The Tao of Tai Chi: The Making of a New Science (英語) ペーパーバック – 2016/8/21
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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 mans 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 ones 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 books 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 worlds 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 has been 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, and 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 Television; Chinas global news network CCTV, and BBC Television.
William Douglas is the author of a best-selling Tai Chi and Qigong Meditation book published worldwide in several languages, and is the Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. A global health and healing event celebrated annually in 100s of cities in over 80 nations. Douglas is one of the world's foremost experts on Tai Chi as a mind-body healing technology, and he was selected as the 2009 Inductee to the World Internal Arts Hall of Fame in New York; and the recipient of the "Media Excellence in Qigong Award," from the World Congress on Qigong in San Francisco; and the "Extraordinary Service in the Field of Qigong Award," from the National Qigong Association.
He has presented worldwide, and has been commissioned to teach Tai Chi for many of the world's largest health institutions and employee and executive staffs of some of the world's largest corporations. He was commissioned by Prevention Magazine to create their Tai Chi Tutorial for their article on 'boosting your immune system with Tai Chi.' Douglas's hospital Tai Chi Meditation programs have profoundly improve the lives of patients dealing with many major health challenges, and a DVD he produced has been provided to patients all across the United States by their physicians and neurologists.
He has been a Tai Chi source for The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; Reader's Digest; WebMD; The South China Morning Post; China's Xinhua News Agency; & media worldwide, and is the Official Tai Chi Expert for famed naturopath & best-selling author, Dr. Andrew Weil's websites. His book was recommended by American Airlines American Way Inflight Magazine.
William Douglas's global health education efforts have been aided or supported by the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong; the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism; the Chinese Embassy in Egypt; the Indian Embassy in Egypt; the Italian Embassy in Beijing; & has been officially proclaimed or recognized by the senates of New York, Puerto Rico, California; the National Congress of Brazil; by 22 US Governors; and by officials, government ministries and agencies in many countries all around the world.
The annual event he organizes has been covered by CNN, FOX, BBC Television News, Agence France Presse TV, Associated Press Television, by national television news worldwide, including national Egyptian television; Brazilian national TV news; China's CCTV News; Italian national news; Uruguayan national news; Iranian national news; Israeli news ...
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
Dr. William (Bill) Kirtley
National Social Science Association