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Sunrise Tai Chi—Simplified Tai Chi for Health and Longevity

by Ramel Rones, David Silver

This book introduces the history and principles of Tai Chi Chuan. Presents a modern and unique teaching approach, a simplified short Tai Chi sequence that helps develop symmetry and balance in your strength and flexibility. This program will allow you to fine-tune your practice before moving on to more complex, longer Tai Chi forms.


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Paperback: 219 pages
9.45 × 7.38 × 0.5 in
ISBN: 9781594390838
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Awaken, Heal, and Strengthen Your Mind, Body & Spirit

Each day, millions of people worldwide practice Tai Chi Chuan, which has been known for centuries to promote deep relaxation and excellent health, to prevent injuries and illnesses, and to improve martial skills.

Tai Chi has steadily become a popular form of Mind/Body exercise as more and more people in the west discover the rich rewards of living in a holistic way. Tai Chi is a journey through the mind, the body, and the spirit, that can be practiced by everyone. Increasingly, you can see people practicing in the park – moving slowly in a meditative state, or even perfecting their martial arts skills.

But, what is Tai Chi really?

This book clearly introduces the history and underlying principles of Tai Chi Chuan (taijiquan) from a modern and unique perspective. For the beginner, this program is a comprehensive introduction to authentic Tai Chi, allowing you to fine-tune your Mind/Body skills and create balance among them. For the intermediate and advanced, it includes important directions and instructions, helping you improve and expand Mind/Body knowledge. In the end, you will understand and experience the ultimate goal of Tai Chi; the harmonizing of the three forces – human, earth, and heaven.

The Sunrise Tai Chi form is the protocol used at Tufts School of Medicine for the R-21 studies of healing rheumatoid osteoarthritis of the knee with tai chi.

  • Develop symmetry and balance between strength and flexibility
  • Loosen and strengthen muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Improve circulation of blood and Qi energy
  • Learn how to increase bone density
  • Massage internal organs with gentle movement
  • Boost your immune system to help heal chronic conditions, including Arthritis, Osteoperosis, Sarcopenia, and Cancer
  • Improve your quality of life and daily physical performance
  • Tap into the abundant energy of the universe
  • Learn and improve your martial arts skills


IP's Living Now Award - Finalist - 2009

About the Authors

Ramel Rones

Rami Rones is a gold medalist, award-winning martial artist in both the U.S. and China. With 16 years of experience leading Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation classes, he focuses on helping individuals with conditions such as cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia, aging, injuries, and stress. Rami is a consultant on mind/body therapies at Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools, and is the co-author of numerous publications. In addition to his work at the Zakim Center, Rami also lectures and instructs in the … More »

David Silver

David Silver developed a lifelong interest in meditation as part of his Gojū Ryū Karate training starting at age 11. He later began studying taijiquan, qigong, and yoga in his 20s, becoming certified by world-renown Chinese martial arts master Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming as a YMAA Qigong Assistant Instructor in 2006, full Instructor in 2009, and finally Qigong Master in 2023. He volunteered managing the fundraising for the nonprofit YMAA Retreat Center 2005 - 2016, which accomplished its goal of an … More »