The Healing Art of Tai Chi: Becoming One With Nature

The Healing Art of Tai Chi: Becoming One With Nature

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Overview

Is tai chi a stretching exercise, deep-breathing program, martial art, dance or prayer? Yes, it's all those and more.Tai chi, like many ancient Eastern practices, does not fit strict Western categories. Tai chi, together with the extraordinary self-healing method developed by Dr Lee, offers relief for stress, breathing disorders, muscular ailments, chronic headaches, and a variety of modern office- and sports-related complaints, as well as for deep emotional distress.Few today are as well positioned to explain the healing powers of tai chi as Dr. Martin Lee, a renowned engineering physicist and tai chi master. He and his wife, Emily, also a tai chi master, are the only Americans to have studied with Yu Pen-Shih, one of China's foremost ch'i kung masters. Dr. Lee has developed a groundbreaking practical program that combines Eastern and Western approaches to wellness, which he calls 'physical philosophy.' Its goal is to help people become 'one with nature,' a Buddhist term for the natural restoration of true health.The rewards of one-with-nature tai chi are inner happiness, self-control, self-realization, and self-healing. Each one of these benefits receives individual attention, complete with the 64 tai chi forms, thoroughly illustrated with photographs and diagrams. The central focus is on the flow of energy — the chi, or 'inner breath' — that tai chi evokes through Lee's four basic instructions: Relax. Breathe. Feel the earth. Do nothing extra. Here is a valuable health, exercise, and meditation program that combines ancient spiritual insights with advanced scientific knowledge and important original discoveries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789813273085
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 11

East Meets West: How I Came to Tai Chi 13

1 One-with-Nature Theory 17

Nature and the Self 17

The Tao of Becoming One with Nature 18

2 Becoming One with Nature 21

The Four One-with-Nature Elements 23

3 One-with-Nature Tone Ch'i and Inner Happiness 26

Inner Happiness 26

One-with-Nature Tone Ch'i 26

How Tone Ch'i Works 28

4 One-with-Nature Tai Chi and Self-Control 31

Self-Control 31

Learning One-with-Nature Tai Chi 32

The Thought-Ch'i Connection 32

5 One-with-Nature Meditation and Self-Realization 36

One-with-Nature Meditation 36

Self-Realization 38

6 One-with-Nature Touch and Self-Healing 39

Self-Healing 39

Self and Nature 43

7 Personal Wellness and Cell Wellness 45

Cell-Wellness Theory 45

8 The Tao, Science, Philosophy, and Spirituality 49

9 Beginner's Guide to Tai Chi Practice 53

The 64 Forms of One-with-Nature Tai Chi 55

End Positions of the 64 Forms with Body Orientation 56

One-with-Nature Tai Chi, the 64 Forms 61

Grand Tai Chi 139

Index 141

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