T'Ai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions

T Ai Chi Touchstones Yang Family Secret Transmissions Three generations of Yang family masters lifted the art of T ai chi ch uan from a closed courtyard in the Honan Province to the status of a national treasure and made of it like India s yoga a gift

  • Title: T'Ai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions
  • Author: Douglas Wile
  • ISBN: 9780912059013
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three generations of Yang family masters lifted the art of T ai chi ch uan from a closed courtyard in the Honan Province to the status of a national treasure and made of it, like India s yoga, a gift to the world Yang Lu ch an in the nineteenth century, fllowed by his sons and their sons, have given T ai chi ch uan the theoretical and practical standard which still defineThree generations of Yang family masters lifted the art of T ai chi ch uan from a closed courtyard in the Honan Province to the status of a national treasure and made of it, like India s yoga, a gift to the world Yang Lu ch an in the nineteenth century, fllowed by his sons and their sons, have given T ai chi ch uan the theoretical and practical standard which still defines and shapes the art for a majority of practitioners today This book draws together the written and photographic record of their teachings, a legacy spanning than fifty years of published material The contents include oral instruction, mnemonic verses and training songs, commentaries to the T ai chi Classics, essays, autobiography, and family legends, much of which have not been previously translated 159 pages

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    • After having studied personally with the Yang Family for over 10 years, I can say that this book is an excellent resource for those interested in the serious study of Taijiquan. As someone who loves Taiji, yet does not read Chinese, I feel a great debt of gratitude to Mr. Wile for making these writings available in such a thoughtful and accessible form. The book contains information that will benefit beginners, as well as texts that require many years of study and practice to comprehend. I know [...]


    • This book is most suited for serious practitioners. However, still if you are a person like I, who is practicing moderately or studying or interested in starting to do both, this is an excellent book to expand your knowledge. The translation is excellent. It is clear, and it has the quality resonance of true classics. This book passes along much history and workings of the Tai Chi /Taijiquan. These early works are not a step-by-step manual, but guides to the practicing student to help gain insig [...]


    • WHEREVER THE MIND GOES THE CHI WILL FOLLOW AND WHEREVER THE CHI GOES THERE WILL NATURALLY BE ENERGY.Tai chi is the art of concealing hardness within softness, like a needle in cotton.Descending means sinking the chi to the tan-tien and rising refers to the light and sensitive energy at the top of the head.In order to avoid a stiff vertical posture, we emphasise the concept of suspension from above.Relax the waste. The waste is the ruler of the body. If the waist is relaxed the feet will have pow [...]


    • Not a bad little book on the various teachings of the Yang Family masters that had (at the time of the printing) never really seen print in the USA. I did gain a few insights and teaching inspirations from the book. However, I don't recommend this book as a good introduction to the art of Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) as much of the transmitted knowledge is for the current and long-time students of the art.


    • Secret transmissions?? I feel like I should whisper my reviewIf you are studying Tai Chi, you should definitely have this book in your library. It's a classic. You'll get a history lesson and thorough philosophical guidance. The pictures will help you with your form. You'll always go back to it as we are always relearning.


    • Somewhat repeated readings are necessary to learn from the seemingly abstractness of the writings. With practise of body movement your own ideas form and can be perhaps then translated to the ideas of the ancient Chinese.


    • This book is appreciated more by people I know. It is a good window onto the illiterate transmissions. Poetic mnemonics. You have to have context to get the most out of it. (I'll have to remember the perfect companion I found for it) A must for your Tai Chi Library.



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