Tai Chi for Beginners Video | Dr Paul Lam | Free Lesson and Introduction

Tai Chi for Beginners Video | Dr Paul Lam | Free Lesson and Introduction


(gentle acoustic music) – [Narrator] Tai Chi for
Beginners is designed to improve health, fitness, and relaxation. Dr Paul Lam, a family physician and Tai Chi expert, is a
world leader in the field of Tai Chi for health improvement. Dr Lam and his medical
and Tai Chi colleagues have created a series of Tai
Chi for health programs, shown by medical studies to improve health and quality of life. His Tai Chi programs have impacted over two million people worldwide. How to use this program. – [Dr Paul Lam] Hello and welcome!
Thanks for joining us. To get the best out of this program, please view the Introduction
before starting the lessons. You’ll find out why I have
created this program, what is Tai Chi, what
is in this program, and the benefits you can
gain from learning it. When you’re ready to start the lessons, please set aside a regular
time every day to do my class. One hour, half an hour, or
even 20 minutes will work well. Do consider to ask some friends to join you. I will be teaching you as though you were having lessons with me. Do follow my instruction
carefully, and practice regularly. I recommend you practice
for one or two weeks after each lesson. When it becomes so
familiar with the movements that you can run through them by memory, then you’re ready to move
on to the next lesson. Remember, it’s better to
learn fewer movements well than rushing through too many. In the world of Tai Chi, more and quicker is not necessarily better. If one lesson is too much for you, and you can’t remember
one lesson in one sitting, you can stop the DVD any time, practice what you have learned until you’re familiar with that, then, only then, you can move on to the
next part of the lesson. During the practice time, you
can go through the lessons again, or you can just
follow me at that session, run through that particular lesson. Remember, if you’re able
to practice by memory, you can take your Tai Chi anywhere. Like me, when I do my Tai Chi anywhere, in an aeroplane, or as
I’m waiting for somebody. If you can remember the forms, then you can also internalise it. That is the best way
to improve your Tai Chi and to gain greater enjoyment
and more health benefits. Finally, do persevere with your practice, and I’m sure you will
enjoy your Tai Chi journey. I look forward to meet
with you in person one day. You are welcome to email
me through my website. – [Narrator] At the end
of the DVD, Doctor Lam will demonstrate the
entire set from the front, and then the back-on views. You can use the back-on
view to follow him, and practice with him once you
have learned the program. Be sure to view Stay Safe
before you start practising Doctor Lam’s lessons. (soft acoustic music) The Tai Chi for Beginners
program is based on six easy steps. As you go through the lessons,
you will learn these steps. They will be presented in a
mixed order within the lessons. For example, Lesson
one contains Qigong one and movement one, and lesson two contains Qigong two and movement two. All movements will be put together into a flowing set from lesson six. You can view a summary of
the steps from the menu. Introduction. (gentle acoustic music) – [Dr Paul Lam] I have been working
with my Tai Chi colleagues for many years to design a
complete beginner’s package. We constructed the six easy
steps to be ideal for beginners. It is easy to learn, it
will build a solid foundation, and improve health and wellness. If you’re looking for something simple, something you can continue
to practice for a lifetime, then this is the package for you. And if you want to explore
further for something more challenging, then this
could be the right package too because Tai Chi for
Beginners fit seamlessly into to most popular Tai
Chi set, the 24 Forms. (gentle acoustic music) – [Narrator] Tai Chi
originated from ancient China. Nowadays, most people practice Tai Chi for health and relaxation. Created based on law of nature, Tai Chi strengthens the mind and body. Integration of the mind
and body can be achieved through the ongoing practice of Tai Chi. It is suitable for almost anyone, and can be practiced anywhere. The flowing movements
contain much inner strength, like water flowing in a river. Beneath the tranquil
surface there is a current with immense power, the power
for healing and wellness. – There are many styles of Tai Chi. Yang style is the most popular,
and is characterised by slow, gentle, and expansive movements. The 24 Forms based on Yang
style is the most popular Tai Chi sets practiced in the world today. This is why we have created
Tai Chi for Beginners based on the 24 forms. The oldest style is Chen,
which is characterised by fastness intermixed with slowness, softness complement the hardness. – [Narrator] Sun style was
created by Mister Sun Lu Tang in the early part of the 20th century. It contains a unique and powerful Qigong. All styles of Tai Chi share
the same essential principles. Understanding and incorporating
the Tai Chi principles is what makes Tai Chi so
unique and powerful for health. – Tai Chi is for yourself. I do Tai Chi to make me feel good, and that is actually the
most important purpose of Tai Chi, it make you feel good, and it make you feel healthier. – [Narrator] In recent years,
numerous medical studies have shown Tai Chi improves
almost all aspects of health. Tai Chi improves physical
health, especially muscular strength,
flexibility, and fitness. It relaxes the mind and
improves mental balance to help manage stress. Tai Chi brings harmony and tranquillity, providing us with inner
peace and enabling us to listen and understand others better, thus improving relationship. – Tai Chi is also a very
nice social exercise because it’s different,
so it’s refreshing. And because it’s
non-competitive, you can do that with your friends, your
