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The Tao of Tai Chi: The Making of a New Science has been heralded by top Tai Chi and Qigong experts worldwide as a profound insight into the "deepest aspects of Tai Chi" and a formula for making Tai Chi and Qigong practice, not just an exercise, but a "way of living a deeper and more effortlessly meaningful life."
This book can enable one's physical practice of Tai Chi or Qigong too become more highly effective, but also goes beyond that to unveil how Tai Chi and Qigong practice can be a spiritual and life journey that deepens our appreciation of every aspect of our lives, learning how to live more effortlessly and powerfully.
This book also tells the amazing miraculous story of how the global event, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, was Founded, beginning with an angel in Kansas to a Taoist Temple in Hong Kong, that eventually led to this mass global event that is now celebrated in 100s of cities in over 80 nations on the "last Saturday of April" each year, and that has been officially proclaimed by governors of 22 US States; the Senates of New York, Puerto Rico, and California; by the National Congress of Brazil; and by officials and government agencies and ministries in nations all across the planet.
This book has been lauded by mind-body and Tai Chi experts around the world as: “visionary,” “magical,” “a book the world has long needed,” a book with “universal implications,” “a book you can contemplate and read again and again,” “a tectonic shifting point for the realization of love and compassion in the world,” a “wonderful book that will obviously impact the world,” “connecting art, philosophy, and science with the simple elegance of an opening flower.”
Its author is a global organizer, the Founder of a global health education event celebrated annually in over 80 nations, known as World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and World Healing Day. You may have read books on Taoism or Taoist philosophy before that inspire and expand your mind. What makes The Tao of Tai Chi: The Making of a New Science such a stunning work and must read is that it does not just talk the talk. Its author has literally transformed the planet by following the tenets of Taoism, and shares in this book not only how it happened to him, but how it can profoundly unfold the greatness trying to bloom through you and your life – and he assures you, and builds a solid science based case that this can happen.
His nearly 60 year journey of the mind and spirit, involving travels around the world and experiences that some would call miracles, and his practical globally known impact on governments and institutions worldwide, is a stunningly entertaining story, as well as a cosmic how-to book that can shift you, your life, and the world around you.
The Tao of Tai Chi: The Making of a New Science is a profound story of how one man used Tai Chi and Internal Arts as a model for following the prescriptions of the ancient Chinese seminal book on Taoism, the Tao te Ching, to not only transform his life, but to actually have a massive healing impact worldwide. Yet, it is far from one man’s story. It is a book showing how the ancient book of Chinese philosophy, the Tao te Ching, can be a guide for everyone, and how Tai Chi and Qigong mind-body sciences can not only profoundly improve one’s health, but can be powerful tools to learn how to navigate the Tao, the Way of the Universe, as described in the Tao te Ching.
This book elegantly weaves science, spirituality, and real world events that will leave you profoundly excited about the future of humanity. It offers down to earth, practical self-help tips on how Tai Chi, Qigong, and mind-body practices can improve performance, health, mental acuity, and productivity. Yet, with the turn of a page, soars into descriptions of amazing other-worldly events the author experienced that will raise the hair on your arms and fill your heart and mind with wonder and awe. And then with the turn of another page you will find a logical science based explanation of these mystical occurrences that will leave you with an electric feeling that spirituality and science are not that far apart, and that blurring of the lines may by painting a hopeful future for all of us, a future more beautiful and auspicious than you have ever dared to dream could be possible.
The author of this book’s first best-selling Tai Chi book has been published worldwide in several languages, and he teaches and has taught Tai Chi Meditation for many of the world’s largest health systems and corporations, as well as at Folsom Maximum Security Prison. Many of his students in his live classes and those who studied using his world acclaimed DVD program have seen profound life altering benefits. A DVD he produced was provided by physicians and neurologists all across the United States to their patients.
He was commissioned by Prevention Magazine to create their Tai Chi Tutorial for their article on ‘boosting your immune system using Tai Chi,’ & his health education efforts have been covered by media worldwide, including: The New York Times; CNN; FOX News; The Wall Street Journal; Agence France Presse TV; China’s CCTV News, & BBC TV News.
EXPERT REVIEWS ...
"I just finished this book, and I cannot say how much I enjoyed it. It is dead on with synchronicity--and a book like this has been a long time coming--the Tai Chi world has needed a book like this for a long time!"
-- Dr. Pete Gryffin, University of Florida Alumni Fellow, author of "Tai Chi Therapy: The Science of Metarobics," founder of the MetarobicInstitute
"Bill Douglas, founder of World Tai Chi Day, has written a revealing, heartfelt book about his personal journey and its universal implications. Delving into the worlds of science, spirituality and martial arts ...There are many valuable lessons to be learned from this illuminating book."
-- Barry Strugatz, director of the documentary, THE PROFESSOR: TAI CHI'S JOURNEY WEST
"The Tao of Tai Chi was the answer to my longing to learn more about Tao. From the beginning till the end I was fascinated ..."
-- Hilda Cardinaels, Tai Chi Teacher, Belgium
"This is an addition any serious student of Tai Chi should add to their collection! Tai Chi is much larger than the martial applications, Bill's book tackles more than the nuts and bolts and deals with what makes it work! This is a book you can read again and again, one you can contemplate with!"
