Starring: Dr. Paul Lam
Encoding: Region 1
Format: Color, Fullscreen
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Wellspring Media
DVD Release Date: December 17, 2002
Tai Chi in the official Chinese Pin Yin is known as Taiji, and its proper name
is Tai Chi Chuan (taijiquan). Chinese words that end in quan or Chuan (which
means 'fist' in Chinese) are a form of martial art. Tai Chi is a philosophical
term in Chinese and means "supreme ultimate of ultimates."
Tai Chi is a discipline that can keep you healthy and happy. It connects body
and mind in relaxing and fun movements that promote health and fitness. It has
been suggested in studies that it can improve conditions of arthritis, heart
disease, diabetes, respiratory problems and other chronic illnesses. It can
also improve your balance, posture while lessening depression and stress.
This video shows Tai Chi as taught and performed by Dr. Paul Lam. He is a family
physician in Sydney, Australia for 26 years. Upon his graduation from medical
school, he set out to research the effects of Tai Chi on arthritis, a disease
he was showing symptoms of. In 1997, he designed a 12 movement "Tai Chi
For Arthritis" program and "Tai Chi For Diabetics" in 2001. This
video, "Tai Chi For Beginners" followed. It's a very basic introduction
to the art form in an easy to follow program performed by Dr. Lam and several
of his students. Several camera angles are used to assist in performing the
Clean and clear, good colors as one would expect from a new production.
Stereo with good definition.
Non animated menus with scene select.
- Scene Selection
- 24 Forms Demonstration
How much of an effect these movements have on well being can certainly be
debated, but they do seem to aid in relaxation and increase ones range of movement.
Rent it and see what it does for you.