AM & PM Chi for Beginners

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AM & PM Chi for Beginners

David-Dorian Ross, CJ McPhee

A.M. T’ai Chi with Master David-Dorian Ross takes you through the following three movement segments: Gathering Chi in Six Directions recharges your spirit with fresh energy, 
Eight Pieces of Brocade harmonizes your internal organs and releases toxins and Open Heart unlocks energy, focuses the mind and soothes your emotions.

To clear out energy blockages, P.M. T’ai Chi with expert CJ McPhee helps you realign the flow of chi through a series of forms. Starting with opening the major energy gateway to allow chi to circulate. Then
 aligning the spine to encourage free flow of energy to revitalize your body. Ending with cleansing the body of stagnant chi and restoring it with pure chi

Both practices will clear out tension, negativity and anxiety, leaving you calm and centered.


Episode 1
Episode 1
, 26 minutes
Energizing Chi to get your day started with a burst of energy with host David Dorian Ross.
Available worldwide
Episode 2
Episode 2
, 28 minutes
C.J. McPhee
An evening practice of simple Tai Chi movements coordinated with visualization and breathing exercises to help you unwind and soothe your body and mind.
Available worldwide

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aprillies, posted on November 14, 2015

Thank you for this very accessible practice. The length is perfect for my interest to bring new awareness to cultivating further openness in my heart. I found myself clearer after this first practice and I look forward to further deepening in it. I am so pleased to be able to do this from my home. I originally signed up for GaimTV subscription to access Cosmic Disclosure, and I am happy to find more "goodies" here that are in alignment with my path.

nomikenan, posted on July 30, 2015

After a few more times following this program, it became much easier to follow and the benefits were more pronounced. Wonderful video; a few minutes of prep, showing hand and foot movements (her feet are sunk in the sand for much of it) would still be helpful for first-timers.

bri.m.wilson, posted on July 12, 2015

I have never experienced anything quite so relaxing and refreshing. This really is the best tai chi program. Thank you gaiam!

nomikenan, posted on July 12, 2015

I hope you will add more tai chi videos to the Gaiam collection. These are wonderful!

ScottH4, posted on February 27, 2015

Healing chi is in me ,I am in chi

MIRELAN, posted on January 6, 2015

Thank you Gayam for this video. I am a yoga teacher and Tai Chi for health, instructor.
This program is soooooo great. Tai Chi should be teached in elementary schools,
so kids have a chance to known their energy body and breath and enjoy a better health.
Tai Chi should be the foundation for every fitness instructor.
It also help to "feel" yoga for everybody.
Please add more Tai Chi programs and also Yoga Tai Chi .
Thank you again, Namaste, Mirela

Desertflower, posted on November 22, 2014

Thank you so much! I have been doing restorative and yin yoga for a long time but just started doing Tai Chi & find it much more helpful. Namaste.

eedmundo, posted on February 27, 2014

I am a Tai Chi and Qi Qong praticioner and I simply loved this video. It offers the classical 8 Pieces of Brocade and two other great practices for everyone. Thanks Gaiam TV for this video!!! Tai Chi is really an amazing practice. Everyone should try it. Master Liu Pai Lin used to say that Yoga is a pearl but Tai Chi is a string of pearls!!

cornerstone_42, posted on January 24, 2014

This surpasses all the meditation practises. I have practised yoga all my life. I use this to remove the arthritis that I have enjoyed ;) for over four years. I am not only more flexible and buoyant lol I have balance beyond my wildest imagination, my reflexes have quickened, my attitude is subdued, menopausal symptoms are taking a back seat to enjoying my life in the here and now, as well as the huge amount of stress I deal with on a day to day basis. I am proof of being in the eye of the hurricane, I am at peace. Grateful to finally have videos accessible with highly trained practitioners of this art.

Dmedtrans, posted on January 13, 2014

I made a commitment to do a little every day, but this morning I am just hurting all over from a vigorous workout yesterday and I really didn't want to do it. This was PERFECT for those kinds of mornings (and I know I will have more of them): gentle, not difficult, but fantastic for energizing all those hurting places and getting everything moving gently for the day. I am a beginner with Ta'i Chi and Qigong, and not that coordinated, and some of the "beginner" tapes I've tried leave me utterly confounded. Not this one. It had the effect of putting me in touch with my body (oh.. yeah that's tender right there but the movement didn't hurt). I will come back to it again and again on days when I want to move but maybe not so much.

sharondanli, posted on August 2, 2013

Doing yoga for a long time, but just started Tai Chi. This video is just wonderful , following known yoga movements and finding out that all of this eastrn techniques come from the same origin. Thank you!

charmanqi, posted on July 24, 2013

David's T'ai Chi and Chi videos are very good, but the recording is bad, the image sometimes it is not clear.

dewygirl, posted on July 10, 2013

I feel more balanced and equipped for the day. I enjoyed the soothing atmosphere, voice and music. This was my first time ever with this kind of practice and not my last.

edwards1949, posted on February 24, 2013

Love it for morning.

Tammy Parker, posted on April 1, 2012

I am so excited to find this video available here. Once the VHS tape I had died I was unable to locate this on dvd and it really bummed me out, but knowing it is available on Gaiam tv makes that alone worth the $10/month.

VodkaSalad, posted on January 25, 2012

Pretty easy- very relaxing. I liked how it was very simple to follow

jsimonian, posted on December 29, 2011

Outstanding setting for this wonderful form of exercise.
Great narration.

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