- Paperback: 48 pages
- Publisher: Eric Gilboord Publishing (September 13, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0986893234
- ISBN-13: 978-0986893230
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #449,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Breathe: Tai Chi Qigong for Children Paperback – Large Print, September 13, 2012
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Linda Tenenbaum teaches Tai Chi and Qigong in Toronto Canada. Inspired by her grandson, Linda has created a program to introduce Tai Chi and Qigong to children of all ages.
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The book starts out with a few helpful words for adults on why and how kids can be introduced to this ancient exercise for body, soul and mind. After these beginning pages, the first simple exercises are introduced.
The text is kept short and simple, just right for especially elementary school aged children. Not only are the movements described in a way which kids can easily imitate and do them themselves, but the gentle, calming examples and inspirations are taken from nature. This creates a soothing atmosphere while grabbing back on scenes children can relate to and incorporate into their movements. There were a couple things, for example the energy centers, which are mentioned but not explained to the kids. So be prepared for questions in these areas.
The illustrations are bright and colorful, and kept very basic. Geometrically shaped characters make it easy to concentrate on the postures shown, while radiating a fun and playful atmosphere.
One of the most helpful parts of this book are the links to short, video clips, where the movements are performed in real life. There were a couple movements (especially the water waves), which didn't come across clear in the written descriptions. Unfortunately. But with the aide of the link, the desired movement was easy to understand and follow.
Summed up, this is a nice way to introduce kids to the world of Tai Chi and Qigong. There are a couple of things which aren't always clear, but thanks to the well done videos, kids and parents are sure to dive in without any troubles.
I received a complimentary copy and found this so useful that I wanted to leave my thoughts here.
I truly think it is a wonderful book and will make a sound contribution to the well being of our young people."
Patricia Corson Ed. D. Associate Professor, Ryerson University, Toronto Canada
As an educator, I found the easy simplicity of the diagrams and instructions not only refreshing, but absolutely delightful ! I could not help think, reading along, that I too could benefit immensely from its profound but gentle breath and movement exercises. I will definitely be sharing this handy book with other teachers and my students.