Synopsis by Sarah Block
Tricia Yu created this Yang Style t'ai chi program to teach beginners the fundamentals of the popular Chinese martial art. Appropriate for all ages, the workout promotes strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination, stress-relief, and inner tranquility. The program begins with an introduction to t'ai chi, outlining its history, philosophy, and benefits. Next is a demonstration by Yu of the fundamentals, followed by detailed instruction for each of three sections: mind/body principles, movement patterns, and form instruction. Guided practice tips and hints for making t'ai chi part of a daily wellness routine are included at the end of the program.
meditation, relaxation, T'ai-Chi