T'ai Chi for Health Yang Long Form
The classical 108-posture Yang family Long Form requires a minimum of 20 minutes to perform and is a most healthful moving meditation that integrates body and mind. Three times longer than the Yang Short Form, the Long Form consists of a wide repertoire of continuously flowing martial techniques-–palms, punches, kicks, throws, splits, locks, sophisticated counters and defensive maneuvers—all based on the Tai Chi concepts of roll-back, neutralize, push and press. Practitioners universally find that two rounds of Long Form practice on a daily basis ensures supreme good health and high energy levels. The Long Form is one of most popular T'ai chi routines in practice today, and is recognized by Yang style practitioners everywhere. In the program's core instructional segment runnng 65 minutes, veteran Tai Chi instructor Terry Dunn offers clear and precise verbal instructions in each Tai Chi movement and posture as he performs them slowly, bringing to light numerous details and nuances with training anecdotes and allusions to the Tai Chi Classics and ancient Taoist writings. A running second camera angle window (picture within picture) throughout the instruction gives complete viewing of expert Terry Dunn's movements. Music by Tom Canning and Vangelis. Program features: Philosophical introduction to t'ai chi ch'uan.Warm-up Exercises: breathing, basic t'ai chi postures, and the "circling pattern"Step-by-step instruction in the Long Form Advanced Long Form Exercises. Demonstration Flow of Long Form. Music by Vangelis.