Learn 24 Yang Style Tai Chi
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- Move through the most popular style of Tai Chi - Yang 24 Style Tai Chi
- Letting go of perfectionism. Embracing enjoyment!
Learn the 24 Yang Style Tai Chi form set with these easy to understand lessons. Susan will take you through a step by step process, with plenty of practice opportunities to learn all 24 movements in the Yang form set. Susan teaches through mirror imaging, so you do not have to "reverse" the movements for learning. Just watch and follow along! Susan also provides instruction in important Tai Chi principles which apply to all styles of Tai Chi.
Susan is an excellent instructor (voted Best Online Tai Chi instructor by the national magazine BottomLine). She provides easy, thorough, fun instruction so you can be successful in learning the most popular Tai Chi form set.
- Appropriate for those new to Tai Chi as well as experienced Tai Chi practitioners
Learn this simple move to practice body alignment, proper weight shift and basic Tai Chi principles. These concepts are used throughout the future lessons.
The Tai Chi Walk is used throughout the Yang 24. Learn this movement to be able to more easily move through the Yang forms.
This is the first form you will learn. It builds on the Tai Chi walk. You will learn it to both sides. This lesson covers the movement/form to the right. Susan calls this form "Serve the Hors d'oeuvre" to make it more fun and accessible....like serving a plate of cookies to your friend!
One of the most important and common forms in Tai Chi. All Tai Chi, no matter the style, contains Waving Hands in Clouds. If you were to learn ONE form in your Tai Chi journey, this should be the one! I personally study Waving Hands in Clouds everyday. It is rich with depth and beauty.
Form full name is Golden Rooster "stands on one leg." You will see this move done very deeply by some Tai Chi practitioners. I do not advocate squatting down that low in order to preserve knees, back, etc. I demonstrate it in moderation. Listen to your body. Make this move comfortable, controlled and smooth.
Learn how to transition from facing front to facing back for the second Golden Rooster. Both Golden Roosters are to the direction, but one is done by a starting position facing the front, and one is done starting by facing the back. You will learn how to make the 180 degree turn smoothly to set up for the second Golden Rooster.
A word on music:
Due to copyright laws there is no music in these videos. I suggest putting on your own music (my personal favorite is Tony O'Connor. Or "Nature Sounds" on Pandora. I get no renumeration or compensation for either mention).
The music serves to help you connect with nature, especially if you are inside. The music should not have a discernible beat or rhythm. Tai Chi flows freely and should not be choreographed. Choose music to help your flow and calm your mind.