T'ai Chi Classics

Illuminating the Ancient Teachings on the Art of Moving Meditation

By Waysun Liao

- Paperback
PREORDER: Expected to ship after 11/21/2023.
Shambhala Publications
Pages: 224
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781645472452

​​An essential guide for T’ai Chi practitioners of all skill levels—with an overview of core principles and a groundbreaking translation of three foundational classics of T’ai Chi philosophy​.

One of the most enduring martial arts and forms of healing the world has ever known, the moving meditation known as T’ai Chi has grown to become one of the most widely practiced forms of exercise worldwide. But despite its popularity, few are acquainted with its profound philosophical underpinnings and theoretical foundations. Here, celebrated T’ai Chi master Waysun Liao introduces T’ai Chi’s most fundamental principles and reveals the transformative healing power that T’ai Chi practice can impart on its practitioners.

Exploring all the core aspects of T’ai Chi thought and practice, this guide explains how T'ai Chi exercises increase your inner vitality (ch’i), enliven energetic power (jing), and empower you to bring your energy to bear to overcome inner and outer obstacles in every sphere of life. Master Liao also provides a description of the entire sequence of T’ai Chi movements, illustrated by his own line drawings, and a rare translation of three classics of T’ai Chi philosophy, often collectively referred to as the “T’ai Chi Bible.”