family, your work colleagues, and it’s wonderful to build
bondings between friends, and it’s fantastic to build team spirit between your work mates. – [Narrator] Learning Tai
Chi empowers us to improve health and quality of life. It can be an enjoyable
exercise for a lifetime. Lesson with Doctor Lam, lesson one. – Welcome to lesson one,
we’re going to start every lesson with this greeting, which is a universal
greeting in the Tai Chi world and it’s a way to show our mutual respect. The right hand in a fist means strength. The left hand with the fingers
close means friendship, and the thumb banked means humility. And hands together, feet together, it’s a greeting for mutual respect. In this lesson, we’re going
to do the first Qigong exercise and the first
foundational movement. – [Narrator] Let us start
with warm up exercises. – The warm up exercises
are designed to prepare you for Tai Chi so your body gets warmed up, your joints get gently stretched. This is called one, two, three warm up and cool down exercises. Number one is walking around, loosening up your joints,
and warm up your whole body. Number two is two stretches in each part of your body. Starting from the neck,
two neck stretches. Then the shoulder, then the spine, hips, knees, and ankles. Three is three cooling down exercises. We’ll do that at the end of the lesson. – [Narrator] Warm up exercises. – Walk around, smile to everybody, exercise your cheek muscles. Standing upright, but not tense, and standing about shoulder width apart. Now, let’s start, hands up
slowly, breathing slowly. Turn your palm. As your palm gently push towards you and I would like you to gently
push your chin back. Then, push your hands
forward, and slowly, slowly bend your neck. Hands up again, breathing. Do everything slowly, smoothly. Push back, chin back, push forward and down, neck bend gently. For the third time, hands up, breathing, gently push your chin back, forward, down. The second neck exercise is same. We’re going to bring our hands up first, and then let your left
hand turn, face you, and gently push the right
hand next to the hip. And now, we’re going to turn
your neck with your hand, but the first time turn to
70% of your normal range. Come back. Change hands, and turn to 70% of your normal range. Come back. Each time, we’re going to
turn just a little bit more. Come back. And turn. So, for the third time, each repetition we’re going to just
turn a tiny little more. Come back. And to the right side. The next exercise are the shoulders. We’re going to roll our
shoulders forward gently once, twice, three times. And then we’re going to
roll them back gently, once, twice, three times. And the second shoulder
exercise, open up your hands, breathing, breathing
up, and then breathe out and gently press down, bending
your knees just a little. Up, breathe in. Down, breathe out. That’s great, let’s do that again. Breathe in gently, breathe out, press down gently. Now, we go down to the spine. The spine stretching
exercise start out with both hands in front as
though we’re carrying a large beach ball. And we’re going to take the bottom hand, more it up, as though the
ceiling is falling down and we’re going to hold
it up with one hand, and push down the other hand. Now, we bring our hands
back and change hands. Hold up the ceiling and pushing
down with the other hand. When you bring it back, you
can bend your knees a little and when you push you can stand up. And one more time, carry the ball. As you stretch, visualise
your spine stretching gently. One more time each side. As you stretch, visualise
your spine gently stretch. And back to carrying a ball and stretch. The next spine exercise, still going to start carrying the ball, and make sure you bend
your knees just a little, and we’re going to take the
ball and turn it to one side. Only just a little turn. And then we’re going to change our hands. And when we turn, turn with your torso, so your torso’s, change your hands, your torso turn and
your hands move with it. Change your hands. So we’re not gonna turn in too far, just here. Change your hands, and turn to the left. And one last turn to the right. Next, is the hip. The first hip exercise we’re
going to bring our hands forward slowly and then
as your hands go down you bend your knees a little bit. And then you take a small step forward and push your hands back to balance. Then you can have a rest in the middle, and step back. Have a rest in the middle, step forward. Or, you can just move through if you’re comfortable to do that. Forward, backwards. Let’s do the same the other side. Forward, backward. Forward, backwards. Then the next hip exercise, we’re still going to start,
slightly bend your knee. Imagine there’s a wall on one side and you’re going to push on the wall, and your left hand is just
below the right elbow, and gently stretch the left foot. Then we’re going to change sides and stretch the right foot. Let’s do that again. Push the wall, stretch. Push the wall, and stretch. One more time each side, stretch. And, the other side. Next is the knees. We’re going to start turning your toes out just a little bit and make
two fists next to your hip, but make sure your fist
is loose and comfortable. Bend your knees and take a small step forward, touching down on the ball of the foot and gently punch forward at the same time with the other hand. Let’s do the other side. Right toe on the ground
and punch the left fist. Come back. Now, if you’re comfortable you are, can stretch a little further if you like. Come back. If you’re not too sure,
do a smaller stretch or hang on to a chair or
something to support you. One last stretch with the knee, and then we’re going to do
the second knee stretch. Still starts the same way, but we’re going to touch
down on the heel first, then put your foot down
with all your weight, and then shift your weight
