Introduction to T‘ai Chi

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Introduction to T‘ai Chi

David-Dorian Ross

Learn the fundamentals of T’ai Chi, and how this ancient art form can help balance your daily life. T’ai Chi has been proven to help with physical ailments—such as diabetes and high blood pressure—and also improves mental clarity and focus. You’ll learn 9 easy-to-follow moves, and then put them all together into a traditional T’ai Chi Flow to help balance all aspects of your life.

David-Dorian Ross is a 7-time U.S. National Champion, World Silver Medalist and 2-time World Bronze Medalist in the martial art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, or “Ultimate Harmony Boxing.” He is the creator of best-selling videos and the author of numerous books and articles on T’ai Chi and holistic health. David-Dorian is dedicated to making T’ai Chi and its mental, physical and spiritual benefits available to everyone.


Introduction Video
Episode 1 Introduction
Episode 1
, 12 minutes
An overview of what David Dorian-Ross will cover in this comprehensive series.
Available worldwide
Entering the Flow Video
Episode 2 Entering the Flow
Entering the Flow (2012)
Episode 2
, 10 minutes
Begin by learning the first two principles of T'ai Chi.
Available worldwide
Find the Still Point Video
Episode 3 Find the Still Point
Find the Still Point (2012)
Episode 3
, 23 minutes
Explore the third and fourth principles of T'ai Chi.
Available worldwide
Create Balance Video
Episode 4 Create Balance
Create Balance (2012)
Episode 4
, 16 minutes
Learn the next two principles to balance your energy.
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nomikenan, posted on May 26, 2016

This is the first time I've seen these movements broken down in a manageable way for a beginner. Finally, I could do them and not feel like an idiot. Instead, I felt relaxed. I deeply appreciate Mr. Ross's patient, clear instructions. Fantastic!

(I agree with Lanello888888 that I'd like to practice the sequence longer with just the music. Can we find the music here?)

lanello88888888, posted on May 3, 2016

Thank you for this marvelous teaching. Ross do it so easy to learn. I would love to know what the music in the final flow is named. I want to do the sequence of a longer period of time. :-)

shuhay, posted on April 7, 2016

From the Pacific coast of Kochi Japan, The east meets the east through you

B-health, posted on April 2, 2016

This is exactly what Ive been craving and needed as the next phase of my healing process. Thank you Mr. Dorian for this wonderful introduction. What a blessing.

hermescthonios, posted on March 30, 2016

This guy is a great teacher and has a wonderful manner.

thewests, posted on July 7, 2015

This is a wonderful Tai Chi beginners series and was my first experience with David-Dorian Ross. He is incredibly knowledgable, unassuming, accessible and has a great sense of humour. I recommend this series unreservedly. After learning this I learned his Daily Practice Series (also on GaiamTV) and feel like I have a great foundation from which I can continue my Tai Chi journey. Thanks DDR :)

lotusx, posted on March 31, 2015

What should we do if we have trouble with moving this slowly? Such as when I go to lift a foot up and slowly move it to another position, I have trouble keeping that leg up for any length of time and it wants to come down quickly. I'm not sure if it's a muscle strength issue or a balance issue.

hameemh, posted on March 13, 2015

Finally a baby step orientation. Digestible and clear

JayW, posted on November 18, 2014

From the banks of the Wapahani, this was a clear and understandable introduction. Thanks.

katarina.hackney, posted on October 29, 2014

This is a GREAT series, very good starting point in the Tai Chi practice for a beginner. And David Dorian Ross's instruction is perfect.

coffeenbooks, posted on October 7, 2014

I've watched the videos the past few days and practiced the 9 flows. The instructions were clear. The steps were broken down to make it doable for someone like me with no knowledge of T'ai Chi. I liked the video and am excited to do more.

jarijarrett633, posted on December 30, 2012

Seems like a well paced show that I may be able to follow and then perform

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