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Dr. Paul Lam Videos
  • Tai Chi - 6 Forms, 6 Easy Lessons - by Dr. Paul Lam. