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Cool down after a long day! Master-teacher Ramel Rones gently guides you through a series of powerful mind/body exercises that will help you calm down, recuperate from the stress of the day, and use the energy of the setting sun to release tension. The simplified, short Sunset Tai Chi sequence is practiced to both the left and right to help you develop symmetry and balance. Sunset Tai Chi was created as a comprehensive introduction to authentic Tai Chi for beginners. It includes suggestions for intermediate and advanced students, to help you grow and improve over time. A full mind/body workout is presented, which can be done sitting or standing, using restoring poses from yoga, and purifying movements and meditations from qigong and tai chi, followed by the tai chi stances, drills, and form. Sunset Tai Chi will help you to loosen and build your muscles, tendons and ligaments, improving your circulation of blood and Qi energy. The program also teaches you to find balance between strength and flexibility, counteract the effects of stress and fatigue, and regain conscious control over your health and vitality. This DVD compliments the bestselling Sunrise Tai Chi program, and together they present a complete mind/body regimen. Using detailed animations of the body's energy, the secrets of the ancient internal arts are taught for the first time in an easy-to-understand format.

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The exercises in this DVD focus on Qi development and, as the title states, relaxing and recharging your mind, body and spirit, through the practice of Taijiquan type moves and exercises. As the baby boomer generation ages, along with all the other generations, the demand for health enhancing routines is going to sky rocket. Although this DVD does not cover the martial applications of the Taijiquan movements, practicing the routines/workouts presented on this DVD will certainly help in negating the effects of the less than healthy lifestyle many of us find ourselves living. One unquestionable reality is that if a person has their health, then all the other goals in their life become more attainable. Without your health, all of the riches of the world have a much reduced value. For a DVD that focuses more on Taijiquan martial applications, I would refer one to Ramel Rones' and David Silver's "Tai Chi Energy Patterns". In that DVD he thoroughly analyzes the four core movements of the Yang Style of Taijiquan, Ward Off, Roll Back, Press and Push. However, there is a brief referencing of martial arts, when at the end of Sunset Taiji DVD, Ramel can be seen practicing the Sunset Taiji form in a more martial manner. Ramel allegedly created this Sunset Taiji DVD in response to student's/viewer's claims that they were too stressed at the end of the day to do the form. One of the ironies in life is that when people are stressed out, they tend to think that they suddenly don't have the time or energy to practice such beneficial practices as Taijiquan. Yet at this critical time in their lives, practicing Taijiquan is one of the best things they could do to regain balance and health in their lives. Ramel Rones is a wonderful teacher whose calmness, wisdom and obvious grasp of the material is evident when watching him on this DVD. He truly seems to live in harmony with the principles that he teaches. He appears to be someone who "walks the talk". I don't know Ramel, but I imagine he would be a very energizing person to interact with. The first section of this DVD is a long series of "cool down" exercises that work with breathing, stretching, shaking, pulsing, visualizing, energy work and many other beneficial practices. Ironically, many of the moves taught are reminiscent of the "warm up" exercises I learned when I first began my studies of Taijiquan. The Sunset Taiji form is then presented, beginning with good coverage of the basics, such as stances and how to move forwards or backwards. The form is not very long in comparison to the long list of cooling down exercises that are presented in the beginning. The postures in the form are done on the left and right sides. Many people can only do certain Taijiquan postures to one side, because in the form they learned the posture is only practiced on one side, for example the posture press, or crane spreads wings. The DVD offers a choice of 20, 40 or 60 minute workout routines for either standing or sitting. The workout routines borrow movements from the cooling down exercises as well as the Sunset Taiji form. Some of the movements in the workouts are performed in a manner that diminish the martial application and focus more on Qi development. As this is the focus of the DVD, all is well. If you are looking to learn how to fight or defend yourself using Taijiquan, look elsewhere. If you are looking for a nice series of cool down exercises and Taijiquan movements that will enhance your Qi flow, this is an excellent choice. --Amazon websites

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79 of 81 people found the following review helpful
SUNSET TAIJI WORKOUT 22 Jan. 2008
By Patrick H. Dickson - Published on Amazon.com
The exercises in this DVD focus on Qi development and, as the title states, relaxing and recharging your mind, body and spirit, through the practice of Taijiquan type moves and exercises. As the baby boomer generation ages, along with all the other generations, the demand for health enhancing routines is going to sky rocket.

Although this DVD does not cover the martial applications of the Taijiquan movements, practicing the routines/workouts presented on this DVD will certainly help in negating the effects of the less than healthy lifestyle many of us find ourselves living. One unquestionable reality is that if a person has their health, then all the other goals in their life become more attainable. Without your health, all of the riches of the world have a much reduced value.

For a DVD that focuses more on Taijiquan martial applications, I would refer one to Ramel Rones' and David Silver's "Tai Chi Energy Patterns". In that DVD he thoroughly analyzes the four core movements of the Yang Style of Taijiquan, Ward Off, Roll Back, Press and Push. However, there is a brief referencing of martial arts, when at the end of Sunset Taiji DVD, Ramel can be seen practicing the Sunset Taiji form in a more martial manner.

