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Title:
T'ai chi for seniors : how to gain flexibility, strength, and inner peace
Author:
Bonifonte, Philip, 1958-
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Publication Information:
Franklin Lakes, NJ : New Page Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
213 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781564146977
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The answer is T'ai Chi, and T'ai Chi for Seniors is the book you need. Sifu Philip Bonifonte gives you all the information you need to undertake a safe, health-improving exercise regimen. These ancient Chinese exercises help to alleviate the pains of arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other "senior" diseases. And believe it or not, they're fun and low impact! T'ai Chi for Seniors offers an overview of the practice of T'ai Chi -- from the principles of the movements to the history of the art itself -- then discusses various positions and helps you to understand what you can accomplish with each. Methods outlined in this guide can be performed standing or seated -- no previous experience necessary! -- and take into consideration limited range of movement. sIllustrated, step-by-step instructions give you the guidance you need to easily and painlessly incorporate T'ai Chi into your daily life and discover its benefits. sEverything in T'ai Chi for Seniors is presented in an easy-to-learn style, with true stories illustrating the benefits that other mature adults have gained from these practices. Whether you are just beginning T'ai Chi or simply looking for a supplemental text to use out of class, T'ai Chi for Seniors is the practical guide you need. Book jacket.


Author Notes

Sifu (Chinese for "teacher") Philip Bonifonte is a T'ai Chi and Qigong instructor, writer, speaker, life coach, and Chinese medicine practitioner based in Kingston, Pennsylvania