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Tai Chi for Health and Vitality
on 31 March 2006
I would recommend this book for beginners learning the Yang short form. I found it very comprehensive and clear. It is quite difficult to learn tai chi from a book and this book would be best used as a back-up to a class. That said, the pictures and the captions are helpful and the use of a grid on the floor is a clever guide to direction of movement. The end of the book includes a complete picture summary of the form. So many tai chi books are full of irritating and unnecessary mystique and this one isn't, it tells you something about the background to the movements and has good models in clear positions. I thought it was a good value, relatively inexpensive buy.