(Acacia, Dec. 2009)
The fourth in Acacia’s For Beginners series, this introduction to the ancient art of Tai Chi is led by Grandmaster William C.C. Chen, recognized as one of the most important Tai Chi practitioners of his generation. Chen holds the National Tai Chi Chuan Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and taught Tai Chi in a series developed for The Learning Channel. Here, he leads viewers through the stress releasing, flowing movements of Tai Chi, while offering special tips that include when to inhale and how to move. He also provides practical explanations of why Tai Chi movements are deliberately slow, and offers an easy-to-understand definition of chi. One of the most useful features of this CD is the option for a continuous loop of the various learning segments, so that you can fully master each sequence before moving on to the next. You can also choose to listen to both the music and the audio instruction, or just the music.