Ramel allegedly created this Sunset Taiji DVD in response to student's/viewer's claims that they were too stressed at the end of the day to do the form. One of the ironies in life is that when people are stressed out, they tend to think that they suddenly don't have the time or energy to practice such beneficial practices as Taijiquan. Yet at this critical time in their lives, practicing Taijiquan is one of the best things they could do to regain balance and health in their lives.

Ramel Rones is a wonderful teacher whose calmness, wisdom and obvious grasp of the material is evident when watching him on this DVD. He truly seems to live in harmony with the principles that he teaches. He appears to be someone who "walks the talk". I don't know Ramel, but I imagine he would be a very energizing person to interact with.

The first section of this DVD is a long series of "cool down" exercises that work with breathing, stretching, shaking, pulsing, visualizing, energy work and many other beneficial practices. Ironically, many of the moves taught are reminiscent of the "warm up" exercises I learned when I first began my studies of Taijiquan.

The Sunset Taiji form is then presented, beginning with good coverage of the basics, such as stances and how to move forwards or backwards. The form is not very long in comparison to the long list of cooling down exercises that are presented in the beginning. The postures in the form are done on the left and right sides. Many people can only do certain Taijiquan postures to one side, because in the form they learned the posture is only practiced on one side, for example the posture press, or crane spreads wings.

The DVD offers a choice of 20, 40 or 60 minute workout routines for either standing or sitting. The workout routines borrow movements from the cooling down exercises as well as the Sunset Taiji form.

Some of the movements in the workouts are performed in a manner that diminish the martial application and focus more on Qi development. As this is the focus of the DVD, all is well. If you are looking to learn how to fight or defend yourself using Taijiquan, look elsewhere. If you are looking for a nice series of cool down exercises and Taijiquan movements that will enhance your Qi flow, this is an excellent choice.
68 of 69 people found the following review helpful
Breathing & qi 23 Dec. 2007
By Tyr Shadowblade (TM) - Published on Amazon.com
Recently was able to view Ramel Rones' new DVD, "Sunset Tai Chi". Unlike "Sunrise Tai Chi", which focused primarilly upon stretching, warmup, and bodyweight exercises; this video mostly covers breathing, cooldown, and relaxation techniques. Rones knows his subject matter, and the quality of instruction and video production values both get high marks. These techniques can also be used by those who are ill, elderly, or too out of shape to benefit from "Sunrise Tai Chi". The breathing exercises were interesting, and there were a few that I'd never tried before. And Ramel goes into even more detail regarding qi. Very informative.
54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
Sunset Tai Chi, Happiness on a DVD? 29 Aug. 2008
By Daniel Bean - Published on Amazon.com
Ill admit, I am a newcomer to Tai Chi. After suffering from bad knees for a while, and not being a huge fan of pills, shots, and the side effects, I decided to look for another way. Luckily, I found Tai Chi! From a beginner's point of view (unfortunately I cannot give you an expert's view) Sunset Tai Chi is fantastic, being able to unwind after a long, exhausting day at work by following Ramel Rones' masterful (but easy to follow) tutelage is just what I needed. He guides you through steps, forms, breathing, etc. so you understand, and there isn't doubt on if you're doing it right, as is so often the case with instructional DVDs.

If you are interested in Tai Chi, and want a relaxing, easy to follow stepping stone into what is an admittedly confusing and sometimes intimidating thing, I cannot recommend this highly enough. Also, from personal experience, I can say Tai Chi really can help you feel better when no western methods seem to help!
36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
sunset tai chi = perfect 11 Nov. 2008
By M. Degree - Published on Amazon.com
I've used this program 5x week for 1 month now.
here are the changes i have noticed in my life.
1.my ability to let go and relax (was always a problem for me) has improved hugely.
2.i am sleeping much better, falling asleep faster.
3.confidence has increased for sure..i feel more comfortable in all situations.
4.i have more energy throughout the day.
5.my balance has noticeably improved.
HERE ARE THE NEGATIVES I'VE NOTICED AFTER USING THIS PROGRAM
1.NOTHING
BUY IT YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!!!!!
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
relax and enjoy 16 Sept. 2008
By homecooking real food - Published on Amazon.com
I have taken ballet and yoga classes, but this is my first experiance with Tai Chi. I started out with the sitting 20 minute routine. The music was soothing, and so was the narrators voice. The drills were repeated enough times that I could copy the broad outlines of each movement. The wide sleeves of the instructor made it difficult to see the wrist and elbow angles. A side view and bare arms would have made this easier. After the drills a short routine was shown. Thanks to the drills, I was able to follow without too much confusion. I was surprised to find that I was breathing more heavily and that I could feel a slight ache in my shoulders afterward. It was more of a workout than I expected. I felt calm, but not sleepy afterwards. I enjoyed it enough that I believe I wil continue to use this video, if not every day, at least as a changeup from my yoga dvd's. I am also very happy that this DVD makes use of the capabilities of DVDs by offering several workouts, not just one as if copied from a vhs tape.
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