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Best Tai Chi Books You Should Enjoy

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Tai Chi books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Tai Chi for Beginners and the 24 Forms (2006)

 Best Tai Chi Books You Should EnjoyBeautifully illustrated with 330 professional photos to enhance the easy to follow Tai Chi instruction from world renowned Tai Chi Master and Family Physican, Dr. Paul Lam.. Beginning with Six Easy Steps and progressing to Yang 24 Forms ( the world’s most popular tai chi form ), Dr Lam teaches authentic Tai Chi for health, wellness and longevity. He explains how tai chi improves health in general as well as specific conditions. Encouraging the reader to approach Tai Chi in a spirit of enjoyment and adventure, Dr. Lam helps the reader build a solid foundation for…
Author(s): Dr. Paul Lam

2. The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan: A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Practice (2002)

 Best Tai Chi Books You Should EnjoyOne of the most popular Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi Chuan is also one of the most effective stress relievers available. In China, it is also used extensively for the prevention and treatment of illnesses, and its beneficial effects on health and fitness are now widely recognized in the West. The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan is a comprehensive and fascinating guide to the practical application and potential benefits of Tai Chi Chuan. This tai chi guide is packed with step-by-step illustrations for practice at home and covers everything you would want to know about this ancient art, including its…
Author(s): Wong Kiew Kit

3. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind (Harvard Health Publications) (2013)

 Best Tai Chi Books You Should EnjoyConventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works. Dr. Peter M. Wayne, a longtime Tai Chi teacher and a…
Author(s): Peter Wayne

4. Tai Chi: A Beginner’s Guide to Internal Tai Chi (2019)

 Best Tai Chi Books You Should EnjoyTai Chi can be overwhelming beginners.There are many schools and styles out there.How do you know if you are doing the real Tai Chi?How do you know if the Tai Chi is internal and not a mass exercise?If you have many questions and doubts about Tai Chi, this may be the book for you.This book aims to clarify the requirements of Tai Chi and clear any practitioner’s doubts and questions.Regardless of the style you are practising, this book will explain it in a neutral way.Things to expect from this book:What is internal Tai ChiWhat are we training in Tai Chi?Yin Yang SymbolChiStructureTendons TrainingMobility…
Author(s): Ken Lee

5. Simplified Tai Chi Chuan: 24 Postures with Applications & Standard 48 Postures (Revised) (2014)

 Best Tai Chi Books You Should EnjoyUSA Best Book Award FINALIST – 2015Learn today's most popular tai chi forms!This book is designed for self-study and can help you learn both the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture form and the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 48 Posture form quickly and accurately.Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Posture is one of today's most popular tai chi forms. Once learned, it can be performed in only six minutes. If you are learning tai chi in school, a fitness club, a community or recreation center, or even the local park, this is the tai chi form you are likely to…
Author(s): Shou-Yu Liang, Wu Wen-Ching

6. The Yang Family Thirteen Principles: A practical guide to the biomechanics, energetics and martial fundamentals of Yang family tai chi chuan (2019)

 Best Tai Chi Books You Should EnjoyA practical guide to the famous Yang family 13 principles, emphasizing the bio-mechanical, energetic, and martial applications of each, with supporting anatomical illustrations….
Author(s): Robert D Boyd

7. Tai Chi – The True History & Principles (2016)

 Best Tai Chi Books You Should EnjoyThe original Tai Chi Classics and their true origin, the history, the philosophy, the principles and the techniques of Tai Chi – all in one book….
Author(s): Lars Bo Christensen

8. Finding the Heart: Principles for Tai Chi and Life (2018)

 Best Tai Chi Books You Should Enjoy"To find and to understand the principles means to find the heart." – Hilmar Fuchs. Uli and I have been practicing various forms of martial arts for over 25 years. We learned Karate, Kobudo and Tai Chi from our teacherHilmar Fuchs. We studied Aikido for a while with a friend. We explored Jodo with one of the leading experts in North America. We spent some time learning the Yang family style teachings in the school of a direct decedent of the Yang family and current leader of the style. We learned how defensive shooting techniques and empty hand fighting can be combined into a…
Author(s): Alfons Staerk, Ulrike Staerk

9. Tai Chi: Make Tai Chi Internal with 7 Easy Concepts (2019)

 Best Tai Chi Books You Should EnjoyTai Chi can be confusing but it need not be.Matter of fact, it is not. The reason that it is confusing is that you are not given the full information.Tai Chi masters and instructors are sometimes not straight forward people.They may want to keep some secrets or maybe that is how they are taught.Well, all these are not important anymore.This book has been specially written to explain Tai Chi in a simple and easy way for practitioners to understand.No more head scratching to decipher what the master is saying and no more guessing work.This book will explain…
Author(s): Wu Chen Yang

10. The Tai Chi Space: How to Move in Tai Chi and Qi Gong (2017)

 Best Tai Chi Books You Should EnjoyThis pictorial guide with supporting text is the first of its kind, illuminating the fundamentals of the arts of tai chi and qi gong through metaphor and visuals that are easy to understand.Beginning students will learn basic principles in a simple format, while experienced stylists will discover nuances that shed light on the secrets of deep, internal, and energetic training that powers the well-documented health and healing benefits of the arts….
Author(s): Paul Cavel, Sophie Manham

11. The Soft Answer: Verbal T’ai Chi for Sociable Self-Defense (2019)

 Best Tai Chi Books You Should EnjoyVirtually everyone has been on the receiving end of verbal aggression. It may be in the form of an outright criticism, a backhanded compliment, a manipulative remark, or a socially awkward attempt at connecting. It may come at us from out of the blue or bubble up in the middle of a conversation or argument with coworkers, family, friends or even strangers. Regardless of where it comes from, it can leave us feeling frustrated, angry, hurt or speechless. What can we do in the face of this? With decades of collective experience in education, Tai Chi, communication, business and of course, the ins and outs of interpersonal,…
Author(s): Lowell de Solórzano, Susan, Kathryn Lydon, et al.

Best Tai Chi Books You Should Enjoy

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Urban Intelligence and Applications: Second International Conference, ICUIA 2020, Taiyuan, China, August 14–16, 2020, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Xiaohui Yuan, Mohamed Elhoseny, Jianfang Shi
ID: 2855932, Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2021, Size: 31 Mb, Format: pdf

Earthquake Geology and Tectonophysics around Eastern Tibet and Taiwan

Author(s): Ching-Hua Lo, Xiwei Xu, Wen-Yen Chang, Masataka Ando
ID: 2884142, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

History of East Asia: A Captivating Guide to the History of China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan

Author(s): Captivating History
ID: 2684156, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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