Designed for students of all levels and hosted by Chinese martial-arts expert Tiffany Chen, this Tai Chi workout puts the emphasis on enhancing cardiovascular fitness, fortifying core muscles, and reducing the negative psychological effects of stress and anxiety.
Acacia announces the February 26, 2008 DVD release of Step-By-Step Tai Chi with Tiffany Chen, a gentle but powerful Tai Chi workout offering a variety of health benefits. Since most Tai Chi workouts are difficult to follow, international martial arts champion Tiffany Chen created an easy-to-follow workout with several unique special features including a continuous loop function and mirrored instruction option. With her expert instructions and the DVD's special features, the workout is ideal for people of all ages, whether they are beginners or want to perfect their practice.
A daily ritual practiced by millions all over the globe, the ancient art of Tai Chi has entered the fitness mainstream, and no less authority than the Mayo Clinic has promoted its potential to reduce stress, improve balance, and increase flexibility. Additionally, the low-impact, flowing movements sharpen the mind and strengthen the body, and regular practice can help lower blood pressure, relieve chronic pain, and improve sleep. Tai Chi also helps athletes improve their focus and endurance.
While Tai Chi is easy to do, it's challenging to learn the correct body positions and coordinated breathing that are critical for an effective practice. To get the most out of a Tai Chi practice, expert instruction from the start is key, as well as the ability to repeat sections over and over until they are second nature.
To help with the ease of learning the movements, the DVD has a continuous loop option to easily repeat sections, and an optional mirrored instruction on a split screen to see what the move looks like from both sides.
With more than 40 gold medals in worldwide martial arts competitions, Tiffany is a champion fighter in her own right and learned this 60-movement Yang-form practice from her father, Tai Chi Chuan Grandmaster and Chinese boxing legend William C.C. Chen. Tiffany also co-created Acacia's The Kung Fu Kickboxing Workout DVD and teaches students of all levels in her family's renowned New York school.