Tai Chi Fundamentals® Adapted Program 3-DVD Set: Includes Optional Side Support, Walker Support and Seated Versions
For personal practice, tai chi instructors and health professionals
Tricia Yu, MA
DVD 3 hours ©Tricia Yu 2015
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Learn more about the Tai Chi Fundamentals® Adapted Program
Learn from these DVDs and practice daily at home. This program is designed to make tai chi accessible to people of all ages and abilities. The 3-DVD Set includes DVDs for Optional Side Support, Walker Support, and Seated Versions. All movement is taught in a simple-to- complex progression and can be modified to accommodate individual needs.
Instruction is presented in a clear, easy-to-learn format taught both indoors with mirrors and outdoors in beautiful surroundings. It includes guidelines for practice as well as practical and inspirational information for integrating tai chi into daily life. Enjoyable and energizing, it makes tai chi accessible to people of all ages and abilities. This adaptable, safe, holistic exercise program is ideal for lifelong well-being.
This 3-disk DVD Set includes the following versions:
- Disk 1: Optional Side Support Program (58 minutes)
- Disk 2: Walker Support Program (58 minutes)
- Disk 3: Seated Program (55 minutes)
Each DVD includes:
- Basic Moves: an 11-minute series of exercises that serve as building blocks for training tai chi movement skills and energetics.
- Tai Chi Fundamentals® Short Form: a 4-minute, flowing sequence simplified from the original Tai Chi Fundamentals® Form.
- Mind/Body Skills Training: Fosters attention and focus; a calm, observant state of mind; awareness of posture and breathing; and physical relaxation.
This set is an ideal resource for personal home use as well as for community and senior centers, independent and assisted living facilities, long-term care, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation facilities, home health, or any place where people wish to exercise with support when needed.
Program Applications: Wellness, balance, geriatrics, stress and pain management, PTSD, TBI, polytrauma, autoimmune diseases, women’s health, orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular, and respiratory rehabilitation.
Reviews of the Tai Chi Fundamentals® Adapted Program
Tricia Yu’s . . . earlier landmark book, Tai Chi Fundamentals, was instrumental in catalyzing the integration of Tai Chi practice and principles into physical therapy and rehabilitation programs worldwide . . . [Tai Chi Fundamentals Adapted Program] is destined to become another widely used landmark program. – Peter Wayne, PhD, Research Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Author, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi
Tricia Yu is dedicated to making Tai Chi accessible to people with a wide range of abilities. I highly recommend this book for experienced Tai Chi instructors teaching students with limited mobility. – Tai Chi Grandmaster William C. C. Chen, Author, Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Ch’uan
Tai Chi Fundamentals Adapted Program is an outstanding resource . . . describes a safe, well-structured, medically sound tai chi program. The curriculum is organized in a motor skill progression and includes sufficient detail that readers will find easy to follow. The adapted program is true to the core principles of tai chi in providing benefits to both mind and body. – Jeffrey J. Sacks, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
. . . Tai Chi has been constructively and rationally advocated by Tricia Yu and Kristi Hallisy, and acknowledged by their vast numbers of students and practitioners. This companion text provides materials that complement their Tai Chi Fundamentals [and] should not only guide prospective users but inspire them as well. – Steven L. Wolf, Ph.D., FAPTA, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
As a physical therapist who has incorporated Tricia’s and Kristine’s approach to tai chi in my teaching of courses for physical therapists, . . . I know practitioners will find that this book . . . will meet the needs of many of our patients and clients through a challenging, yet fun-filled satisfying movement experience. – Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, DSc (hon), GCS, CSCS, CEEAA, FAPTA. Professor of Physical Therapy, New York University, Immediate Past-President World Confederation for Physical Therapy
This is the most all-inclusive program for Tai Chi I have found for individuals that require adaptive techniques or external support . . . I highly recommend this book. – Marcella McGee OTD, OTR/L, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, specializing in skilled therapy, falls prevention, and adaptive sports