Compiling a reference guide for any field is a challenging and lengthy task; for some, a labor of love. Angelika Fritz has studied the internal arts of Taijiquan and Qi Gong for over ten years, and shares her enthusiasm in this slim, quick handbook of terms.
Aside from names of prominent figures or book titles, most of the terms are accompanied by the Chinese translation. Language has a powerful on our perception of words and our worldview. Reading the postures, styles, disciplines, and Eastern medicine practices in their language of origin roots them in culture and context. The phrase Tai Chi alone has more than one translation; Taijiquan in the state sanctioned standard Pinyin; and T’ai Chi Ch’uan in the earlier Wade-Giles romanization of Mandarin.
Several categories of terms are included in this A to Z dictionary, highlighted in the following examples:
The Taiju & Qi Gong Dictionary is a handy reference for beginners to add to their library, or to pair with related histories, novels, diagrams, medical guides, documentaries, and classroom learning.
Author Angelika Fritz wears many hats: mother, consultant, teacher, student, blogger and publisher. Follow her articles at www.Qialance.com
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