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SECTION 1: TAI CHI AND ITS BENEFITS
The Tai Chi Solution
What Is Tai Chi?
How Tai Chi Works, What It Does, and Where It Can Go
A Meditation on Tai Chi
The Science of the 16 Neigong
Developing Physical Fitness through Energetic Fitness
Laying the Foundation: The Three Treasures
Tai Chi for Stress Reduction
The 70 Percent Rule
SECTION 2: CONSIDER YOUR GOALS
Tai Chi Sounds Great, But Am I too Old to Start?
Choosing a Teacher
Benchmarks for Beginners
Give Yourself Time to Absorb
Not All Great Practitioners are Great Teachers
Understand Your Motivation for Learning
Motivations for Change
Seven Stages of Learning
STAGE 1: GET IN THE GAME
STAGE 2: SEEING WHAT FITS
STAGE 3: COMMITTING TO A CLASS
STAGE 4: PRACTICING OUTSIDE OF CLASS
STAGE 5: COMMITTING TO MASTERY
STAGE 6: FACING CHALLENGES
STAGE 7: RE-INSPIRATION
SECTION 3: ASSESSING TEACHERS AND YOUR APPROACH
What is a Tai Chi Lineage?
My Training and Tai Chi Lineages
All “Masters” Are Not the Same
Five Levels of Credentials
LEVEL 1—BASIC MOVEMENTS AND BODY ALIGNMENTS
LEVEL 2—INTENSIVE STUDY
LEVEL 3—STUDY DIRECTLY WITH A MASTER
LEVEL 4—FORMAL DISCIPLE WITH SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
LEVEL 5—LINEAGE HOLDER
Tai Chi as an Effective Martial Art
Tai Chi Push Hands
Emotional Self-Defense
SECTION 4: CHOOSING A STYLE
The Appropriate Tai Chi Style for You
The Five Major Styles of Tai Chi
Yang Style Tai Chi
Wu Style Tai Chi
Chen Village Style
Hao Style Tai Chi
Combination Styles of Tai Chi
Choice of Frames
Choosing the Appropriate Form Length
Short Tai Chi Forms
Medium-Length Tai Chi Forms
Long Tai Chi Forms
How Long Does It Take to Do a Form?
Further Considerations: Style, Form, Frame and Length
The Best Style for Beginners
The Best Style for People over Fifty
Tai Chi is 5% External, 95% Internal
SECTION 5: HIGHER LEVELS OF PRACTICE
Subtle Energy: Qi Development and the Heart-Mind
Two Phases of Qi Development
Releasing Stagnant Qi
Tai Chi Postures and Specific Energy Flows
Supercharge Your Tai Chi with the 16 Neigong Components
ABOUT BRUCE FRANTZIS AND ENERGY ARTS
Thank You
About Bruce Frantzis
About Frantzis Energy Arts
Core Qigong Practices
Books, CDs and DVDs
Workshops, Retreats and Instructor Training Opportunities
Train with a Certified Instructor
Energy Arts Contact Information
Health & Safety Notice
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Insiders Guide to Tai Chi by Bruce Frantzis

Insiders Guide to Tai Chi by Bruce Frantzis

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