Senior's Tai Chi Workout: Improve Balance, Strength and Flexibility (Paperback)
Master Colon has developed a unique method of teaching Tai Chi so that each practitioner is able to perform the exercises safely and efficiently for maximum benefit. Special attention has been given to the correct alignment of the knees, spine, shoulders and neck, which are areas of concern for many older adults. His concise approach combines his training as a physical therapist and his 40 years of Tai Chi experience to help re-establish healthy patterns of movement to make everyday tasks much easier to accomplish.
There are so many physical and mental benefits to be gained by learning the exercises in this book, which include: better balance, increased flexibility, greater blood and lymphatic circulation, deeper and easier breathing, superior muscle tone, and better memory, focus and concentration. And the best part is that the reader will start feeling some of these positive results right away after just a few practice sessions, because the explanations are very easy to follow.
This workout guide begins by discussing the principles and concepts of Tai Chi so that are important considerations.
Then the Meditation Section provides a method to calm and focus the mind before the more challenging exercises to follow. This technique emphasizes deep, diaphragmatic breathing, positive visualization, and physical postures that help to invigorate the body and mind.
This is followed by a series of Chi Kung (energy and breathing exercises) that increase general flexibility, circulation and flexibility in individual areas of your body. Many may choose to perform these exercises on a daily basis to maintain or improve their conditioning. The exercises are gentle enough that they may be done every day.
The next section is a detailed step-by-step description of the Wu Chi Tai Chi Form. This is the series of beautiful and graceful Tai Chi flowing exercises usually seen in demonstrations of Tai Chi. Clear and simple instructions, with accompanying photos, allows anyone to easily learn these movements and immediately begin to benefit from them. Extreme attention is given to providing safe instructions, breathing techniques and all required information without burdening the student with unnecessary detail.
At the end of the book, there are several sections that act as additional references about the benefits of the exercises, correct breathing techniques and advanced meditation and relaxation exercises. Information is provided to allow all readers to conveniently communicate with us to have questions answered.