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Taijiquan: Through the Western Gate

Authors: Barrett, Rick
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
BISAC/Subject: MED004000, SPO027000, HEA009000
ISBN: 9781583943892, Related ISBNs: 1583941398, 1583943897, 9781583941393, 9781583943892
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 280,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Written specifically for the Western practitioner, Taijiquan: Through the Western Gate blends modern science and philosophy with the traditional wisdoms—drawn from classic t'ai chi literature—that underlie Chinese martial arts. Author Rick Barrett authoritatively describes a wide range of movements, practices, and positions in the context of such topics as being in the zone, effortless power and force versus power, the whole-body energetic connection, instant meditation, and energetic coherence. Step-by-step exercises help make this sometimes daunting discipline simple and accessible.
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