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Tai Chi is well-known for bringing the mind, body, and spirit together to gain balance, prevent injury, and promote good health. Filmed on a tranquil location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this program features two practices that offer personal one-one-one instruction and will allow you to experience the many layers of benefits this martial art has to offer. The first practice will revitalize and energize using the principles of Qi Gong. This Qi Gong series will focus on the breath and energy flow to prepare your mind and body for Tai Chi. In the second practice you will learn Tai Chi postures step-by-step, and then use these ancient flowing movements together in a moving meditation designed to increase the body’s natural energy. This powerful Tai Chi sequence will help clear your mind, reduce stress, enhance flexibility, and promote overall wellness.Samuel Barnes, founder of Tai Chi Works studio in Beverly Hills, is a master teacher with over 20 years of Tai Chi Chuan teaching experience. Samuel’s instruction easily and gracefully infuses the principles of Tai Chi into students’ lifestyle allowing them to immediately experience the rejuvenating benefits of this peaceful art.
Element: Tai Chi for Beginners
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Instructor: Samuel Barnes (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 54 min.
Street Date: 01/26/2009
Beautifully filmed in a peaceful garden setting, it's a great way to increase flexibility, reduce stress and develop an inner serenity (“clear your mind of all extraneous thoughts …”). The first two segments teach a classic series of Qi Gong and Tai Chi postures. Each movement is carefully demonstrated, step-by-step, with an emphasis on mindfulness, breath and technique. In the third section, you'll incorporate these postures into a graceful, relaxing “Tai Chi flow.” Excellent one-on-one cuing by an experienced, gentle teacher (Samuel Barnes, founder of the Tai Chi Works in Beverly Hills). Quiet music. ©2008.