One hour free video! Learn the complete Yang-style Tai Chi long form with step-by-step instruction by Master Yang (with front and rear view). Offers in-app purchase. Stream or download video lessons.
• Stream or Download video lessons.
• Beginner-friendly Low-impact movements
• Two and a half hours total of follow-along video
• English narration with English subtitles
• Basic Principles fit any Tai Chi style
• Instantly pick up watching where you left off
Master Yang teaches you the meaning of every tai chi movement in a one-on-one private tai chi class. Tai Chi Chuan is a kind of moving meditation with ancient roots in Chinese martial arts.
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a world acclaimed master of Tai Chi and Qigong, and he personally guides you through a series of easy-to-follow Tai Chi movements. Dr. Yang's tai chi lineage can be traced back to the Yang family through Grandmaster Kao, Tao (高濤) and his teacher Yue, Huanzhi (樂奐之), an indoor disciple of Yang, Chengfu (楊澄甫).
This free app gives you free videos, and offers an opportunity to get the full Part 1 video at the lowest possible cost. Now you can practice Master Yang's popular Tai Chi exercises using your phone or tablet. This is a convenient training tool you can bring anywhere, to access this amazingly powerful exercise whenever it fits best into your day.
After learning from your free videos, you may access the full-length program with a single in-app purchase. In the videos, Master Yang will teach you Part One of the Yang Style Tai Chi form. Students will often spend years repeating this section, before moving on to Parts 2 and 3.
Whether you are a beginner or a Tai Chi master already, these amazing exercises offer the perfect combination of relaxation and full-body exercise. You'll enjoy reduced stress, a stronger immune system, and a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination.
Tai Chi, or Taiji, is short for Tai Chi Chuan, or Taijiquan, which translates from Chinese to “Grand Ultimate fist”. Tai Chi is an internal-style Chinese martial art that can be traced back to the Chen family, the Daoists at Wudang mountain, and ultimately to Shaolin Temple.
"The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" says: "regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being…Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind."
When practiced slowly for health purposes, Tai Chi is a type of Qigong. Qi-Gong means "energy-work". Qigong (chi kung) is the ancient art of building the body's Qi (energy) to a higher level and circulating it throughout the body for rejuvenation and health. Some Qigong is practiced sitting or standing still, while other Qigong can be a kind of moving meditation. This gentle Qigong exercise is a highly effective way to reduce stress, increase energy, enhance healing, and generally improve your quality of life.
Qigong increases the quantity of energy in the body and improves the quality of your circulation through energy pathways, known as meridians. Qigong is sometimes called "acupuncture without needles."
Similar to yoga, Qigong can stimulate the entire body deeply with low-impact movement and develop a stronger mind/body connection. The slow, relaxed movements are widely recognized for their health benefits, strengthening the internal organs, muscles, joints, spine, and bones, and developing abundant energy.
Qigong can be effective in helping people with insomnia, stress-related disorders, depression, back pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, bioelectric circulatory system, lymphatic system, and digestive system.
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Ratings and Reviews
Dr Yang is the pre-eminent authority, the Master.
5* for impeccable instruction from the revered Master who holds and can teach the « secret » like none other. Will rate this app w 5* rating for a VR updated version. Keeping screen right in front of your eyes as you move all around would be the ultimate! Please please update to VR!!!!
Note: FYI here is quote from the about section of part 2,3 app “Dr. Yang's tai chi lineage can be traced back to the Yang family through Grandmaster Kao, Tao (高濤) and his teacher Yue, Huanzhi (樂奐之), an indoor disciple of Yang, Chengfu (楊澄甫). “
Dr. Yang is the real deal.... we are truly blessed to receive his teachings.
Gives the "why" for the movements
I had been wanting to learn Tai Chi for many years, but it has been hard to find explanations of the martial art aspects of Tai chi, given that so much attention is paid to its benefits as a relaxing way to train balance and breathing. I find that understanding the martial art application of the movements makes the movements much more meaningful and interesting. These videos explain in great detail what you are actually practicing with each movement, so that you aren't just waving your hands around without focused intention. A fantastic introduction to Tai Chi, and the price is unbelievable for the pearls of knowledge that you get from these videos. My one recommendation is that it would be super helpful to add in a button that lets you rewind 10-15 seconds to review a movement without having to use the slider.
Simply Amazing UPDATE
The latest update to this App keeps it fast and compatible. Right from the introduction, you know you are about to have a high quality Tai Chi learning experience. Simply the best Tai Chi learning App. Thank you Dr. Yang!
It’s absolutely fabulous that YMAA is making this (their most popular instructional video) program an APP. If you need a video to learn, correct, or go deeper in your Tai Chi practice, this video APP is your best choice. The quality of the footage is top rate, the audio is very good, and there are even English subtitles if you need them. If you practice or are just interested in Tai Chi, try the free parts of this video APP. You will be amazed.
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