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Tai Chi Chaun (Chuan)

Synopsis
Tai Chi Chaun (Chuan) is the name given to a number of traditional Chinese exercises, based on gentle movements that harmonise breathing with mental concentration. Tai Chi Chaun requires posture to be steady and relaxed and all movements to be harmonious and free-flowing, similar to the way in which the body operates. The specific and deliberate breathing, as well as the calming and harmonious movements that Tai Chi Chaun teaches are claimed to improve the lungs’ capacity and elasticity, have a positive influence over the blood circulation and the lymphatic system, resulting in a much lighter workload for the heart, and increasing the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from the food eaten. Tai Chi Chaun is said to provide mental calmness and a balance between the Ying and the Yang, the harmony between the body and the soul. In this DVD Hu Loo-Chi, of the New Zealand National Tai Chi Association, explains and demonstrates the 84 forms for both beginners and more experienced students. He also discusses the technique’s applications for self-dedfence and gives lifestyle information.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2003
Year of production
2002
Subjects
Sports science
Keywords
physical exercise; self-defence; Chinese exercises; Tai Chi Chaun

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
65 minutes
Year
2003

Distributor

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
The company ceased trading in 2018. It was previously a distributor and online retailer specialising in non-fiction DVD titles on a wide variety of subjects, particularly in the areas of music instruction, music performance, sport instruction, and health. Some titles also available through retail outlets.
 

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