forward and gently punch forward. Come back. Same with the other side, heel, foot, and punch the opposite fist. Come back. Step, gentle punch, come back. And step, gentle punch, come back. One more time. Now we’re going down to the ankles. Bend your knees a little bit and touch the heel, the toe, heel, toes, heel and then toes. And let’s do the same the other foot. Heel, toe, heel, toe, heel, toe. And now, we’re going to just gently turn your ankle inwards and outwards. Inward and outwards. Make sure you don’t put weight on it. And the other side. Inward, outward, in, out, in, out. Have a little shake. – [Narrator] Learn new forms. – Qigong is one of the
oldest exercises in history, dating back to thousands
of years in China. It encompasses a variety of breathing and meditative exercises,
some of them with movements, and some of them are stationary. The first Wu Chi means life
energy within a living being. And the second Wugong means a
method or a formal exercise. So, simply, Qigong is an exercise to
cultivate the live energy. According to traditional Chinese medicine, a person with good Qi
is healthy and strong. The core power of Tai Chi is Qi. So, Tai Chi is a form of moving Qigong. I’m going to teach you
the essential Qigong that will help you
internalise the Tai Chi, and thus make it more powerful. This Qigong are easy to learn, and with practice you can incorporate them into your Tai Chi forms. The first Qigong exercise is an exercise for posture. It’s called posture of infinity. When the universe started,
it was infinity, it was huge. And, it’s standing upright without being tense, your feet parallel, about shoulder width, so you are in good balance. Your body is upright, as
though you are a string, and you’re stretching that
string from both sides, looking eye level and quiet your mind. Staying for just a little
while, 10, 20 seconds. When you feel comfortable
then you can just let go, relax and shake your legs. I am going to follow a similar
format with all my lessons. Firstly, I’ll show you
the entire movement. Then I’ll break it up into small parts and teach one part at a time. But I’ll always start from the
beginning of each movement. The foundational movements
are the most important movements in the set. So we’re going to do left and right side of the foundational
movements, and each movement have a beginning and an ending. And to the left and right
side, we’re gonna do it twice, so it’s like a little
miniature, flowing set. I’m gonna show you the first one first, which is walking forward. You start with your hands in the back, like this, palms facing out. Let me show you. – [Narrator] Movement
one, stepping forward. (gentle acoustic music) – Start with your feet,
toes pointing up a little, and slightly separate to a
comfortable stance for you. And then bring your hands to the back so that the wrists are resting on the back here. Then you bend your knees to
what’s comfortable to you, shift weight to the right,
and then take a step straight with the left foot. Take a small step, just a step
that’s comfortable to you. Put your foot down and then
shift your weight forward. Then as you shift your weight
back, lift your toe up. I’d like to introduce Janet. – Hello. – Janet is a doctor and a Tai Chi teacher. Bending your knee might look simple, but sometimes it takes a
lot of your muscle power. One of the things in Tai
Chi, when we bend our knees, it’s a good idea not to over bend it, because if bent too far,
you lost the balance. Let me show you what I mean. Janet will turn to the side and show you if she bend down, the knee cap to the toe, if you draw a line, then that kneecap should never go past that toe. So she shouldn’t bend so far that her kneecap pass the toe. This would be just nice. It’s must better to bend
less, stand up more, that’s totally okay. ‘Cause if you’re not used to
bending down with your knee sometimes you can just put
too much muscle strength. So when we teach you
this movement later on, as you bend down, and then you can continue to keep that bend position, but if you feel that’s a little tiring, it’s quite okay to stand up. That will release the tension. Later on, as you practice more Tai Chi, and your legs get stronger, then slowly, slowly, you can stay slightly bent. And after weeks and months,
when your muscle gets stronger, then you can bend a little
lower and a little lower and that’s a good way
to build your strength. – [Narrator] Follow Doctor Lam. – Bend your knees, weight on the right, take a step on the left, foot down, weight forward, and then weight back. Left toe up. Let’s do that again. Bend to what’s comfortable to you. Shift your weight, take a step forward, weight forward, weight back, lift up the left toe. One more time. Bend your knees, take a step forward, foot down, weight forward and weight back. Then you turn with your hip or your waist, so that your toe turns to the left. Then put your foot down, weight forward, and then bring the right
foot closer to the left but not too close. Follow me. Bend your knees, take a step forward, foot down, weight forward, weight back, toe up, turn with your waist to the left. Foot down, weight forward, and bring the right
foot closer to the left. Let’s do that again, step back. Bend your knees. Take a step forward, foot down, weight forward, weight back, toe up. Turn to the left, foot down, and bring the right
foot closer to the left. Let’s do that one more time. Bend your knees, step forward, foot down, weight forward, weight back, turn. Foot down. The great thing about Tai Chi is the training us to balance. Physical balance helps us to be stronger and less likely to
fall, or reduce falling. Mental balance helps us
to be mentally strong. So when you’re physically stronger you’re also mentally stronger. The mind, the body is connected. To train you to have better balance it’s really important to train you to be aware of your weight
and to step in the right way. So it might seem very
simple and not very exciting to start with, but this a really good foundational exercise if
you can just put up with it and take your time
