The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind
Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to longer ... Show synopsis Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to longer life, more vigour and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works. Dr. Peter Wayne, a long-time Tai Chi teacher and a researcher at Harvard Medical School, developed and tested protocols similar to the simplified programme in this book, which is suited to people of all ages, and can be done in just a few minutes a day. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi includes: The basic programme, illustrated by 52 halftones of the author Practical tips for integrating Tai Chi into everyday activities An introduction to the traditional principles of Tai Chi Up-to-date summaries of the research literature on the health benefits of Tai Chi How Tai Chi can enhance work productivity, creativity, and sports performance.