Region 0 plays anywhere on a dvd player. Taiji Qigong is an ancient Chinese set of exercises which develops the strength and flexibility of the body, increases your vitality, and promotes deep relaxation. The movements also prepare your body and mind for great Taiji (Tai Chi) practice by loosening your joints, warming your muscles, stimulating your Qi (energy) flow, and sharpening your concentration. Qigong is the key to developing the phenomenal martial power of Taijiquan. In this DVD, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches the purpose and methods of Taiji Qigong, and demonstrates more techniques than are shown in the book, including: * Stretching * Loosening, Rotating, Coiling, and Wrist Settling Warm Up Exercises * Wai Dan Standing Still Meditation * Stationary Taiji Qigong: Primary, Coiling, and Rocking Sets * Walking Taiji Qigong In addition, regular Qigong practice accelerates the health benefits of Taiji. You'll enjoy reduced stress, a stronger immune system, and a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination. This authoritative guide can be used with any style of Taijiquan, and it is a great way for anyone to energize the body, raise the spirit, and deepen your understanding of Qigong and Taiji. "One of America's most sought after instructors of Qigong" - The Omega Institute.
Qigong, or "energy work" is an ancient method of longevity exercises designed to maximize the generation and flow of inner energy ("chi" or "qi") in ones body. There are literally hundreds of systems, schools and methods of qigong, but Tai Chi Chuan (Supreme Ultimate Boxing) is probably the most easily recognized (if not fully understood) of these. This DVD from Dr. Yang, Jwing Ming incorporates many movements from Tai Chi Chuan, as well as various "stand-alone" qigong exercises, linking them into several exercise programs. Each program is designed with a different result in mind (relaxation, stengthening organs, martial power, etc). Broken up into short, easily understandable sections, the session flows smoothly from a brief overview, to warm-ups, stretching, then proceeds to specific energy exercises by body part and/or chi channel. The quality of instruction is superb, as each section opens with a stated goal, then leads the viewer through the sequences (with both a front and side view, shown simultaneously). "Essence of Taiji Qigong" is one of those truly rare videos that enables a dedicated person to actually learn physical movement by watching and practicing along with the instructor. This is an excellent example of what a "workout" video can (and should) be. --Google