training these leg muscles, training that weight
transference is going to make the rest of your Tai Chi so much easier and so much more enjoyable. So, follow me again, I’m
going to do the other side similarly, and then I’m going to join it so that we’re going to
do two left, two right, stepping forwards. Bend your knees, step forward, weight forward, weight back. Turn your waist, put your foot down. Weight forward, bring the
right foot closer to the left. And the same way, we’re going to step the right foot forward, put the foot down, weight forward, weight back. Lift the toe up, turn and then shift your weight forward, bring the left foot closer to the right. And then we continue to
do one more on the left, foot down, weight forward, weight back, turn. Foot down, weight forward. Let’s do one more time with the right. Foot down, weight forward, weight back, turn. And then you can have your
left foot closer to the right, back to where we started. – [Narrator] Follow Doctor Lam. – Bend your knees to where is comfortable. Take a step forward, weight forward, weight back, turn, put the foot down. Right foot closer to the left. Step forward with the
right foot, foot down, weight forward, weight back, turn with your hip. Weight forward, left
foot closer to the right, step your left foot
forward, weight forward, weight back, turn, foot down. Follow step, step forward, weight forward, weight back, turn. And left foot join the right. And slowly, slowly, stand up. – [Narrator] Run through lesson one. – Quiet your mind. Stand for just a little
while, 10, 20 seconds. Bend your knees to where is comfortable, take a step forward, weight forward, weight back, turn. Put your foot down. Right foot closer to the left. Step forward with the
right foot, foot down, weight forward, weight back, turn with your hip. Weight forward, left
foot closer to the right, step your left foot
forward, weight forward, weight back, turn. Foot down, follow step, step forward, weight forward. – [Narrator] You can
continue to walk forward for as many times as you like. Stop and repeat whenever you wish. Cool down exercises. – Now we’re going to do
three cooling down exercises. First one, gently tap your thigh. Lift your knees to what’s
comfortable to you. And the next one, we’re going
to gently clench your fists. Breathe in, and tense your body, and then let go. Breathe out. Gentle clench, tense, relax, let go. Breathe in as you tense,
breathe out as you relax. And the next cooling down
exercise, breathe in, and breathe out as you
gently press your hands down. Breathe in, and out. And one more time, breathe in, and out. – [Narrator] Message by Doctor Lam. – Another great thing
about Tai Chi is that it doesn’t matter how
old or how young you are, you can learn Tai Chi
and continue to progress, and if you wish, a lifetime. I heard from the tennis
world, they talk about the top tennis player, they
say when they reach 30, they’re too old, and that’s ridiculous. With Tai Chi, I have students
who’s over 90 year old. They learn Tai Chi and
they continue to progress, enjoy, and grow in Tai Chi. See you next lesson,
remember to keep practising . – [Narrator] Previews. – Hello and welcome, in 1974, when I graduated from medical school, my arthritis become worse. I took up Tai Chi to help
me manage the condition. It has been a life-changing, and still is, a life-changing experience for me. Tai Chi certainly improved my arthritis and enabled me to enjoy my
chosen and very busy lifestyle. I’ve seen the same impressive
result with thousands of people over the years. By now, numerous study
has shown Tai Chi improve almost all aspects of health. In particular, a good
number of study has shown our program are effective at improving quality of life, health,
and improving balance, leading to people with
less pain and less falls. – [Narrator] Doctor Marlene
Fransen, chief investigator of the largest ever published
Tai Chi for arthritis study, explains the results of her study. – In our study, we found
that Tai Chi for arthritis greatly improved joint
pain and physical function for people with osteoarthritis
of the hips or knees. – [Narrator] Dr Paul
Lam’s team of Tai Chi and medical experts have
produced several series of instructional DVDs for students of varying interests and levels. These range from beginner
series to improve health and lifestyle,
to the advanced series to expand your skill. Using his simple and
proven teaching method, Doctor Lam will show you
the forms step-by-step from different angles, with
close-ups, repetitions, illustrating them with
diagrams and footprints. He divides the form into small sections, so you can follow him with ease. He also explains the Tai Chi principles, and the inner meaning of the forms, and how to improve your Tai Chi. Doctor Lam has taken much time and care to make every DVD useful. When producing the Tai
Chi for Arthritis DVD, he worked closely with the
Arthritis Foundation of America to maximise the health
benefits for the users. Doctor Patience White,
chief public health officer of Arthritis Foundation in
USA, explains the reason why Arthritis Foundation
collaborates with Doctor Lam. – We at the Arthritis
Foundation are excited that you’re interested
in Tai Chi for Arthritis, brought to you by Doctor
Paul Lam, a worldwide renowned expert in Tai Chi,
and the Arthritis Foundation, your number one place to go
for arthritis information. – [Narrator] Tai Chi for Energy
and Tai Chi for Beginners are presented as virtual lessons. It will be like as though
you are participating in Doctor Lam’s class. Here is a list of beginners,
health, intermediate, and advanced series. (gentle acoustic music) – Our Tai Chi and
medical team really enjoy making useful material that
makes a difference for people. And I look forward to hear from you. – [Narrator] For a complete
range of Doctor Lam instructional DVDs, books,
music CDs, and charts, please visit Doctor Lam’s
website at taichiproductions.com.

