of YouthandHealing Remedies. “I’ve been a tai chi teacher since 1971. This book answers many questions I have had about tai chi and those my students have asked me.” -Ken Van Sickle, tai chi sword specialist and original student of Cheng Man Ching, one of the first high-level chi masters from China to teach in the West. “Bruce Frantzis is a true master.” -Michael E. Gerber, author ofThe E-Myth RevisitedandE-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World-Class Company, From Library Journal, April 15, 2006 A well-known and popular tai chi teacher and practitioner, Frantzis ( Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body ) presents a thorough foundation for anyone thinking about starting tai chi or students of the practice who have not been introduced to the discipline’s philosophy and benefits. In other words, readers will not find a demonstration of the movements. The author opens by defining tai chi and placing it in the larger context of Chinese thinking and traditional Chinese medicine before moving to a discussion of the health benefits, most of which derive from the control of stress and movement as well as meditation. Frantzis closes with some nuts-and-bolts issues of what students can expect to learn from tai chi and how to choose a teacher. The appendixes contain great information on how tai chi differs from yoga and chi gung and the Five Elements. Highly recommended for public, hospital, and consumer libraries. -Howard Fuller, Stanford Health Lib., Palo Alto, CA ” Tai Χ Health for Life is not only an encyclopedia but is the foundation for the inspiration to begin the study and practice of this fabulous approach to life.” -C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., Founding President of the American Holistic Medical Association and author of Life beyond 100: Secrets of the fountain of Youth and Healing Remedies. “I’ve been a tai chi teacher since 1971. This book answers many questions I have had about tai chi and those my students have asked me.” -Ken Van Sickle, tai chi sword specialist and original student of Cheng Man Ching, one of the first high-level chi masters from China to teach in the West. ” Bruce Frantzis is a true master.” -Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited and E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World-Class Company
Copyright Date
2006
Target Audience
Trade
Lccn
2005-032083
Dewey Decimal
613.7/148
Dewey Edition
22
Illustrated
Yes

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