Celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day—April 28, 2012
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, comments on the importance of tai chi to relieve stress, improve flexibility, improve health, for World Tai Chi Day. He recently released his new DVD "Yang Chi Chi for Beginners." Dr. Yang is the author of 35 books, 80 DVDs, and is "one of the ten people who have made the greatest impact on marital arts in the past 100 years"--Inside Kung Fu Magazine.
Benefits of Yang Tai Chi
“After many years of practice, research, and experience, I often like saying that Tai Chi Chuan is just like classical music. It is very deep, profound, and endless in knowledge, feeling, and creativity,” said Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, author of many DVDs in tai chi and qigong. He was recently voted the "Best Author on Tai Chi Chuan" in the 2012 IMOS Journal Reader's Choice Awards.
He continued by saying that the internal arts discipline the mind and body. These arts also train sensitivity to qi (energy) and the ability to control and generate qi. “The feeling of internal arts is a very unique and rewarding. The only way to experience it is through diligent practice. It keeps evolving into something much more the deeper you get. I enjoy the depth of this feeling very much,” Dr. Yang said.
Yang Tai Chi is the most popular tai chi style in the world, and it is practiced by millions of people daily. This low-impact form will help relax the mind and body, improve strength, flexibility, defuse stress, and help promote the healing of many chronic conditions including fibromyalgia and arthritis.
YMAA Publication Center recently produced two DVDs that are a great place to start your study of tai chi and qigong.
Yang Tai Chi for Beginners—Learn Tai Chi Step-by-Step with Master Yang, ISBN 078-1-59439-230-6, $29.95, D2306. This five-hour DVD is a one-on-one class with detailed instruction of the entire long form produced in the beautiful redwood forest of Northern California.
Qigong for Healing—Learn to Safely Use the Ancient Art of Qigong to Heal Yourself and Others by Lisa B. O’Shea, ISBN 978-159439-232-0, $29.95, D2320. Feel your qi (energy). Learn to remove energetic blockages in your body and how to heal others. Qigong can be practiced by people of all ages; a daily practice can result in profound improvement in your health.
Dr. Yang and Lisa O’Shea are available for further comments and/or interviews and may be reached by contacting Barbara Langley Barbara@ymaa.com or (816) 350-3269 direct line. Also for the media, DVDs are available.