This is a unique and definitive guide to learning Tai Chi, famous for its qualities of relaxation, strength and mindfulness, and brings the art to a wide new audience in an accessible format. It's an unrivalled and invaluable resource for learning tai chi: perfect for beginners, and inspiring for experienced players. Angus Clark, one of the foremost contemporary practitioners of the art, gives clear instruction with front view and player s position for individual postures and full form sequences from the world renowned Cheng Man-Ching and Dr. Chi Chiang-Tao sequences. The production is a collaboration between Angus, musician Tom Green and film maker Annabel Allison.
Angus Clark: "Every posture in tai chi is a combination of seven basic qualities. Central to these qualities is the concept of yin and yang, the forces of change and harmony. Like yin and yang, the basic qualities of tai chi are almost all polarities: open and closed, full and empty. The exception is the seventh, central equilibrium. Consciousness of these seven qualities pervades every aspect of a posture. They are the focus of the mind, they are expressed in the movements, and they are the message communicated through the very spirit of the posture."
Angus Clark is a renowned contemporary practitioner of tai chi and qigong. He is an honorary vice president of the Tai Chi Union Of Great Britain and author of several books including the popular titles Complete Illustrated Guide to Tai Chi and Secrets of Qigong, and DVDs including Move For Your Life and Tai Chi with Angus Clark. More information about Angus and his classes, workshops and retreats on: livingmovement.com