100 Comments

  • Jessie Dizon says:

    I dream Tai Chi techniques your body to become a charging volt it means that your body must block totally and must move the arm 🙋 like a robot movement like Z or like Egypt paint that the arm in Z form youl feel the charging body when you do release it towards the target the Tai Chi was like a taser because the Tai Chi force are electric charges by your own body? Tai Chi Volt techniques 😇🌏🎭

  • Tim Robinson says:

    You’re Amazing Dude

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    I did extensive studies into tai chi and what I can find about the creator of tai chi Chen Wanting, he was a retired army general. He was famous for his martial art skill, why did he incorporated Chinese traditional medicine and the ancient understanding of nature into this art, making it so different from martial art. The ultimate purpose of tai chi is to cultivate qi, all these clearly pointing to tai chi for health and harmony. When one have this understanding, tai chi and its essential principles make perfect sense then. That is not to negate tai chi being a great martial art, but the core of tai chi is health and harmony.

  • Christophe Abiel says:

    Fuck you.

  • Lobsang Phuntsok says:

    this is awesome

  • Karen Dilger says:

    Just discovered this lesson. I only watched it, and tried walking. Hhhmmmm-I am going to do this! I am going to do this with my old, overweight husband. We will get stronger together. Thank you!!

  • Stephen Atkinson says:

    Every prince has a King of KING'S. Satan has a King that he is subject to. Bow your knee to the King.

  • kK says:

    Skip to 11.40

  • Nathan Matusek says:

    That fish at 7:12 was feeling the energy.

  • 名誉 ために日本人天の祖先天 says:

    "Do not grasp for magical effects and exotic foreign seeming teachers,

    keep grounded and meditate just on everyday consciousness, you may

    experience some things that are unique and ever extraordinary, however

    the proper approach is to try not to be attached to miraculous

    effects, because they are not the greatest gift, what is is the slow

    joy you that begins to awaken and live in every moment regardless of

    whether 'magic' is happening to your or not or whether the world seems

    to benefit you or not at that time."

  • 名誉 ために日本人天の祖先天 says:

    breathing room  HAPPY BABY POSE

    – I just had an experience with stronger variety of Japanese medicine, I am now grounding and recovery physically from the very awakening experience. I didn't realize how Japanese medicine keeps clean in the same way that soap does, the concept of respect and spacing things out in the culture effectively creates clean sterile situations both outside and inside the body, when purges are done to detoxify, the kidneys, for example, there are ways to truly remove toxins.

    Happy Baby Pose 女性根本

     My body is physically healthier because unhealthy waste elements have been removed. My mind is resting, because while the acupuncture was happening, I was writing prescriptions from the hypersensitive zazen state where I could more fully sense the depth of what the issues were in patients that were then charged with the exact amounts of energy needed for specific situations, in this way, I was called significantly cleaner than other alternative and wholistic medicine practitioners.

      I am a happy baby, wailing with gratitude.

    hif

    _ Mizouchi __

    ///~~~///“`~~~///

    みぞおち

    平和に慣れて

    fully digesting the experience

    WINNER – I am used to Winning

    It is at the point where psychologically, I can confidently say without 

    shakiness that I am accustomed to winning.

    Even though I allow questioning because I can make mistakes like everyone, I am usually called correct.

    _

    When I want selflessness in people I am able to get that, when I am approaching them from a more social level, I can meet them in that way as well.

    _

    The nature of people has changed, they are no longer reacting to the world as stereotypes,
    or rigid dualism,
    which makes it free, a real life, not a multiple choice caricature with no good options.

    "I am open to the world differently, unlinked to the conceptual map. I realize I have the choice to use such a thing or not, I am no longer unconsciously bound to it [conceptual maps] almost constantly, thus my essence is truly free. Happy baby pose, it is! Because I can return to my original 'baby' mind."

    Tendencies to waste energy have been noticeably reduced.

  • Magnoliasy says:

    Thank you so much for the demonstration, I am so happy to have found this video.

  • 名誉 ために日本人天の祖先天 says:

    姫SEVENにとってShinto姫 Preserve Essence 姫陽陰の霊をロックアウト Yang Locks Out Spirits

    of Yin (23 Years Hardtime) 地球 https://youtu.be/rtz5mbt15v4

    Its recycled.

    This is Asian culture

    nothing has changed; don't expect violence, expect food

    Loving kindness all beings have attained enlightenment

    TABEMASU

  • Aurum says:

    The exercises begin at 11:00 minute

  • Big E says:

    This would be a great video if they didn't have the loud Brit or Aussie man commenting.

