Perfect for people of all ages from 4 to 94 who need to practice the movements sitting in a chair or wheelchair. This fun series uses larger movements to stretch and strengthen the body.
The eighteen movements were adapted as a Yang style standing form by Qigong Master Michael Tse. We have added a fun story of a “Day at the Beach” to help us remember the movements. This DVD includes “Learn the Movements” for each exercise with clear instructions and then ongoing practice sessions in fun locations.
- Tai chi start
- Opening the chest (curtains) – Strengthen heart & lungs and can help reduce depression
- Rainbow Dance (waving ribbons)– strengthens stomach and lose weight, clears headaches.
- Swimming: Rolling the arms – improve shoulder and neck flexibility, and lose weight. Good for heart & lungs as hand passes by. Good for reducing stress and panic.
- Separating the clouds – stimulates Chong & Ren channels on the center front of the body to open chest, strengthen lungs, and clear blockages from head.
- Rowing the boat– good for backache, tiredness & kidney.
- Tossing (Lifting) the ball – good for the spirit, blood pressure and mind balance
- Hide & Seek: Turning the body to look at the moon – strengthens kidney & stomach, improves circulation, and lose weight.
- Patty Cake: Turning the waist to pushing palm – strengthens stomach & kidneys and opens dantien.
- Ride Horse/ Punching – strengthens internal power and legs
- Flying Wild Goose – strengthens legs and kidneys.
- Rotating the wheel in a circle – strengthens and loosens back
- Pushing the wave – good for lungs, stomach and knees
- Flying Pigeon – good for lungs, shoulders and circulation
- Touch the Sea, Look at the sky – flexibility of back and good circulation (also prevents headaches by opening top of head)
- Marching while bouncing a ball – good for brain & test coordination and balance
- Tai Chi Close- ending move to bring Qi back to dantien (calm & relax)
Health benefits reflect Chinese Medicine theory (per Michael Tse) and have not been evaluated by USA government agencies.