This is a comprehensive look at "moving meditation". Increase muscle strength, improve flexibility and reduce pain and stiffness. Each year, millions of people worldwide discover the incredible physical and mental benefits of tai chi and with "Tai Chi Illustrated", anyone can. Internationally renowned instructor Master Pixiang Qiu and mind - body exercise expert Weimo Zhu demonstrate the most effective forms for harnessing the healing power of chi, or energy. By following their lead, readers can improve balance and coordination, relieve stress and reduce pain and muscle stiffness. "Tai Chi Illustrated" is a step-by-step guide complete with detailed instructions and full-colour photographic sequences for the basic movements and popular forms, such as Grasp Sparrow's Tail and Part the Wild Horse's Mane. Whether a newcomer to tai chi or an experienced practitioner, "Tai Chi Illustrated" is the guide to the path of better health and self-awareness.