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Taiji for Arthritis

Instructor: Stan Rockwell certified Tai Chi for Diabetes and Tai for Arthritis instructor by the Tai Chi for Health Institute

Below is a demonstration of Dr. Paul Lam's Taiji for Arthritis and warm up and cool down. An article about the use of taiji for pain relief can be found here. Other studies on the benefits of Taiji for Arthritis are here, here, and here.

Thanks fo David Beals for the form video recorded at World Tai Chi and Qigong Day in Williamsburg, VA at Quarterpath Recreation Center in 2013..

You can find Dr. Lam's videos and books at http://us.taichiproductions.com/. More information about taijiquan and qigong for arthritis is at http://www.americantaichi.net/TaiChiQigongForHealth.asp?subject=Arthritis

Principles and Visualizations for Practice

Posture, Balance and Breathing:

 

 

A list of the movements can be found here in .PDF format.

Verbal Cues for the form:

 

List of movements for Taiji for Arthritis
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
1. Commencement form
2. Open and close
3. Single whip – right
4. Wave hands like clouds – three times to the right
5. Open and close
6. Single whip – left
7. Wave hands like clouds – three times to the left
8. Open and close
9. Brush knee – left
10. Play the lute
11. Parry and punch
12. Block and close
13. Push the mountain
14. Open and close
15. Brush knee – right
16. Play the lute
17. Parry and punch
18. Block and close
19. Push the mountain
20. Open and close
21. Brush knee – right
22. Leisurely tie coat
23. Open and close
24. Single whip – left
25. Punch under elbow
26. Repulse monkey – left
27. Repulse monkey – right
28. Brush knee – left
29. Leisurely tie coat
30. Open and close
31. Brush knee – left
32. Leisurely tie coat
33. Open and close
34. Single whip – right
35. Punch under elbow
36. Repulse monkey – right
37. Repulse monkey –left
38. Brush knee – right
39. Leisurely tie coat
40. Open and close
41. Closing
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Basic Warm Up

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Arthritis Taiji Form

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Arthritis Taiji Form with Mirror

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Cool Down - Five Element Qigong.

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Below is a free first lesson for Tai Chi for Arthritis by the creator of the form, Dr. Paul Lam.

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