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.