T'ai Chi Beginning Practice DVD with David-Dorian Ross

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Featuring T'ai Chi master David-Dorian Ross

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One on one with Champion and Master David-Dorian Ross. This is the way to learn T'ai Chi. With this program created to be more like personal instruction, you'll learn more intuitively as you explore each move, so you feel more confident right away. You will understand how T'ai chi will help you move closer to that elusive life priority, balance. Known as "the ultimate workout" in China, T'ai chi is a more physically charged form of energy practice that resembles martial arts in slow motion and will give you the benefits of weight training, aerobics or sports conditioning while exercising your mental-spiritual strength at the same time. You'll see more balance in the way you move, think and feel every day. U.S. and world T'ai chi medalist David-Dorian Ross' clear, masterful instruction is captured live in this unique DVD.

The result is more candid, thoughtful expression that's in tune with you as you move, with pointers that both sharpen your form and deepen the benefits. David guides eight essential T'ai chi ch'uan poses, from Parting the Horse's Mane and to the empowering Crane Spreads Wings. A total-body workout that is more physically charged than its sister practice Qigong, this is like a martial arts dance, with breathing and mental imagery techniques that intensify the effects. 70 minutes.

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"T'ai Chi completely surprised me. As an endurance athlete I am used to fighting for energy — and sometimes simply oxygen. T'ai Chi is a beautiful counterbalance to my overachieving personality. I love tapping into an unending source of energy!" - Sada McCormick, Portland, Oregon

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Introduction to T'ai Chi While some would argue this wonderful DVD by David-Dorian Ross isn't 'pure' T'ai Chi the point is it IS easy to follow, a great introduction to the exercises, explained and made easy by a master presenter. The scenery in the background isn't bad either. At 72, I needed something to work on staying flexible, which wasn't stressful on my body joints. This fills the bill perfectly. Highly recommended. September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great DVD I had borrowed this from a friend and was impressed with the contents which is why I bought it. Great approach to breaking down basics. July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tai chi for beginners I am really enjoying the dvd in the privacy of my own home. The only way I could find taichi was to go to meetings once a week in a church or community center. The dvd is very detailed and slow so I can keep up. September 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by I really enjoy it! I feel a big difference in my overall well being but especially flexibility. July 8, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Needs to learn cue I was very excited to try this video, but ended up wishing I could return it. I was surprised that they did not understand that they did not understand the basics of how to cue for video. He was saying going right, but since you are facing the TV he is moving in the opposite direction. It made it very difficult to follow as you on his visual cues, but he is moving in the other direction. I had a hard time an I have taught group classes. I bought the Qigong one too and now I'm afraid this will have the same problem. May 25, 2011
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When stretching, I always do the same stretch, or exercise on both sides of my body, to keep the muscles balanced. Should I also try to alternate doing the Tai Chi moves in a set as mirror images to also balance my body and muscles?
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That is entirely up to you, with Tai Chi it is not as important that you do all the sequences on both sides. If you feel like you want to repeat the DVD on the opposite side you certainly aren't doing any harm.
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How do you segue smoothly from the end of the practice set to the beginning, to keep the session going?
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You could use some of the steps from earlier in the DVD to seaway back to the beginning. The easiest thing to do would be to select for your DVD player to repeat the title, or program it so after the end of the work out (but before the credits) it goes back to the begin where the movement starts.
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It looks like the DVD is 70 minutes. Is it broken into small, manageable segments? Or are there "sessions"?
My exercise time is limited to about 30 minutes at a time. I am looking for a Tai Chi type workout for beginners that will fit that constraint.
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There is about 40 min of instruction breaking down the steps and then 30 minuets of actual practice. They aren't separated but if your DVD has book marks you can mark where the practice starts so you can skip over the instructions on the days you don't want to do the whole thing.
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I have arthritis, exercise induced asthema, and my knee caps sit croocked. I've been doing some gentle stretching and a bit of yoga. My doctor thinks that those are great things for me to have added to my walking. I need to keep limber and mobile. So would this be a good thing to add or should I stay with what I have?
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Tai Chi is really good for balance and coordination so this would be a great companion to what you are already doing.
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I would like to try Tia chi wu style ( I was told it is smaller movements
but would any of your dvds work for me? can lift left arm above shoulder level and bending my knees too far a problem too...
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For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, please consult your doctor. The DVD's can be returned even after viewing so the best thing to do is to have them review it.
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