Spiritual Forums

Home


Donate!


Articles


CHAT!


Shop


 
Welcome to Spiritual Forums!.

We created this community for people from all backgrounds to discuss Spiritual, Paranormal, Metaphysical, Philosophical, Supernatural, and Esoteric subjects. From Astral Projection to Zen, all topics are welcome. We hope you enjoy your visits.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to most discussions and articles. By joining our free community you will be able to post messages, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos, and gain access to our Chat Rooms, Registration is fast, simple, and free, so please, join our community today! !

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, check our FAQs before contacting support. Please read our forum rules, since they are enforced by our volunteer staff. This will help you avoid any infractions and issues.

Go Back   Spiritual Forums > Complementary Therapies & Traditional Medicine > Tai Chi & Chi Gong

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-09-2012, 03:45 PM
Sungirl
Posts: n/a
 
Tai Chi DVD?

Hi

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

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-09-2012, 04:21 PM
Racer X
Posts: n/a
 
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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-09-2012, 07:16 PM
Sungirl
Posts: n/a
 
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.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-09-2012, 05:48 AM
Rin
Posts: n/a
 
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.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-09-2012, 11:04 AM
Sungirl
Posts: n/a
 
Thanks Rin :)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-09-2012, 12:49 AM
NightSky NightSky is offline
Seeker
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 30
  NightSky's Avatar
"Tai Chi For Beginners" The instructor is Chris Pei. :)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-09-2012, 07:17 AM
peteyzen peteyzen is offline
Master
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: leicester
Posts: 1,555
  peteyzen's Avatar
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.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-09-2012, 07:34 AM
ROM ROM is offline
Ascender
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 820
 
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.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-09-2012, 11:11 AM
Sungirl
Posts: n/a
 
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.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-09-2012, 11:13 AM
peteyzen peteyzen is offline
Master
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: leicester
Posts: 1,555
  peteyzen's Avatar
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
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c) Spiritual Forums