  • Shah Taj Baloch says:

    Thank you very much

  • Rajdip Das says:

    sifu I am learning Tai chi ,,pls online teaching for me ,,Tai chi ful syllabus

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Rajdip thanks for enquiring about online lessons. Please go to my website onlinetaichilessons dot com

  • Angela Puckett says:

    Tai chi amzing exercise trying to try to do it every day so thankful for these videos going to keep working and I really enjoyed it

  • S a g e says:

    Thank you very much for these clear and helpful lessons. I appreciate them and you for making them.

  • Michael Wilson says:

    Thank you DR Paul, for you're program to help me lose weight, this is very effective workout, it worked at the beginning but i was getting sore in my back for standing up too long that I had to sit down. My body got warmed up with you're exercise, it worked. Thank you.

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    You are welcome Michael and when you can find a Tai Chi for Health Institute certified instructor and join the class. It is a great way to improve tai chi and find positive friends.

  • Jim Anderson says:

    I stumbled across one of Dr Paul Lams taichi/chi kung Vhs tapes about 15 years ago. Thank you for posting these videos. These are life changing techniques to the person who is willing to try and understand the concepts of qigong or taichi and practice it daily.

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Thank you Jim, very heartening to hear your comments. Tai Chi has transformed my health and that is why I am so passionate about sharing it around. Keep up with the work! Hope to meet with you in one of my workshops. Check out Tai Chi for Health Institute website.

  • Lana H says:

    Wonderful! Thank you so much! 🙏

  • Paul Goodier says:

    really good video ….very gentle and easy tostart…..I appreciate yu making this for free in youtube

  • Stephen Ho says:

    Kl

  • brian woodward says:

    This is socialist tai chi. Mr. Moy's tai chi is far superior.

  • lunar butterfly says:

    Thank you so much for showing and explaining everything kindergarten style. Nemaste

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Hello Lunar butterfly: interesting way you express it, I believe the most simple things are the most profounded, the key principles that make tai chi magical are seemingly simple, yet contain the true essence of nature. I really enjoy learning from people who can express the depth of tai chi in easy to understand way, rather than mysterious ways. I tried to explain that in my latest documentary anyone can learn tai chi. if the link does not come through please google the title and my name. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYri-E97ksk

  • Lilian Flynn says:

    How so interesting and refreshing
    I do YOGA and I would love to combine tai chi as well

  • El Rey says:

    Thanks for this post! Grateful for YouTube!

  • Tina Jacobs says:

    Thank you beautiful soul

  • vishwaraj singh yadav says:

    Please upload Tai chi lessons

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    The first free lesson is there, we cannot offer all lessons free much as we wish to. To produce a good instructional dvd takes a immense effort, time and cost. The cost of buying it is a small fraction compare to the benefits of the full lessons. Many thousands who have paid and used my lessons gained many benefits who have attested to that.

  • Arely Cardenas says:

    Buenísimo gracias

  • CAR SAL RIC says:

    THANK YOU FOR SHEARING THIS VIDEO .I AM VERY INTERESTING TO LEARN TAI CHI VERY APPRECIATED

  • _chary says:

    many thanks and cheers Dr Lam!

  • eva s says:

    I got a dvd from the library but finding it confusing, however, i am healing from a fall down stairs from a shoulder injury, still in a lot of pain. What tai chi exercises do you recommend to help in healing up the shoulder? I imagine it may also be stuck energy. Thank you kindly.

  • Mikael valdivia says:

    i don't understand this all about

  • Blake Bledsoe says:

    Thank you, Sensei

  • Johnaliz Khow says:

    Thank you for sharing youe knowledge with us Dr. Lam! I hope I could someday come to one of your workshops in Sydney 😊 more power to you good sir!

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Johnaliz great to hear from you, there is a will or wish there might be a way, be great to see you in my Sydney workshop. I also conduct workshops around the world esp in USA. See the Tai Chi for Health Institute website (tchi dot org) for the list.

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Eva I am not sure if you are saying that a DVD from library, but not my DVD that is confusing? In any case our team work very hard to make my DVD very easy to follow, and many studies have shown they can help improve many medical conditions, for example the Tai Chi for Arthritis program is shown to improve mobility, reduces pain, prevent falls and many other health benefits. Without knowing you condition, I cannot tell you which one is the best for you or what my dvd can do. I suggest you work with your health professional, show them the description of my programs, they and you can find out more and try out the first lesson free at onlinetaichilessons dot com or dvd at taichiproductions dot com. You can also watch what can tai chi do for you? the benefits of tai chi at online lessons website. Good luck.

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Lilu: interesting that I think I am from UK, I live in Australia and spend at least three month in USA teaching. My daughter and many other members of the family live in USA! be nice to meet, you can find my workshop list at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website under workshops by Dr Lam… go to tchi dot org (cannot give you the link as YouTube blocks it, just substitute dot with . and no space in between)

  • Medyas Bosloton says:

    Any tai chi school in davao city?

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    PLease go to the website taichiforhealthinstitute dot org and search for the instructors near you.

