Yang Tai Chi for Beginners 1 4+

YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.5 • 25 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



#1 bestseller! VIDEO app. 1 hour FREE videos and single in-app buy for full-length video, detailed instruction, follow-along. Streaming/download. Much lower cost than DVD

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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What’s New

Version 1.0.7

Update for latest OS in 2019. Free sample videos and single in-app purchase for full-length videos, detailed instruction, follow-along workout. Streaming/download.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

SeeJayHawk ,

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.

robblesaurus ,

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.

The god Retrograde ,

Great value for the price

I learned the complete form in the past but then I let my study lapse and forgot everything. Too many places focuses on the relaxing elements but without seeing the martial applications you lose a lot of the subtlety of the movements.

I believe they show you the full form but without much explanation. For a better example of what you are getting you should look at the free elements in the second series. But understand that the paid portions go deeper into how to visualize and apply the movements.

I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time with this.

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