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Sungirl 03-09-2012 03:45 PM

Tai Chi DVD?
 
Hi

Can anyone recommend a good dvd to help me learn tai chi?

Thanks

Racer X 03-09-2012 04:21 PM

I learned tai chi from a Chameleon .........

He moved so slow I did not notice him at first ~

I climbed a Peach Tree on Maui and tried to shake the last peaches from the top branches.......

As I wildly shook the tree a Chameleon spun on the branch just in front of my eyes ......

Ever so slowly he reached for another branch to better brace himself ......



I do know of some good DVDS which teach a combination Tai Chi, Pilates, and Yoga which are quite amazing. "Miranda Esmonde-White" teaches a program she calls "Classical Stretch" and it is most amazing.

Sungirl 03-09-2012 07:16 PM

Hi Racer

I was looking for just tai chi, not a combination. The traditional poses that you see people doing in china in groups. I don't want it for fittness, I want it for connecting to my chi and relaxing me.

Rin 04-09-2012 05:48 AM

Look at www.taichi18.com
There is a low resolution video of the practice on the website.
This will give you an idea whether you might like this particular form.

Sungirl 04-09-2012 11:04 AM

Thanks Rin :)

NightSky 05-09-2012 12:49 AM

"Tai Chi For Beginners" The instructor is Chris Pei. :)

peteyzen 05-09-2012 07:17 AM

hi Sun girl, the dvd`s do help but is it not possible to search out a tai chi teacher in your area? obviously if this isn`t possible a dvd would definitley be the way but the help you get from a teacher is so much more than you will gt from a dvd.

ROM 05-09-2012 07:34 AM

Agreed with peteyzen. DVDs can only do so much for you. The best way to learn and connect is to get taught in person. DVDs might just vaguely go over the stances and poses whereas in person you get taught all of the minute technicalities that adds to the whole.

Sungirl 05-09-2012 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peteyzen
hi Sun girl, the dvd`s do help but is it not possible to search out a tai chi teacher in your area? obviously if this isn`t possible a dvd would definitley be the way but the help you get from a teacher is so much more than you will gt from a dvd.


I am certain you are right but all the lessons I have found are during the day and I work full time. Also, my life is manic so I need to be able to fit it in where I can. I figure some tai chi is better than none at all.

I used to do yoga, which I know is different, but I loved it and I wanted to try out tai chi to see which I preferred.

peteyzen 05-09-2012 11:13 AM

might be worth contacting the teachers you have found who teach during the day and asking if they know of anyone who teaches in the evenings, (Tai chi is usually a close knit community who know each other)
in any case good luck and yes some tai chi is better than none at all.
Also, you might like to explore Chi Gung dvd`s as these are more easily followed and give all the health benefits


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