  • kimberly benton says:

    Thank you, as my RA advances this will replace vinyasa yoga

  • Anne Marie Chieco says:

    terrific exerecise inbalance

  • M Erewhon says:

    The only way to learn this is thru personal or group instruction. Visual aids like Dvds or yotubes are practically useless, It is only helpful as a supplement if DVDs or videos come from your teacher.

  • arrangeyaface says:

    this was a really good video, the doc explains the movement well and demonstrates it forwards and backwards, you need some room for ambling around at the end but totally worth it

  • karen baildon says:

    Excellent.What a really nice gentle man,I really like this video,the voice over does pop up annoyingly,he does spoil the video,I don’t see his purpose when dr Lam does it perfectly

  • Lisa Watkinson says:

    So pleased I found you you on YouTube. My yoga teacher Jean Walters used to talk about you a lot . Jean passed away a few years ago so again very happy to have found your channel.

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Good to hear from you LIsa, sorry about Jean. Hope to meet with you in one of my workshops.

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    While I agree face to face teaching is great, I have met many people who after learning from my instructional DVDs only – most of them did very well. Most importantly they gain better health and enjoyment. Do try it, give yourself time, and follow my lessons as though you are in my class and my instructions.
    It is certainly a great supplement to classes, you can find Tai Chi for Health Institute Board certified instructors around the world from the Institute's website. Its website is TaiChiforHealthInstitute dot org, which is number one on google search.

  • Mike Ingram says:

    Thank you dr lam

  • - ImSoInteresting - says:

    I'm 17 but I get quite bad back pain. I also have issues with concentration. This is to the point where I can't sleep very well because I'm constantly getting distracted and worried. I have recently started tai chi and it is an amazing exsursise for me. I'm already feeling a slight change. Thank you ❤️

  • - ImSoInteresting - says:

    11:20 warm up

  • Silvana Cerda says:

    Fantastic..

  • Deanna Starr says:

    This is nice. Thank you. I just recently started yoga and enjoy that as well. I've only been to the chi gong once… Because I work night shift it's hard to do in morning after work. But thanks to yoga and these videos I think I'll really practice this more. Taichi is easy and relaxing. Thank you very much.

  • Jamal Jawhar says:

    Lesson one starts at minute 8:55 if you want to skip the introduction

  • karen baildon says:

    Dr Lam ,I am interested in learning tai chi,which dvd do I buy,the beginners or the 24 forms dvd,both seem to have been bought by beginners

  • Emations D says:

    I love tai chi and honestly this is the best video I have seen on tai chi before. Than you Paul Lam.

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Karen if you have not done tai chi before, it is better and more enjoyable to start with Tai Chi for Beginners.

  • Pat Noble says:

    Thank you Dr Lam. This video has convinced me to take the beginner Tai chi lessons both for my body and mind.

  • Cody Johnson says:

    Thanks for sharing! Great practice, as I am trying to find balance between strength training, flexibility, and balance.

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Wonderful Pat: I am sure you will gain more than you put in for Tai Chi. Enjoy the journey.

  • Sarah Fenlon Falk says:

    This was great! Thank you so much! I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into sharing this beautiful practice with us. Thanks again!

  • Suman Sangamanavar says:

    Dr Paul lam greetings to you in the LOVING name of JESUS CHRIST. I brother. SANJAY SAMUEL. From INDIA, BELAGAVI, GOKAK FALLS. I would like learn this tai chi kung fu, is this academy in India and where, please upload your address of Tai chi kung fu academy in Karnataka. Thank you.

  • Leopold D. says:

    i was only geting to inform me whats tai chi and the diference of qigong ..
    maybe i dont understand it realy … for fight, for health … i don´t practice, so maybe thats the reason i do not understand

    so i am an absolute beginner, never do anything, never hear about moves …
    i saw this video, i follow every step, every exercise … and listen carefully …
    i like his way to intodruce the moves, and i like his voice … it´s very sedative to my mind

    thumbs up! 🙂

  • Siegrid Thomas says:

    Love this…but all the people irritate me, one person would be enough to look at…I try very hard to concentrate on the movements…..

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Glad you love our work of passion, we tried very hard to meet everyone's preference. Having reaches well over 15 million people, we found it much more practical to make our work user friendly and instructional clear and step wise. But we are always working on making our work better. Will keep your comments in mind. In fact at the latest advanced series there are only myself teaching but the introduction does have more people – good to see happy tai chi people around the world!

  • Monica Borja says:

    Thank you so much for sharing I am definitely buying. I check few videos but yours is so well put. I love the way you explain so soft and calm that inspire me to be calm. I like how step to step detail is all this. Thank you again.

  • Daisy70 says:

    I have many health issues including chronic migraines but I am more into alternative therapy than conventional so I am looking forward to learning this and Im sure once I learn it will benefit me greatly. Thank you so much for making this video so we can all learn and benefit from the wellness it provides. I know it will take some practicing but will be worth it…thank you again

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Daisy70 Good luck and enjoy.

  • Bits of Everywhere says:

    Your instructions are great. Thank you so much.

