Tai Chi Easy

Tai Chi Easy  consists of the five Tai Chi movement forms plus opening and closing movements. These tai chi movements are common to all forms of Tai Chi and are done in a sitting, standing, and walking posture to make them easier to learn and do.  This method of teaching tai chi was developed by my teacher Roger Jahnke, OMD.

  • Step 1 – Learn the Hand Movements
  • Step 2 – Hand Movements – Let’s tie it all together
  •  Step 3 – Use the Hand Movements in a standing position
  • Step 4 – All the exercises standing
  • Step 5 – Let’s learn the walking
  • Step 6 – Practice Videos

Step 1 Tai Chi Easy Hand Movements

Your first step should be to learn the hand movements. Use the videos below to learn the individual exercises.

1 Tai Chi Start

2 Harmonizing Yin & Yang

3 Brush Knee Push Chi

4 Cutting through to Clarity

5 Moving Hands like Clouds

6 Gathering Heaven & Earth

7 Tai Chi Close

Step 2 – Hand Movements: Let’s tie it all together

Now let’s work through the entire series, flowing from one movement to the next, learning the transitions. Practice this video until you are comfortable with both the movements and the transitions:

Step 3 – Use the Hand Movements in a standing position

Now that your comfortable with the hand movements and the transitions, let’s do them in a standing form. Use the videos below, and practice the standing videos until you are comfortable with the individual movements.

1 Tai Chi Start

2 Harmonizing Yin & Yang

3 Brush Knee Push Chi

4 Cutting through to Clarity

5 Moving Hands like Clouds

6 Gathering Heaven & Earth

7 Tai Chi Close

Step 4 – All the exercises standing

Now we are really making progress. We have learned the hand movements, their transitions, and their correct standing posture. Now, we’ll do our first practice session in a standing position. Practice this until you are comfortable with the hand movements, standing postures, and all the transitions.

Now, let’s add some stepping – again, review, then practice along with it

Step 5 – Let’s learn the walking

Great job sticking with it! We are now going to add the walking element to this Tai Chi form.

First, here is a short video that explains the foot movement – review and practice along with it.

Now you are ready to tie the entire movement with the walking. The next two videos are both the front and rear view of the exercises. Review them and then go ahead and follow along. Use either the front or rear view.

Step 6 – Practice Videos

Nicely Done! ! You have now mastered Tai Chi Easy – 5.

Terms of Use

Please Note: As with any exercise, the practice of the exercises and meditation techniques described on this DVD may carry risks.  The Information presented are not in any way intended as a substitute for medical, mental or emotional counseling with a licensed physician or healthcare provider.  The viewer should consult a professional before undertaking any movement, meditative arts, health or exercises programs to reduce the chance of injury or any other harm that may result from pursuing or trying any technique discussed on this DVD.  Any physical or other distress experienced during or after any exercise should not be ignored and should be brought to the attention of a healthcare professional.  The creators and publishers of the content found on this DVD disclaim any liabilities for loss in connection with following any of the practices described, and their implementation are at the discretion, decision, and risk of the viewer.