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We currently have 3 DVD videos for purchase on this site as well as a new download section featuring 8 of our exercise videos. Feel free to check out the samples on this page and contact us with any questions.
VOLUME 1 – This video was filmed in a beautiful park in Pennsylvania on a perfect day. Practicing outdoors with nature all around is good for the spirit because it is as natural as Tai Chi. The DVD begins with our usual warm-up exercises along with a step by step lesson on the Yang Style Chen Manching form. The chi-kong routines are some of the very favorite exercises featuring “LOTUS FLOWER” which Mark Cashatt uses to end his class. Also featured is a set of BanDanJin exercises and the “Temple Exercises” passed down from teacher to teacher.
Volume 1 Samples
Volume 2 Samples
VOLUME 2 – Most of the second video was filmed on the beach early in the morning. The beach is a perfect location to practice Tai Chi because just the movement of the crashing waves shows tai chi principles and many people believe they get a lot of energy off the waves. The DVD features more chi-kong routines created from individual chi-kong movements that by themselves could be repeated for unlimited minutes– but presented in a manner that flows in to the next movement so that the practicitioner can quickly remember many such exercises. Also featured on the is video is more intense instruction on the Chen Manching form, a short Chen form and a short Wu form.
VOLUME 3 – The idea of this volume was to present “seated” ways of doing HAPPY THOUGHT TAI CHI. On this video you will find versions of the routines found Volume 1 & 2 while sitting in a chair– for those who could benefit from the movements but who is learey about balance while standing. If a participant is worried about balance while doing chi-kong– then to start our sitting until strength and knowledge of movement is more common knowledge (thought repetition), then the participant should try standing. Also featured on this video are two complete ancient Chen Style forms filled premarely to use as reseach viewing while learning the form in private or group lessons. These forms are extraordinarily beautiful but very difficult to learn without a qualified instructor to guide them.
About Happy Thought Tai Chi
Our Video Series
3 Volumes of Tai Chi instruction, each over 1 hour long, are available through this website.
Special Needs Classes
After developing an easy and systematic program using the principles, philosophy and techniques of Taijiquan (Tai Chi), an ancient martial art originating in China, I found that such a program can benefit our friends who have physical and mental challenges.