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The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind (Harvard Health Publications) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00DC6Q34G
- Publisher : Shambhala; 1st edition (9 April 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 2973 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 353 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 257,908 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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how to do the exercises - more pages of text and a couple of pics of a lovely man in various positions.
Really? Just a lot of waffle about the author and past events and anecdotes - at least clever guts which is very similar in tone gives you some ok recipes at the end.
I would prefer to pay the same price for better instructions.
I didn’t buy the book to be persuaded I know I wanted to start to do Tai Chi.
Hopefully another DVD from a different source will provide that.
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It starts off with an excellent, but wordy, history of the subject - but honestly, it is so dry that I quickly dozed off.
I am sure that the content is excellent, but it’s going to take some time to get into it, and will be well worth reading.
But , in the meantime, if Covid-19 worries keep you awake at night- read this!
I’ve still not finished the book and I cannot give it a thorough review here. For now all I can say is that this book goes some way to validating what has been known for centuries. There is much referencing recent studies that have qualified some of the many health benefits of Tai Chi which may be of use when promoting classes to students who may have been recommended Tai Chi by their GP.
Indeed there is much material here that can be lifted wholesale and re-used in a class – I’ll certainly be using some of Wayne’s teaching ideas and classroom methods.
I would have personally liked a more thorough index; I would have liked specific health benefits to be magnified more – ie ‘Brush Knee Twist Step is good for...’ rather than ‘Tai Chi is good for...’but on the whole there is a great deal of medical understand that can be absorbed and used to reinforce a confidence inspiring class.
And that is not to say that this book is specifically aimed at the teacher. I suspect that the classes taught in this book can be studied alone at home and will work well as an aid to homework for any student already in class.
I Wholeheartedly recommend – this is a great piece of work.
Its a bit difficult to figure out what each exercise is from the description given but this was irrelevant for me. I wanted to know what the medical profession thought of Taiji and what benefits could be measured, and what so far had been recorded.
Great for me but not really the 12 week course advertised on the cover.