Human Kinetics Releases 'Tai Chi Illustrated', MASSAGE MagazineThe Chinese have recognized the benefits of tai chi since the 12th century AD, and now Western science is acknowledging the health benefits associated with what many call “moving meditation.” Tai chi is one of the fastest-growing fitness activities (more than 2.3 million participants in the U.S. alone) and has been credited with a variety of health benefits, including improved muscle strength, coordination, flexibility, balance and sleep.

Tai Chi Illustrated offers a comprehensive look at the mind–body exercise with full-color photo sequences demonstrating the most popular tai chi routines. Photos are accompanied by numbered steps that explain how to execute each move, making the exercises accessible for beginning and intermediate audiences alike. The book focuses on the most popular yang-style routines, including Grasp Sparrow’s Tail and Part the Wild Horse’s Mane, all of which can be performed in limited space with minimal training. Tai Chi Illustrated makes it easy to learn tai chi and harness the healing power of chi, or energy, and get on the path to better health and self-awareness.

Tai Chi Illustrated features internationally renowned instructor Master Pixiang Qiu and mind–body exercise expert Weimo Zhu. For more information or to purchase Tai Chi Illustrated for $19.95, visit