I have to admit, I’m not that coordinated and take a little extra time to develop a motor skill set. For those of you who also need some extra help mastering tai chi, I recommend Mastering Tai Chi by David-Dorian Ross, B.A., International Master Tai Chi Instructor. Mr. Ross developed this twenty-four thirty minute lecture series in conjunction with The Great Courses. In this series he covers the following:

The path toward mastery
Harmony is the ultimate goal
Walking like a cat
Mind over muscles
Taming the monkey mind
The bow and arrow
Practicing in a small space
Hips and waist: the center is the commander
Feet: separate empty from full
Shoulders: finding reasons to let go
Inside reflects the outside
Chest, posture, and the natural curve
Bring out your flow
Transitions as smooth as silk
Legs to arms: connecting upper and lower
A movable meditation
Bouncing away conflict
The peaceful warrior
Qigong breathing
Partners: the whole body is the hand
Five stages of mastery
Lotus kick and laughing buddha
Conserve your energy
Another river to cross

Again, this lecture series can be purchased through The Great Courses, which also sells on Amazon, or rented from various libraries.

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