-- Dave Pickens, National Co-Chairman of Kung Fu AAU, previous National Chairman Chinese Martial Arts Division United States Amateur Athletic Union
"This book can shift the "earth below and the heaven above", not just your Tai Chi and Qigong journey, but the way you see and live your life in the universe. The Tao of Tai Chi: The Making of a New Science may become a tectonic shifting point for the Tai Chi and Qigong world ... Bill's deep understanding of "The Qi" lends him to combine spirit and science in a real livable productive path. This is a 'must read' for everyone!"
-- Dr. Effie Chow PhD, Founder of the annual World Congress on Qigong/Tai Chi/Traditional Chinese Medicine, Appointee to President Bill Clinton's White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy
"The Tao of Tai Chi is a magical book ... Each page, each paragraph, each picture tell us that Qigong and Tai Chi, more than just a psychophysical exercise, is really a profound art,science, study and poetry ... It reveals how the movements we perform in Internal Arts, uniting our body and our breathing, can open us to infinite miracles!"
-- Professor Jose Milton de Olivera, Square of the Universal Harmony, Being Tao Association, Brasilia, Brazil
"After reading The Tao of Tai Chi: The Making of a New Science I feel like I have been credited with 100 more years and wisdom. ... The extraordinary level of information, personal experiences and anecdotes he makes available to us, has resulted in a wonderful book which will obviously impact the world."
-- Master Ariel Betti, Founder of FITAQI/ Active Promoter of Tai Chi/ Qigong and Meditation in Africa
"I LOVED THIS BOOK, really lovely! This book took me into a very deep trip internally and what I liked the most was that Bill was able to connect Art with Philosophy, Science, and more specifically with Consciousness Science in a way that seemed so very easy and simple, as simply elegant as a flower opening. It is an awakening tool for everyone ... the way of well being and a better life."
-- Mohamed Essa, Chromatic Healing Founder, Cairo, Egyptian Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, World Healing Day Organizer, Cairo, Egypt
"This latest book from World Tai Chi Day founder Bill Douglas is a must read for all tai chi practitioners from beginners to grand masters. I consider Bill to be a visionary and his tireless efforts to get the " Tai Chi word" out there is so inspiring . I hope this book makes it into the bestsellers list as it is such a deserving publication. Keep up the amazing work that you do Bill. "
-- Bev Abela, Tai Chi @ The Beach, Perth, Australia
READER'S REVIEWS ...
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful Book and a Rare Find
By heal and be well
The Tao of Tai Chi by Bill Douglas is a beautiful book and a rare find. As a Tai Chi practitioner and instructor I will continue to use this book as my guiding light, as it has enriched my own practice as well as my approach to teaching. This book is more about the yin, the feminine, the letting go side of practicing Tai Chi. It is written with such love and integrity that my heart continues to melt, exhaling deeper with every word. I read it slowly, rereading lines, paragraphs and chapters, trying to absorb as much of the book's yin philosophy. I highly recommend The Tao of Tai Chi to practitioners, students and instructors alike, as well as for anyone interested in learning more about Taoism, Tai Chi and their correlation.
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enjoyed reading, The Tao of Tai Chi
By Patricia Kirtleyon
I enjoyed reading, The Tao of Tai Chi. Douglas’ references to evidence-based science in his new book will help practitioners replicate the healing potential of Tai Chi. His observations on art, science, mathematics and physics are most helpful in developing an integrated view of life. Many will identify with his journey and reap the benefits of his introspective reflection. My wife and I will certainly experience a personal connection when we celebrate future World Tai Chi & Qigong Days.
-- Dr. William (Bill) Kirtley President National Social Science Association
5.0 out of 5 stars
Finding the heart center of Tai Chi, Bill Douglas does it again.
By J. Vanschelton
Bill Douglas is a pioneer relationship artist. Forming strong lasting relationships through deep listening and true hearing of the heart of the one in front of him. This book relates his life long journey of discovering the natural science (Tao) of Tai Chi. The information and perspective shared in this book are gleaned from decades of study and interactions world wide with other Tai Chi players. Bill lived this Tai Chi experience through his idea and actions of bringing into being a dedicated day, all around the world now, to the practice of Tai Chi and Qi gong to share and expand the reach of Tai Chi for heath and humanity. As a Tai chi Teacher and practitioner for over 3 decades myself I can say that any player of Tai chi would benefit from this book, It is like having a good friend who tells you where to go and look to see the best sights. Beginner players and well seasoned Tai Chi players will find gems of insight that match their experience and also direct their attention and awareness to new vistas of discover. Bravo Bill for once again helping the Tai Chi world come together in the flow and May we all experience the Tao of Tai Chi. Peace and may the Clear light shine from your heart
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well Worth Your Time
By Cecily T.
Groundbreaking book using one man's journey to explore the opening of consciousness in the West. Both a very personal memoir and an epic narrative. Tai Chi brings together the micro and macro-cosmic forces that can re-balance one individual or a culture
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Tao of Tai Chi is a box of candy for those of us who have long loved the art
ByTaoist Monk Yunrouon
A tai chi memoir that offers both the yin of living the art through introspection and experience and the yang of connecting it to science, medicine, and the practical realities of everyday life. Full of tragedy, triumph, persistence, and heart, The Tao of Tai Chi is a box of candy for those of us who have long loved the art, and an inspiration to those who have just begin to taste it.
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By Mac Daddy
Insightful reflections from an insightful Tai Chi master. Highly suggest for any serious practitioner.
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By Susan Austinon