Your First Three Steps to Learning Tai Chi

A simple guide to Posture, Movement and Breathing exercises in Tai Chi Chuan
Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (115 ratings)
5,145 students
Your First Three Steps to Learning Tai Chi
Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (115 ratings)
5,145 students
Understand the basics components of the art and have tried some simple exercises from each section
Understand how your body can function more efficiently and therefore experience greater health
Understand a little of the principles of standing, walking and breathing in relation to Tai Chi.
See how a Tai Chi class is put together and understand the different approaches by different teachers
Achieve greater confidence in balance, movement and to be able to remain clam in situations of tension.


  • No previous experience necessary in Tai Chi nor any special skills, clothes nor physical condition. This course is open to all levels of health and fitness.
  • As long as you can stand, walk and breathe you will be fine.


Not sure about what Tai Chi can offer?

  • Like to try a class but prefer to test it out at home? 

  • Perhaps you tried it once before and didn't like the instructor or the style?

  • Does your work/home commitment prevent you from attending a local class? 

Well, Your First Three Steps to Learning Tai Chi might just help. Offering some of the basic elements that make up this fascinating art, this 3-part course, will introduce you to the essentials of posture, movement and breath so that you will not only learn useful life-skills, but, understand how your body works, experience greater health and have the basis for deciding if a complete course on Tai Chi is right for you.

In this free course you will find explanations, instructions and simple exercises that will give you a real taster for the art as well as providing links to further studies, additional courses, books, podcasts and articles.

I'm hoping that Your First Three Steps to Learning Tai Chi will not be your last, but the beginning of a new journey of discovery that will open up another world of co-ordinated movement, elegance and breath.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who has ever wanted to find out a little about a Tai Chi class without committing themselves to a course.
  • As teachers and classes vary a lot in Tai Chi, this is a good way to try out a sample of what Tai Chi can offer.
  • Anyone who is juggling work and home commitments and cannot attend a local class.
  • Anyone who would like to see if Tai Chi can be taught in a new, novel and enjoyable way.
  • Anyone that would prefer to try a class in the privacy of their home rather than in a large group in class.

Course content

3 sections • 14 lectures • 38m total length
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Posture Exercises
  • Conclusion to Section 1
  • Special Extra Video: Dealing With Tiredness


Tai Chi Instructor
Paul Read
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 185 Reviews
  • 5,465 Students
  • 4 Courses

I have been teaching Tai Chi workshops and classes for local authorities, educational bodies, health-centres, sports clubs and hotels for over 30 years in both the United Kingdom & Spain. I've also written a dozen books on the history and applications of Tai Chi as well as collaborating with other writers, musicians and video producers in creating Taoist inspired media that attempts to bring the practice of Tai Chi into the 21st century. Online, you can find me as the teapotmOnk