Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan DVD
The Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan DVD contains the complete Old Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Long Form in front of the stunning Golden Gate Bridge and deep within the Redwood and Bay Laurel forests of Marin County, California as Sifu Jensen received it from Grandmaster Wong Jackman. The magnificent settings, wonderful Tai Chi, and delightful music combine to create a pleasant feeling.
Tai Chi is renown for its health benefits. Learning Tai Chi can add years to your life, help you recover from and prevent serious illness, improve your balance and avoid falls and relieve stress and calm your mind. Tai Chi not only helps you live longer but also enjoy your life more!
These days most people practice short Forms with few movements. Often the short Forms also use smaller compact movements and postures. These Forms are easy to learn but limited in scope and benefit. The Long Form is the original version of Yang Style Tai Chi. This is the Form from which the shorter ones were created.
Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan DVD is like a good book that you don’t want to end too soon. With this longer form you can achieve a much deeper level of meditation, harmoniously moving, breathing and circulating Qi, with a calmer, more profound mental state.
The Yang Family Long Form is also better exercise than the shorter Forms, both because it is longer and because the postures themselves are bigger. “Long Form” also refers to the size, extension and openness of the postures. These longer poses stretch your muscles and tendons while increasing the suppleness of your joints. The deeper stances develop your leg strength, the broad arm motions develop shoulder strength.
This video supplies a vital historical record of this form. Few people know and practice the Yang Family Long Form anymore.
If you have no instructor near you, study this video closely to assist you in learning the form. Don’t try to follow the whole form at first. Skip to the second chapter and begin with the first movements of the form. Follow along while it is playing on your screen. Practice the sequence in one chapter until you can remember it before moving onto the next. You might set up a mirror to check yourself against the postures in the video. With perseverance you can teach yourself quite a bit. Even if your postures are not perfect you will be getting valuable exercise and improving your health. After watching it you may also get a deeper appreciation of the flow, timing, and feeling of Tai Chi.
If you are sick or recovering form a serious illness or injury just practice a little and then take a break. Rest a little, eat some good food and then practice again. By practicing this way several times a day you can improve your health quite rapidly even if you are weak.