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Tai Chi for a Focused Mind - Pure and Simple

A detailed guide to a Tai Chi routine for physical health and mental wellness. Form-focused and straight forward.
4.3 (8 ratings)
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146 students enrolled
Created by Ramel Rones
Last updated 6/2014
English
$15 $25 40% off
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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Description

Do you want to become more focused, flexible, and relaxed? Don't have time for long workouts?

This course in nourishing Tai Chi forms for focusing the mind taught by Rami Rones will show you how to do a Tai Chi routine in a simple, step-by-step proven method. Not one for all the extra philosophy behind the techniques? No worries. This course is purposefully abridged and focuses entirely on the forms.

The course begins with a short introduction to Rami's goals for the course. Immediately after, you'll dive right into learning and practicing the Tai Chi form. At the end, we've included a bonus section of stretches and breathing exercises that will help you take the benefits of the Tai Chi form to the next level.

Rami has synthesized over 30 years of Tai Chi and mind-body teaching and practice to create this Tai Chi course for beginners. You will experience the same teaching he has done with the thousands of elite athletes, adults, teenagers, “weekend warriors”, martial artists and others to become more successful and confident.

He has designed a number of medical clinical trials such as the investigation of the benefits of Tai Chi and Fibromyalgia, Tai Chi and Knee Osteoarthritis. Much of his research design is also included in this course. His Fibromyalgia and Tai Chi study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and featured in the New York Times.

You will also benefit from his extensive teaching at the internationally recognized Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Tufts Medical Center and the Boston Medical Center where he continues to help patients deal with, and recover from, a wide variety of ailments and and the side effects that often occur with various treatments.

Rami’s incredible knowledge, teaching ability and engaging personality makes this Tai Chi for Beginners course a joy for anyone interested in improving their physical and mental well-being.

This course is designed to be used for about 15 minutes, three times a week.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in becoming stronger, more flexible and in reducing stress
  • People with little time or interest in going to the gym and taking classes
  • Weekend warriors
  • People who travel frequently
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What Will I Learn?
Learn a powerful and simple Tai Chi Form
Cultivate a more focused mind
Develop better balance
Reduce and prevent injuries
Become stronger and more generally fit
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Requirements
  • An interest in becoming more fit, more flexible and more relaxed
  • A small comfortable space in your house, apartment, office where you can learn and practice
  • Willingness to invest 15 minutes a day, three days a week, to enjoy life more
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 72 Lectures Collapse All 72 Lectures 03:34:56
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Getting Started - Focusing the Mind
5 Lectures 07:25

Welcome to the Course
04:41

How to Use this Course
5 pages

Log Sheets to Record Your Practice
2 pages

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Begin Tai Chi & Mountain Stance
6 Lectures 15:51
Learn Mountain Stance
03:03

Practice Mountain Stance
01:43

Learn "Begin Tai Chi"
06:01

Practice "Begin Tai Chi"
02:54

Review the Tai Chi form through "Begin Tai Chi"
02:10

Supportive Material for Section 2
3 pages
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Grind & Crane Spreads its Wings
6 Lectures 15:19

Practice Grind
01:41

Learn Crane Spreads its Wings
03:02

Practice Crane Spreads its Wings
01:52

Review the Tai Chi form through Crane Spreads its Wings
04:35

Supportive Material for Section 3
3 pages
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Cat Stance & Brush Knee and Step Forward
8 Lectures 15:17
Learn Cat Stance from Side to Side
01:27

Practice Cat Stance from Side to Side
01:31

Learn Golden Rooster on One Leg
02:00

Practice Golden Rooster on One Leg
00:37

Learn Two Blocks & Bush Knee and Step Forward
03:34

Practice Two Blocks & Bush Knee and Step Forward
01:24

Review the Tai Chi form through Brush Knee and Step Forward
04:44

Supportive Material for Section 4
2 pages
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Two Blocks, Brush Knee & Cloud Hands
10 Lectures 25:58

Practice Two Blocks Sitting and Standing
01:20

Learn Back Stance to Front Stance
03:29

Practice Back Stance to Front Stance
01:08

Learn Brush Knee and Step Forward
03:56

Practice Brush Knee and Step Forward
02:04

Learn Clouds Hands
04:34

Practice Cloud Hands
01:36

Review the Tai Chi form through Cloud Hands
04:43

Supportive Material for Section 5
3 pages
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Cloud Hands & Pick Up Needle
6 Lectures 17:58
Learn Arms and Legs for Cloud Hands
02:52

Practice Arms and Legs for Cloud Hands
04:57

Learn the Transition form with Pick Up Needle
04:39

Practice the Transition form with Pick Up Needle
01:07

Review the Tai Chi form through Pick Up Needle
04:23

Supportive Material for Section 6
2 pages
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Transition Both Sides & Fan Back
8 Lectures 15:26

Practice the Transition form to Both Sides
02:54

Learn the Transition form Side to Side
01:15

Practice the Transition form Side to Side
01:37

Learn Fan Back
01:32

Practice Fan Back
00:39

Review the Tai Chi form through Fan Back
05:28

Supportive Material for Section 7
2 pages
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Tiger Stance & Close Tai Chi
6 Lectures 19:18
Learn Tiger Stance from Side to Side
04:49

Practice Tiger Stance from Side to Side
00:58

Learn Nourish and "Close Tai Chi"
04:29

Practice Nourish and "Close Tai Chi"
02:10

Review the Complete Tai Chi Form
06:52

Supportive Material for Section 8
2 pages
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Practicing the Form
6 Lectures 16:52
Practice the Tai Chi Form - Slow and Relaxed
02:25

Practice the Tai Chi Form - Deep Breathing
02:25

Practice the Tai Chi Form - In Your Head
02:38

Practice the Tai Chi Form - Sitting
05:00

Practice the Tai Chi Form - Medium Speed
04:24

Supportive Material for Section 9
2 pages
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Breathing and Stretching for a More Mindful Tai Chi Form
11 Lectures 33:32
Learn Wing Breath
05:11

Practice Wing Breath
02:42

Learn Iron on the Wall
03:31

Practice Iron on the Wall
02:15

Learn Vitamin H Stretch
05:09

Practice Vitamin H Stretch
02:24

Learn Standing on Two Blocks
02:27

Practice Standing on Two Blocks
02:25

Learn Tai Chi Walk
04:36

Practice Tai Chi Walk
02:52

Supportive Material for Section 10
5 pages
About the Instructor
4.6 Average rating
103 Reviews
2,854 Students
7 Courses
Teacher and best selling author of Tai Chi books and DVDs

Teacher at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center.

Designed the intervention for multiple research studies to examine Tai Chi's effect on Fibromyalgia and Knee Osteoarthritis. Co-author. Randomized Trial of Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia. New England Journal of Medicine. 2010; 363;8. Featured in the New York Times. Co-author. Effect of Tai Chi in Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatology. 2005; 44: 685-687.

Best selling author of the Sunrise and Sunset Tai Chi books and DVDs.

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