DVD: Sunset Tai Chi - Beginner Exercise for Balance and Relaxation (P.M. Tai Chi Workout)
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Run Time: 220min
Number of discs: 1
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: October 2007
Featuring animations of Qi energy in the body
Cool down after a long day! Master-teacher Ramel Rones gently guides you through a series of powerful mind/body exercises that will help you calm down, recuperate from the stress of the day, and use the energy of the setting sun to release tension.
The simplified, short Sunset Tai Chi sequence is practiced to both the left and right to help you develop symmetry and balance. Sunset Tai Chi was created as a comprehensive introduction to authentic Tai Chi for beginners. It includes suggestions for intermediate and advanced students, to help you grow and improve over time. A full mind/body workout is presented, which can be done sitting or standing, using restoring poses from yoga, and purifying movements and meditations from qigong and tai chi, followed by the tai chi stances, drills, and form.
Sunset Tai Chi will help you to loosen and build your muscles, tendons and ligaments, improving your circulation of blood and Qi energy. The program also teaches you to find balance between strength and flexibility, counteract the effects of stress and fatigue, and regain conscious control over your health and vitality.
This DVD compliments the bestselling Sunrise Tai Chi program, and together they present a complete mind/body regimen. Using detailed animations of the body's energy, the secrets of the ancient internal arts are taught for the first time in an easy-to-understand format.
- Relax and rejuvenate yourself after a long day.
- Incorporate mind/body exercise into your daily activities to wind down for a complete workout.
- Increase your lung capacity and increase your oxygen intake.
- Prevent injuries and boost your natural healing of chronic conditions, including Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia, Osteoperosis, Sarcopenia, and Cancer.
Report from the New England Journal of MedicineUsing elements found in the Sunset Tai Chi program, a controlled study at Tufts School of Medicine showed the benefits of tai chi for fibromyalgia. The results were published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine on August 19, 2010 regarding this single-blind, randomized trial of classic Yang-style Tai Chi as compared with a control intervention consisting of wellness education and stretching for the treatment of fibromyalgia. The conclusion is that Tai Chi may be a useful treatment for fibromyalgia and merits long-term study in larger study populations.
Dr. Chenchen Wang, a Tufts rheumatologist who led the study, said she attributed the results to the fact that “fibromyalgia is a very complex problem” and “tai chi has multiple components — physical, psychological, social and spiritual.”
SPECIAL FEATURES: Multiple Viewing Options: 20, 40, or 60 minute Workouts • Sitting Workout • Detailed animations of Qi inside the body • Choice of Music: Tibetan Singing Bowls or Bamboo Flute*
*Click the audio button on your DVD remote control to choose between soothing music options while you're watching.
YMAA PRODUCTION • RAMEL RONES • "SUNSET TAI CHI" • WRITTEN BY RAMEL RONES AND DAVID SILVER • PERFORMED BY RAMEL RONES • EDITED BY DAVID SILVER AND MEDIAMANIC • DVD AUTHORING BY MEDIAMANIC • PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY DAVID SILVER
Herbert Benson M.D, Harvard Medical School,Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. Author of the best-selling book The Relaxation Response
A wonderful and practical approach to tai chi & qigong that can correct stress-related illnesses, by a highly respected Master Teacher.Great Tai Chi Workout For The Beginner, Eric (Amazon reviewer) September, 2008
As a martial artist with many years of experience in hard styles, I wanted to see what tai chi had to offer. The cool down exercises presented in Sunset Tai Chi were very easy to follow and the stances were similar to some of the stances I've learned in other martial arts. The Sunset Tai Chi form is a combination of the cool down exercises and stances contained in the DVD. The sit down workout has been beneficial at work at the end of a long work day. All in all, the DVD is an excellent source of information for someone just beginning to learn about Tai Chi movements.Breating & Qi, Tyr Shadowblade (TM) (Amazon reviewer) December, 2007
Recently was able to view Ramel Rones' new DVD, Sunset Tai Chi. Unlike Sunrise Tai Chi, which focused primarilly upon stretching, warmup, and bodyweight exercises; this video mostly covers breathing, cooldown, and relaxation techniques. Rones knows his subject matter, and the quality of instruction and video production values both get high marks. These techniques can also be used by those who are ill, elderly, or too out of shape to benefit from Sunrise Tai Chi. The breathing exercises were interesting, and there were a few that I'd never tried before. And Ramel goes into even more detail regarding qi. Very informative.