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16 Circling Patterns and 16 Rotating Patterns.
Taiji Ball training is common practice in both external and internal martial arts in China. It can strengthen the torso, condition the muscles, and increase physical power by using the mind to lead the Qi. In Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), Taiji Ball Qigong training was once a major training tool to enhance Pushing Hands ability. However, due to its secrecy, fewer and fewer people have learned it. Today the art of Taiji Ball training is almost unknown.
Dr. Yang offers detailed instruction as students demonstrate in the classroom, accompanied by an easy-to-follow demonstration of each pattern shown in a lush outdoor setting, with beautiful classical Chinese music.
Regular Qigong practice accelerates the health benefits of Taiji. You'll enjoy reduced stress, a stronger immune system, and a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination. This authoritative guide can be used with any style of Taijiquan, and it is a great way for anyone to energize the body, raise the spirit, and deepen your understanding of Qigong and Taiji.
In Course 1, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches fundamental Taiji Ball breathing techniques, and 16 basic patterns of stationary and moving Taiji Ball Circling, both Vertical and Horizontal.
Breathing patterns demonstrated:
Four Gates breathing
Taiji Grand Circulation breathing
Course 2 focuses on 16 basic patterns of stationary and moving Taiji Ball Rotating, both Vertical and Horizontal.
DVD features: Over 100 Chapter Markers
Narration: English, French
Multi-Language Menus and Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish
Over 1 hour of additional DVD-only content
Hidden DVD-Outtakes Segment
Interactive YMAA Product catalog with Previews of All Other YMAA Video Titles
DVD plays in All Regions worldwide
Running time: 180 min.