Educational Publications

In 2013, Dr. Peter Wayne, completed The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, jointly published by Harvard Health Publications and Shambhala Press. As he expresses in the Introduction, the book:

“…grew out of my long-standing training in Tai Chi, my interest in mind-body research, and my balance as both a practitioner and a researcher … I assemble and integrate in this book a diverse set of knowledge from both the East and the West — from the simplified Tai Chi exercises outlined to the ancient roots of Tai Chi and the modern science substantiating its health claims — with the sincere intention and hope that it will enrich your life and help provide you with a roadmap for your own Tai Chi journey.”

In this book, you will find:

  • An introduction to the traditional principles of Tai Chi, as viewed through the lens of modern medical science.
  • A simplified Tai Chi protocol, including extensive descriptions and photos of the exercises that you can do on your own, similar to regimens that a number of clinical trials have demonstrated to work.
  • Insight into the underlying physiological processes that explain how Tai Chi can improve your health.
  • State-of-the-art, objective summaries of the research literature that highlight what is and what is not yet known about the health benefits of Tai Chi.
  • How the Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi can be integrated into personal and professional relationships, improve work productivity, enhance creativity, and boost sports performance.