Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Chi Energy Workouts for Beginners|
Actor: David Carradine
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Let David Carradine guide you through beginning and basic Chi Kung and Tai Chi exercises that remove tension, stress and pent-up emotions from the mind, while also increasing your flow of energy. You will also gently tone,... more »
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5 STAR ! ! ! !
YogaKat | Oregon United States | 05/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am reviewing this DVD for a second time after using it regularly for 2 months. This is my favorite of the three Tai Chi DVD's currently available by David Carradine. You get two full 1-hour practices on this DVD; it is well worth the money. The menu's are excellent, you can start in any part of the practice that you like. There are several people in the class, including David Carradine at the front of the class, but Arnold Tayam is the instructor. The backdrop is superimposed nature footage, which is a beautiful addition to the class instruction.
The first practice is called Chi Kung workout and concentrates on working with your internal, chi energies. The second is the Tai Chi beginner's workout. Each practice starts out with a brief introduction, then a warm-up/stretching to get you ready for the practice. With the Tai Chi workout you start by learning and repeating each individual stance, then you move on to a slow method of connecting these individual stances. At the end you learn to flow everything together. I started out by just working on the individual stances and once I learned those, I moved on to the next practices. The Chi Kung workout is terrific. I've really learned to feel that magnetic, chi energy in this practice. After this practice I feel so centered and balanced. It is very gentle on your body, but will help to make you feel strong internally. I follow the movements as a mirror image, which is backwards from how it is directed, but works well for me.
Additionally, you can workout to music without the narration and you also get a few songs off David Carradines' CD"
Balancing the emotions and developing awareness
Matt Myers | 04/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This exercise helps you balance emotions: fear/willpower, anger/focus, nervousness/joy, worry/connectedness, grief/confidence; and helps you quiet your ego (as defined by Eckhart Tolle's, Power of Now) and experience awareness with compassion, maturity of mind and emotions, and vigor. You can experience this your first time and along a sine wave of less/more for years of daily living.
All of this is demonstrated in front of timeless video of the earth and our surroundings to helpful music and instructions (or without the verbal instructions -a Special Feature)."
David Vidal | 06/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am very pleased with David Carradine's video on workouts.Found it to be beneficial ,since I am using a specific workout, for a particular ailment , I had once, and I am convinced that this specific workout will suppress any chance of it coming back."
All in all, its worth the time and money.
T. Rex | 01/28/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The negative...in the Tai Chi section some of the camera angles make it difficult for the true beginner to keep up with or figure out how to do the moves. You have to back up and watch it a couple of times in order to do them correctly. Example, they are telling you and showing you the movement and you have to move your feet, but they are showing the people from the waist up.
The positive...very thorough, calming, they explain everything, why you do the moves, etc. The Chi Gung section is very good. The entire video is sectioned into chapters that you can skip to once you learn all the moves fluidly, that is nice.
I do recommend this video for the beginner."