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Who designed this exercise?
This exercise was concisely designed by David Chen, Ph.D. in Exercise Science. Dr. Chen has been studying and working on teaching and teacher education in Eastern and Western exercise and fitness fields for over 20 years. Thousands of students have benefited from his instructions. Dr. Chen fully understands the difficulties and frustrations that Western students have had in learning Eastern exercise styles like Tai Chi and Qigong systerms. To help more Western people who are interested in Chinese style exercises fully enjoy the beauty and benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong practice IMMEDIATELY, Dr. Chen has been developing viewer-friendly, easy, safe, enjoyable and effective exercise routines for various populations. All of these exercise routines were carefully designed by following safety rules, professional teaching guidelines, human learning characteristics, and principles in traditional Chinese medicine and modern exercise science.
What is special in this video?
This video is the second level "wheelchair" version of Dr. Chen's Tai Chi Qigong workout routines. Dr. Chen will lead you through the safe, easy and effective warm-up and stretching, and eleven easy and beautiful Tai Chi and Qigong forms in seated position. Breathing has been fully integrated into the moves, and breathing cues are provided. With a fully balanced, mirror-imaged demonstration, you will never get lost. Just follow Dr. Chen's moves and cues, you will have a complete body-mind workout.
Whom is this for?
This video is designed for people who have lower extremity disabilities, and have practiced Dr. Chen's Tai Chi GongFa 001 for 3 months to move up to maintain a regular 27-minute gentle, safe, and effective daily workout. It will specially benefit people who are physically weak, rely on wheelchair, or spend most time in bed because of sickness or injuries. It will help gradually restore and strengthen their internal energy and improve health and fitness.