  • 名誉 ために日本人天の祖先天 says:

    They said I have personal power as a girl

    They only thing is, they want this place to sink

    I got nice clothes at the mall
    I chilled with only the 16 year olds
    I spoke only Japanese

    I showed the guy at the Asian booth
    My girlfriend, he said wow, nice, and of my approach (the feet) he said wow.. very powerful for Japanese

    He said probably better you have power as a girl not a guy
    The girls path is more peaceful, especially if you aren't supporting the gay culture

    Just literally being a girl and natural that's a very personal kind of power

    To the older generation we are saying
    act wisely or be ousted because your weakness will be our gain

    You could easily show personal power and chose life

    Working to keep this area fashionable
    Mean Asian

    Weak people will be cut off

    Not bondage

    We were like.. let's become stoners lol

    Personal power
    Everyone else gets hooked on the MDMA (a wierd bad drug like coke)

    We were the only ones making it through lol

    Personal power to stick with the good plants not the addictive or poison ones, not chemicals

    And this is what the older generation ju st surrendered.. even though they can have it

    We r done pushing them.. they can rise themselves we help us until it gets less cutthroat, understandable for a beginning step overtly into influential fashion

    __ the ID trick

    Or were we really sixteen or is our health just that good?? Fortunately you cant tell from first look because were so innocent.. Asian recipe (gives us a little edge)

    Enjoy

    Do you believe health is possible or do you just accept what the calendar puts out?

    If you study Asian mythology
    This is traditional

    There's a code word

    CHUCKIE CHEESE

    We, the 16 year olds (and anyone older who can chill) will hang out at chuckie cheese (what they usually call a kid thing)

    And genuinely have fun because its chuckie cheese
    Check the ki!!!

    Real little kids will also go there seperately.. have no idea we were there and everyone will have fun

    Instead of.. we the 16 year olds will go to an all ages rave and the older kids will not notice..

    The question is .. will a little kid be able to sneak in with us and if so what will happen.. we are saying impossible and not even desirable
    They would just be scared lol regardless of the settingOne older girl already said she would party with us… not happy hour

    Thank jung

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Thanks! The good instructions come from the help of my team, and 40 years of passion in teaching and learning tai chi. Appreciate your feedback!

  • Kevin Brown says:

    Tool

  • isabelle delaruelle says:

    thanks . i m gonna try . hope this will help me ( fibromyalgia )

  • Enter Tai Chi says:

    Thanks for sharing! Have an awesome day!

  • Thirsty Tweaker says:

    Lessons start at 8:55 😊

  • Linda Morgan says:

    Whe are you having workshops in Uk,I need to improve my flow of chi and energize the form
    I have recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and am hoping to clear my whole body with drs guidance ,I love Tai Chi and wish to learn more.

  • Linda Morgan says:

    I need your help?

  • Goddess Anonymous One says:

    Why is this only for old people

  • Dr Paul Lam says:

    We would love to share Tai chi with people of all ages, I am not aware anywhere we say this program is only for older people.

  • CAR SAL RIC says:

    I really like this tai chi thank you to share this video

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Thanks, enjoy the practice.

  • Hemendra vakharia says:

    Cool. Explained in very simple & easy way. God bless you sir

  • Dr Paul Lam says:

    thanks for your support and comment

  • 名誉 ために日本人天の祖先天 says:

    Craigslist Maryland

    Tai chi master simply makes the gesture

    Relaxed renters
    420 friendly

    Rockville gaithersburg bethesda
    Potomac

    Let's have a 500-1400 dollar range

    Rooms, basements, no full house shares with other people.

    Open to someone being called disabled as long as they speak Japanese:) or are otherwise cool!

    Cuteness

    You will be grateful for it
    On Thanksgiving

    You need more wholesome neighbors

    – get this to me in the next 3 days
    Fully signed able to live somewhere
    Cuteness with washer and dryer thx

    No sexism no racism

    No need for overt feng shui harmony

    Just harmony

  • W. Roberts says:

    How I want to learn this. Dr. Lam must be a most excellent instructor. It is my pleasure to watch my very first video on the subject.

  • Dr Paul Lam says:

    Thanks You can learn Tai Chi for Beginners with a Tai chi for Health institute Board Certified instructors, you can find the list from the Institute website, or use my DVDs or online lessons or both, again go to the institute website TaiChiforHealthInstitute dot org and click instrutors or Store for DVD or online lessons. Hope to meet you in one of my workshops.

  • Winston Pamphile says:

    I live in the Cayman Islands and am very interested in your program. How can I order your dvds to be shipped to me in the Cayman Islands. My email address is [email protected]

  • Rory Howard says:

    This definitely got me off my games. THANKS!!!

  • Rory Howard says:

    P.S Not sarcasm

  • Rory Howard says:

    Bless you and this video

  • Bill says:

    Met him, long time ago.. Extraordinary Man. SERIOUS..Extraordinary Man.

  • Dr Paul Lam - Tai Chi Productions says:

    Thanks Bill, I see myself as ordinary, but with burning passion to share tai chi.

  • Asma Shareef says:

    Thank you I felt so good after Ur class

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