Return to Stillness: Twenty Years with a Tai Chi Master

[Trevor Carolan] ✓ Return to Stillness: Twenty Years with a Tai Chi Master ✓ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Return to Stillness: Twenty Years with a Tai Chi Master Over his many years of practicing tai chi and learning from Ng Ching-Por, Carolan absorbed the wisdom that comes from studying so closely with a master teacher. Trevor Carolan studied tai chi, meditation, and traditional Chinese healing for twenty-three years under the guidance of the late Master Ng Ching-Por in Vancouvers Chinatown. Now he offers what the Japanese call palm of the hand tales: thirty brief chapters that explore the essential motivations that inspired him to adopt the path of

Return to Stillness: Twenty Years with a Tai Chi Master

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Rating : 4.86 (520 Votes)
Asin : 1569244871
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Publish Date : 0000-00-00
Language : English

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Good chronicle of Tai Chi journey This is not a book of Tai Chi technique(s). It does not claim to be one, however. This is a book describing the experiences of a long time practitioner of Tai Chi. It has made me want to study the art.. Dr. Richard G. Petty said A Marvelous, Luminous Book. This beautifully poetic book is an account of Sifu Carolan's twenty-year experience with his Tai Chi Master, leavened with many illuminating tales.There is no direct instruction in the Tai Chi form, but for all that, it teaches in its own quiet way. Exactly as good teachers have always done, it is not just a matter of understanding how to do certain movements; it is understanding the "Why" of doing them.This is a book that could be enjoyed by anyone starting to learn the basics of the marvelous arts of Tai Chi and Qigong, and re-read again. Reading about Tai Chi is like dancing about mathematics F. Theilig This is not a how-to book. The author, through stories about his experience with his Tai Chi Master, does an excellent job of explaining the Why, if not the What of Tai Chi. Through reading his vivid and elloquent (almost poetic) prose one senses what the practice means to the author and gets a great appreciation for it. This is not a martial arts book. Or a self defense, philosophy, or religion book. This book, like Tai Chi itself, is best understood through the experience. It is a series of vignettes that brings the reader as close as po

Over his many years of practicing tai chi and learning from Ng Ching-Por, Carolan absorbed the wisdom that comes from studying so closely with a master teacher. Trevor Carolan studied tai chi, meditation, and traditional Chinese healing for twenty-three years under the guidance of the late Master Ng Ching-Por in Vancouver's Chinatown. Now he offers what the Japanese call "palm of the hand" tales: thirty brief chapters that explore the essential motivations that inspired him to adopt the path of tai chi and persevere in its practice. Carolan's easy mix of anecdote, insight, drawings, and teachings will appeal to novice and advanced tai chi enthusiasts alike.. Among the subjects he addresses are the dynamics of Asian teacher-student relationships, contending with the competitive urges of oneself and others, the student's frustration at making little apparent progress, the humor and embarrassment often involved in cross-cultural learning exchanges, as well as more practical subjects, including the mechanics of breathing and Taoist and Buddhist meditation techniques

He has written, edited or translated nine previous books, including (as editor) The Colors of Heaven: Short Stories from the Pacific Rim and (as translator) The Supreme Way. TREVOR CAROLAN regularly writes on East-West arts and culture for Shambhala Sun, Choice, Manoa, Nguoi Viet, Kyoto Journal, and
Readers looking for a step-by-step guide to learning Tai Chi would do well to look elsewhere. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Publishers Weekly Acknowledging that "no book can possibly replace the profound insights one receives from a fine teacher," Carolan (who studied with the same master for two decades) presents his take on the wisdom and benefits of Tai Chi and a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the practice. . He also offers his thoughts on the process of studying: there is much to be learned from masters and everyone else in the world, but "ultimately, every seeker must embrace his or her own vision of the teaching and dance his or her own dance." A worthwhile read for anyone with a sincere interest in the traditions and history of Tai Chi, this book is nevertheless a meandering observance of decades of practice and learning. In friendly prose, he guides readers through chapters recounting things l

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