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Enjoy better health and self-awareness with enhanced edition of Tai Chi Illustrated

Increase muscle strength, improve flexibility, and reduce pain and stiffness. Each year, millions of people worldwide discover the incredible physical and mental benefits of tai chi. Now, with Tai Chi Illustrated-Enhanced Edition, you can, too.

Internationally renowned instructor Master Pixiang Qiu and mind–body exercise expert Weimo Zhu demonstrate the most effective forms for harnessing the healing power of chi, or energy. Follow their lead and improve balance and coordination, relieve stress, and reduce pain and muscle stiffness.

Tai Chi Illustrated-Enhanced Edition is a step-by-step guide complete with detailed instructions and full-color photo sequences for the basic movements and popular forms, such as Grasp Sparrow's Tail and Part the Wild Horse's Mane. You will connect the forms to follow the yang-style sample routines, or create your own to address your health and fitness needs. 

Whether you are completely new to tai chi or have practiced for years, Tai Chi Illustrated-Enhanced Edition will you be your guide to the path of better health and self-awareness.

This enhanced e-book with video is now available for purchase through the Apple iBookstore and Amazon's Kindle store and is compatible with iOS devices—iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch—using the iBooks or Kindle app. It is also available via Barnes & Noble for use on the NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet.


Tai Chi Illustrated is one of the first books by a ninth-duan master to be available in English. It is an unprecedented contribution to the field and a landmark achievement for Professor Qiu.”

Gene Ching
Associate Publisher, Kung Fu Tai Chi




Part I   Tai Chi Basics

Chapter 1 Art and Practice of Tai Chi

Chapter 2 Basic Posture

Chapter 3 Basic Foot Movements

Chapter 4 Basic Hand Forms and Movements

Chapter 5 Basic Stances


Part II Tai Chi Forms

Chapter 6 Forms for Cardiovascular Health

Chapter 7 Forms for Stress Relief and Low-Back Health

Chapter 8 Forms for Balance      

Chapter 9 Forms for Coordination


Part III Tai Chi Routines

Chapter 10 Six-Form Routine

Chapter 11 Twelve-Form Routine

Chapter 12 Basic Push Hands Routine