The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi by Peter Wayne
12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind

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Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works.

Dr. Peter M. Wayne, a longtime Tai Chi teacher and a researcher at Harvard Medical School, developed and tested protocols similar to the simplified program he includes in this book, which is suited to people of all ages, and can be done in just a few minutes a day. This book includes:

The basic program, illustrated by more than 50 photographs
Practical tips for integrating Tai Chi into everyday activities
An introduction to the traditional principles of Tai Chi
Up-to-date summaries of the research literature on the health benefits of Tai Chi
How Tai Chi can enhance work productivity, creativity, and sports performance
And much more

About Peter Wayne

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Peter Wayne, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Research for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Wayne served as the Director of Tai Chi and Mind-Body Research Programs at the Osher Research Center and Founding Research Director at the New England School of Acupuncture. He has more than thirty-five years of training experience in Tai Chi and Qigong and is an internationally recognized teacher of these practices.
Published June 11, 2013 by Shambhala Publications. 353 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Wayne (medicine, Harvard Medical Sch.; director of research, Osher Ctr. for Integrative Medicine) is a longtime practitioner of Tai Chi, a "mind-body exercise rooted in multiple Asian traditions." Here, with health writer Mark L. Fuerst (Golf Injury Handbook), he delves into scientific research t...

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