Stream or download these Tai Chi Fit video lessons with David-Dorian Ross. Small file size, free sample videos, and a single IAP to unlock all content. • Flowing tai chi, qigong and yoga moves. • A mirror-view workout for beginners. • Nothing to memorize; just follow along. Master-Teacher David-Dorian Ross guides you through his invigorating STRENGTH workout, alternating between empty-hand and weighted tai chi ball movements. This routine gradually strengthens the entire body, increases your bone density, and boosts your cardiovascular performance.
The STRENGTH workout combines tai chi, qigong and yoga to improve your qi (energy) circulation and your physical endurance. You will learn empowering fundamental tai chi moves while staying relaxed and focused. Tai Chi Fit – STRENGTH is excellent for those who need low-impact, whole-body exercise, such as those with back pain or in need of core-strengthening.
Tai Chi Fit – STRENGTH will gently rebuild the health of your muscles, joints, and spine while helping you to relax deeply. Over time, you’ll experience the tai chi principle of embodying “softness embedded in hardness.”
Whether you are a beginner or a Tai Chi master already, these amazing Tai Chi exercises offer the perfect combination of relaxation and full-body exercise. You'll enjoy reduced stress, a stronger immune system, and a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination.
Tai Chi, or Taiji, is short for Tai Chi Chuan, or Taijiquan, which translates from Chinese to “Grand Ultimate fist”. Tai Chi is an internal-style Chinese martial art that can be traced back to the Chen family, the Daoists at Wudang mountain, and ultimately to Shaolin Temple. When practiced slowly for health purposes, Tai Chi is a type of Qigong.
Qi-Gong means "energy-work". Qigong (chi kung) is the ancient art of building the body's Qi (energy) to a higher level and circulating it throughout the body for rejuvenation and health. Some Qigong is practiced sitting or standing still, while other Qigong can be a kind of moving meditation. This gentle Qigong exercise is a highly effective way to reduce stress, increase energy, enhance healing, and generally improve your quality of life.
Qigong increases the quantity of energy in the body, and improves the quality of your circulation through energy pathways, known as meridians. Qigong is sometimes called "acupuncture without needles."
Similar to yoga, Qigong can stimulate the entire body deeply with low-impact movement and develop a stronger mind/body connection. The slow, relaxed movements are widely recognized for their health benefits, such as boosting your immune response, strengthening the internal organs, muscles, joints, spine, and bones, and developing abundant energy. A Qigong session makes one feel strong, centered, and happy.
Qigong can be effective in helping people with insomnia, stress-related disorders, depression, back pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, and problems with the immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, bioelectric circulatory system, lymphatic system, and digestive system.
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