How to Practice with Taichi DVDs

Each Taichi DVD contains specific step-by-step demonstrations and commentary by Master Waysun Liao. Beginners will find it easy to follow along, while longtime students can use these videos to support and refine their practice.

These DVDs may be different from other videos you're used to. Master Liao's DVDs are mostly LIVE classroom teachings. Your new Taichi DVDs bring you right into the practice room with Master Liao and make you part of the class.

You deserve all the benefits of health and well-being that Taichi has to offer through training from a real Taichi master. That's why Master Liao's DVDs are simply the most powerful Taichi tools available. Make your practice count!

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Taichi Practice Tips:

  • Wear comfortable clothes and flat flexible-soled shoes.

  • You can learn our recommended Single Form style, or apply these principles to any style of Taichi you are currently studying.

  • You can watch through an entire DVD, or click to one specific chapter for handy reference or a daily practice tip.

  • Follow along as best you can. Don't worry if you can't perform each movement or technique perfectly. Over time, your body will gradually accommodate to the movements and you will be able to relax and feel more confident.

  • If you're just starting, try to learn two or three single forms and practice each of them for a few minutes each day.

  • You can set aside a specific time to practice each day or simply practice a few minutes here and a few minutes there. You'll make great progress by using spare time like waiting in line, or your coffee break, to do a few repetitions of single forms.

  • Augment your DVD learning by attending one of Master Waysun Liao's seminars, or visiting the Taichi Center in Chicago. That way you can ask questions and have an instructor see and correct your form.

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Single Form Style

Master Liao teaches his practice principles using the powerful single form style, otherwise known as "temple style" or "dan tsou" style practice. This style breaks down each movement of the long form into smaller motions that you can practice repetitively. These smaller motions are easier to refine, and allow you to relax and focus on what's important: Chi Awareness and Chi Flow.

Don't let the simple and easy to learn movement fool you! Single forms were how only the most privileged and advanced indoor disciples were trained in the Taichi temples of old. Why? Because Single Form practice is the best and fastest way to learn to feel and flow your Chi, to make it stronger and allow you to reach the highest level of achievement.

When I started Taichi, I was suffering from anxiety attacks and high blood pressure. Both cleared up through daily Taichi practice. Also, as a hockey player, I’ve gained increased coordination and speed through the Taichi practice that I’ve learned from Master Liao’s system, actually ‘slowing down’ my hockey game, making me a much better player.

George V., 40
IT Consultant and Hockey Enthusiast