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The Harvard medical school guide to tai chi : 12 weeks to a healthy body, strong heart, and sharp mind / Peter M. Wayne, with Mark Fuerst.

(Author). Fuerst, Mark. (Added Author).
  • ISBN: 9781590309421 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1590309421 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Description: xiii, 336 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Boston : Shambhala,

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Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New 613.7148/Wayne (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books RM 727 T34 W39 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction RM 727 .T34 W39 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 613.7148 WAYNE 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
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Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 613.71 Wayne (Text to phone) Checked out 04/28/2014

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Introduction: East meets West at Harvard medical school -- pt. 1. Tai chi and its essential elements -- The ancient promise of, and modern need for, tai chi -- The eight active ingredients of tai chi -- Put the principles into practice: a simplified tai chi protocol -- pt. 2. Proof of the promise: tai chi through the lens of modern science -- Improve your balance and bones -- Ease your aches and pains -- Strengthen your heart -- Deepen and enrich your breathing -- Sharpen your mind -- Enhance psychological well being and sleep quality -- pt. 3. Integrating tai chi into everyday life -- Tai chi for two -- Cross-train with tai chi -- On-the-job tai chi -- Enhance your creativity -- Lifelong learning with tai chi -- Afterword: Tai chi and 21st century medicine.
Summary: Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works.
Subject: Tai chi > Therapeutic use.
Health.