Today’s post is written by dkMommy Spot’s very own T’ai Chi practitioner, Sorin C.
The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan of Freya and Martin Boedicker is the guide that takes one behind the gracious movement of Tai Chi Chuan. To practice the martial art of Tai Chi Chuan can make one a very good athlete. However, by adding the knowledge of the Classics, the practice is imbued with millenia of wisdom. This book gives a brief introductory history lesson to place in time the most important of the Chinese Classics, and then presents each, and his works, relating everything to Tai Chi. It is an important work for the practitioner that wants to understand the inner works of Tai Chi, to “raise the essence and attune the spirit”.
The reader will be introduced to fragments from the Classics and will discover the notions of the Chinese philosophy, Chi, Yin and Yang, Taiji, Wei, Wuwei, Jing, Shen. Their experience with the art of Tai Chi can be even more explored on line, on their forum at www.wu-taichi.com. The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan is also a good quality rendition by Blue Snake Books and should find a welcome spot in the Philosophy section of your library.
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