Millions of people worldwide practice tâai chi, the most popular form of which was codified beginning in the 1960s by Cheng Man Châing. In this scholarly yet practical book, Professor Cheng shows precisely how the postures and moves of tâai chi work, with examples from anatomy and physics, both internally as energetic principles and externally on opponents. He clarifies the spheres, triangles, and centripetal and centrifugal forces within physical exchanges such as push-hands. Contrasting Western and Chinese techniques of healing, he also explores the relationships of organs to one another in pathology and the necessary dynamics of treatment. Professor Cheng explains how the practitioner may serve as his or her own doctor and, likewise, as the physician or trainer of an attacker. The martial arts, he says, are not a special case of unusual power, simply an aspect of adapting natural and cosmic law to circumstance. This edition of the classic text contains 13 major essays; oral secrets from Chengâs teacher Yang Chengâfu; a Q&A with commentary on martial arts classics; the authorâs application and functions of each of the 37 postures of the short form, with the original photographs of him as a young man; two prefaces; and much more.
Tai Chi Chuan Martial Power
Author: Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
DISCOVER THE POWER INSIDE TAI CHI POSTURES Hereâs your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey The study of tai chi power is a direct link to tai chi as a martial art. When you finish learning the tai chi form and begin the second level of your practice, itâs time to focus your efforts on theory and principles of tai chiâs amazing power (jing). This will lead you to deeper martial skills, proper body alignment, rooting, and energy (qi) manifestation. An effective way to enhance health, strength, and balance Tai chiâs natural power contributes to your overall health and well-being by training your body to be stronger. You will explore many tai chi postures, revealing the essence of stability, motion, and power. With these skills you can remain confident that the natural strength of your tai chi movements will support your everyday activities. This book provides a solid and practical approach to learning tai chi power (jing) accurately and quickly. Includes over 300 photographs with motion arrows! â¢ 12 coiling qi exercises â¢ 3 types of sensing jing â¢ 16 types of offensive jing â¢ 19 types of defensive jing â¢ 4 types of neutral jing â¢ 11 types of kicking jing â¢ 14 hand forms for accumulating jing â¢ 8 postures for accumulating jing â¢ 15 tai chi classics with translations and commentaries Discovering tai chiâs natural power is a practical way to improve pushing-hands, strength, health, and overall well-being. These skills can help you retain lifelong energy and vitality while experiencing fewer falls and injuries.
Author: Mantak Chia
Publisher: Edizioni Mediterranee
Author: Tokitsu Kenji
In The Dao of Taijiquan, the author, the late Tai Chi Grand Master Jou, Tsung Hwa, bears witness to the ability of this ancient martial and healing art to strengthen the body, sharpen the mind, and rejuvenate the spirit. After recovering perfect health through its practice and before writing this book, he read, studied, and analyzed all of the available publications on the subject in both Chinese and English and taught it to several hundred college students. He then set out to publish what has been called "The Bible of Tai Chi Chuan" and a "must read" for those interested in understanding this stress-relieving, health-enhancing practice. In it he explains the philosophy behind the movements of Tai Chi Chuan. Now this book can be used as a college textbook for courses in Tai Chi, or as an invaluable guide for its study and practice for those at any level who desire to experience and enhance the proven physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits of this transcendent art.The Centennial Edition of his world-renowned book contains a 72-page Addendum of articles contributed by five of his former senior students with whom he shared the powerful and effective esoteric practices set forth in The Addendum over the course of his decades of teaching, Jou, Tsung Hwa is also the author of The Tao of Meditation: Way to Enlightenment, and The Tao of I Ching: Way to Divination, both from Tai Chi Foundation.
Il Taijiquan stile Chen ï¿½ il metodo originario da cui si sono sviluppati gli altri quattro stili principali di Taijiquan (Yang, Wu, Wu e Sun). Approvato dal rappresentante ufficiale della diciannovesima generazione del Taijiquan della famiglia Chen, Chen Xiaowang, L'essenza del Taijiquan rappresenta una risorsa fondamentale per chiunque voglia comprendere l'aspetto originario di quest'arte marziale cosï¿½ enigmatica.Questo libro illustra la turbolenta storia recente di Chenjiagou, il luogo d'origine del Taijiquan, e in che modo essa abbia influito sull'arte che pratichiamo ai nostri giorni. Il testo presenta una'introduzione completa alla fasi progressive che compongono il metodo di studio tradizionale del Taijiquan Chen. Gli argomenti trattati includono: La comprensione pratica del Qi; Il Taijiquan come sistema da combattimento; L'interpretazione del Canone del pugilato di Chen Wangting, il creatore del Taijiquan; L'atteggiamento mentale necessario per avere successo nella pratica ecc...Il tema fondamentale che permea tutto il libro ï¿½ la demistificazione dell'arte e l'apprezzamento di essa nel contesto culturale delle generazioni di praticanti di Chenjiagou. Nell'ultimo capitolo, composto da una serie di articoli, alcuni tra i maggiori praticanti attuali condividono le loro esperienze e il loro approfondimento personale della complessa arte del Taijiquan Chen.David Gaffney e Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim, entrambi praticanti esperti di Taijiquan Chen, sono gli autori del best seller Taijiquan stile Chen: l'origine dell'Arte del Taijiquan (tradotto in italiano da Eugenio Tufino, MIR edizioni). Dopo aver compiuto numerosi viaggi a Chenjiagou per praticare l'arte secondo la tradizione, sono stati entrambi riconosciuti Istruttori dalla Scuola di Arti Marziali di Chenjiagou. Continuano a dedicarsi alla loro ricerca, che ha lo scopo di approfondire, preservare e promuovere l'aspetto originario di quest'antica disciplina.E tradotto in italiano da Amanda Carloni.
Longtime political analyst and commentator Tod Lindberg goes beyond punditry to address how Jesus's words and teachingsâonce a radical set of ideasâhave come to define our concept of government and our vision for society.
The Tao of Meditation
Author: Tsung Hwa Jou
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
The Tao of Meditation will show you how to open your mind and spirit. Part One explains the philosophy of all forms of meditation. Part Two describes in detail the series of twelve breathing exercises, or Chi Kung, that can be used to lead and circulate the Chi energy part of the body. Part Three deals with the Lien Ching Hwa Chi or the transfer of sexual energy to psychic energy.
Widely recognized as an effective means of stress management and healing, chi kung is also an extraordinary technique for developing a general fitness of the mind and body. In The Art of Chi Kung, fourth generation Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit explores the principles and philosophy of chi kung, explaining its beneficial effects, and then guides you through a series of chi kung exercises which you can learn from and practice at home. It includes: * Chi Kung for health and longevity. * Stress management. * Vitality for sex and youthfulness. * Training of the mind for focus and creativity. This is the most comprehensive study of chi kung available, and will prove invaluable whether you are a beginner or already have some understanding of this ancient art.
This essay on humanity's experience of history and its interpretation begins with a study of the traditional or mythological view and concludes with a comparative estimate of modern historiological approaches.
The Tao of I Ching
Author: Tsung Hwa Jou
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
A new and refreshing way to understand and utilize the I Ching.
Essays in Zen Buddhism
Author: D.T. Suzuki
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Included in this volume are Suzukiâs famous study âEnlightenment and Ignorance,â a chapter on âPractical Methods of Zen Instruction,â the essays âOn Satori â The Revelation of a New Truth in Zen Buddhismâ and âHistory of Zen Buddhism from Bodhidharma to Hui-NÃng (Yeno),â and his commentary on âThe Ten Cow-herding Picturesâ which have long been used in Zen to illustrate the stages of spiritual progress.