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IP's Living Now Award GOLD WINNER - 2011 Eric Hoffer Award HONORABLE MENTION - 2011 WHAT IS TAI CHI BALL?Tai Chi Ball training used to be common practice in both external and internal martial arts. Unfortunately, due to its secrecy, fewer and fewer people have learned it. Today the art of Tai Chi Ball Qigong is almost forgotten. HOW CAN I USE IT? Fortunately, this book (an ...more
Paperback, 315 pages
Published December 16th 2010 by YMAA Publication Center (first published November 16th 2010)
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Tai Chi Girl
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No question. This Tai Chi Ball Qigong Book is a home run with 5 stars.
This book, by Dr. Yang Jwing Ming and David Grantham, is full of information I didn’t anticipate. I never could have imagined how much theory there is behind “Taiji Ball Qigong”, which is a mixture between internal qigong and external qigong. This book not only details how to sensitize your mind to your internal feelings, but how to regulate the body, the breathing and lead the qi. It talks about how to manifest them into ext
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Susan Peterson
Jan 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book has two sections: the theoretical material at the beginning, and the exercises. If you are familiar with Dr. Yang's qigong dvd series, the material in the beginning will look familiar. It's a nice summary of his introductory qigong theory. The second half, however, is what I find most intriguing. I do Yang Tai Chi, and what I see in Tai Chi Ball Qigong is a way of training familiar movements but with a slightly different twist. The ball makes the connection between the hands and the ci ...more
Brenda
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has been part of my Tai Chi library for the past 4 years. It begins with general Qigong theory and procedures. It then introduces the Tai Chi Ball Qigong and theory. And then it moves on to training and applications. I find the illustrations helpful especially when used along with the DVD’s which can be purchased separately. A person experienced in Tai chi and Qigong would have no problem practicing with this book. A beginner would find this book a little difficult to use. I integrate ...more
Adam
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Each of Dr. Yang’s books reveal more about tai chi, qigong, and overall health.

This book, Tai Chi Ball Qigong, delves into much more detail than some of his other books I’ve reviewed, including:

General qigong theory
Qigong training theory and procedures
A general introduction to tai chi ball qigong
Theory of tai chi ball qigong
Even with all of this information, however, the bulk of the book includes pictures and a detailed guide on how to do tai chi ball qigong.

As if the book isn’t enough, one of t
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This is the basic DVD and he has another one that builds on this one. I might get the next one after I absorb what I can from this one. I like Four Gates Breathing.
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