With its gentle, fluid movements, tai chi is a natural remedy for arthritis relief. Try these exercises excerpted from Dr. Paul Lam's "Tai Chi for Arthritis" DVD, presented in conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation.
Disclaimer : Consult your doctor before attempting any exercises even gentle ones like those in this video.
We invite you to explore this unique program within the comfort of your home, Dr Lam will guide you, step-by-step, through each movement of Tai Chi for Energy. He will teach you the forms from different angles - with close ups, repetitions and diagrammed illustrations - while dividing each form into small sections so you can follow along with ease. Throughout the lessons, Dr Lam will explain the tai chi principles and how to use them to improve your tai chi.
Following an introduction to tai chi and of the benefits you will gain by learning the 73 Forms, Dr Lam will teach warm up exercises and the 73 Forms using simple and proven teaching methods. He will teach the forms from different angles — using close ups, repetitions and diagrammed illustrations while dividing each form into small sections allowing you to follow along with ease. Throughout the lessons, Dr Lam will explain the tai chi principles and the unique Sun style tai chi energy with throughout the DVD.
Tai Chi for Busy People is a solid introduction to the philosophy and practice of this ancient Chinese martial art. The instructor, Dr. Keith Jeffrey, has 20 years' experience teaching tai chi at college and workshops, and in this video he offers an approach to instruction that is thorough and easy to remember. For many beginners, sorting out the fluid, sensual movement of the whole body from one tai chi position to the next proves baffling; Dr. Jeffrey's approach clearly and easily untangles each step and hand position.
Tai Chi - 24 Forms The ancient practice of tai chi is clinically proven to be one of the most effective exercises to improve health, fitness and relaxation. The 24 Forms is the most widely practiced tai chi form. While there are many variations, the form you will learn by working with this DVD is the one of the most authentic. Following an introduction to tai chi and its benefits, Dr Lam teaches unique qigong exercises and foundational movements which will enhance your energy and make easier learning. He teaches the 24 forms from different angles - using close ups, repetitions and diagramed illustrations while dividing each form into small sections allowing you to follow along with ease.
Physician and tai chi expert Paul Lam has created a 77-minute tai chi workout with movements specifically chosen for those with both Type I and Type II diabetes. In the seven-minute introduction, Australian medical experts explain the disease and endorse tai chi, with its gentle combination of muscle-strengthening and relaxation exercises, as ideal for diabetic patients. Then Lam and his assistants begin a program of warm-ups, stretches, and qigong movements designed to improve energy along the meridians affected by diabetes. (Lam explains meridians as part of the Chinese concept of Qi–"life energy"–and how they affect the body.) They follow with both basic and advanced dance-like movements, which have such delightful monikers as "fair lady working at the shuttle" and "waving hands in the cloud." Lam includes a separate demonstration without instruction for those who master the movements and want a fluid routine to follow.
In this introductory program, Dr. Paul Lam presents an innovative 3 Step method that makes learning Tai Chi both easy and enjoyable for beginners