Tao and T'ai Chi Kung

By (author) Robert C. Sohn

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Tao and T'ai Chi Kung
By (author) Robert C. Sohn

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Pages : 152

Book Size : 8.00 x 10.00

ISBN-13 : 9780892812172

Imprint : Destiny Books

Release Date : February 01, 1990

Format : Paperback Book

Tao and T’ai Chi Kung grounds the practitioner deeply in both Taoist philosophy and the practical physiology of T’ai Chi Chuan. It delves into the more profound aspects of energy development, explaining how to use the mind to assume the correct “inner posture,” ways to distinguish between intrinsic and extrinsic muscles, and how to become rooted in the tan tien.
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About Tao and T'ai Chi Kung

T'ai Chi Kung is usually taught emphasizing form. This is the first book to discuss the deeper aspects of energy development and the unification of spiritual principle, emotion, intellect, and movement. 
Table of Contents

Table of content


Note on Chinese Terms

Preface


Part One    Preparing the Mind for T'ai Chi Chuan
Part Two    Perfecting the Body with T'ai Chi Chuan
Part Three  Activating the Qi T'ai Chi Chuan

Appendix

Endnotes

Glossary

Suggested Reading

Index

Author Bio
Dr. Robert Sohn is a master instructor of T'ai Chi Chuan, fourth degree black belt in Korean karate, herbalist, and an acupuncturist.
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T'AI CHI / PHILOSOPHY

A Master instructor of T’ai Chi Chuan, fourth-degree black belt in Korean karate, herbalist, and acupuncturist, Dr. Robert Sohn shows how philosophy and practice are inextricably bound together in the discipline of T’ai Chi Kung. While there are numerous exoteric benefits of T’ai Chi Kung--such as relaxation and meditative calm, general health improvement, and the curing of insomnia, backache, and digestive disorders--the author emphasizes the meaning and method of T’ai Chi Kung as a direct vehicle for inner perfection and self-mastery.

Contrary to the common perception of T’ai Chi Chuan, the practice of T’ai Chi Kung is physically very strenuous. Of special interest to advanced students, Dr. Sohn delves into the more profound aspects of energy development, explaining how to use the mind to assume the correct “inner posture,” ways to distinguish between intrinsic and extrinsic muscles, and how to become rooted (as demonstrated on the front cover illustration) in the tan tien--in the Earth, or inner Being.

Tao and T’ai Chi Kung does what no other book currently accomplishes: it grounds the student/practitioner deeply in both Taoist philosophy and the practical physiology of T’ai Chi Chuan, providing the necessary link between the two. Skillfully guiding the reader from the most subtle philosophical landscapes to concrete anatomical realities, Sohn’s style can only be described as T’ai Chi in the form of words; his transitions are unfelt and invisible, expertly conveying the emotion, intellect, movement, and spiritual principle that are the essence of T’ai Chi Kung.

 

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