DVD: Tai Chi Ball Qigong DVD 1 by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
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Run Time: 180min
Number of discs: 1
Narration: English & French
Menus/Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: March 2006
Over 1 hour of DVD-only content!
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Tai Chi Ball Qigong DVD 1—for Health and Martial Arts
Deepen Your Tai Chi Training with Tai Chi Ball Qigong
Taiji Ball training is common practice in both external and internal martial arts in China. It can strengthen the torso, condition the muscles, and increase physical power by using the mind to lead the Qi. In Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), Taiji Ball Qigong training was once a major training tool to enhance Pushing Hands ability. However, due to its secrecy, fewer and fewer people have learned it. Today the art of Taiji Ball training is almost unknown.
In Course 1, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches fundamental Taiji Ball breathing techniques, and 16 basic patterns of stationary and moving Taiji Ball Circling, both Vertical and Horizontal.
Breathing patterns demonstrated:
- Wuji breathing
- Yongquan breathing
- Laogong breathing
- Four Gates breathing
- Taiji Grand Circulation breathing
Course 2 focuses on 16 basic patterns of stationary and moving Taiji Ball Rotating, both Vertical and Horizontal.
Dr. Yang offers detailed instruction as students demonstrate in the classroom, accompanied by an easy-to-follow demonstration of each pattern shown in a lush outdoor setting, with beautiful classical Chinese music.
Regular Qigong practice accelerates the health benefits of Taiji. You'll enjoy reduced stress, a stronger immune system, and a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination. This authoritative guide can be used with any style of Taijiquan, and it is a great way for anyone to energize the body, raise the spirit, and deepen your understanding of Qigong and Taiji.
Also available: Tai Chi Ball Qigong DVD 2.
YMAA PRODUCTION • DR. YANG, JWING-MING • “TAI CHI BALL QIGONG DVD 1” • WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING, WITH AARON DAMUS, RAMEL RONES, KATHY YANG, BEN WARNER, RICHARD KRUPP & VADAS MIHALY • PRODUCED BY DAVID SILVER • EDITING AND DVD AUTHORING BY MEDIAMANIC • DIRECTED BY DR.YANG, JWING-MING & DAVID SILVER
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Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang lives in Northern California.
Beautiful and Inspiring, Susan L. (Amazon reviewer) May, 2006
This DVD is quite special, and I can't recommend it highly enough. It is very long, with two complete VHS courses on it, plus it has over an hour of additional classroom instruction by Dr. Yang. The music and outdoor setting for the demonstration sections are ideal for this training.
The instruction of the qigong breathing techniques included makes this DVD worth owning for any serious qigong or tai chi student.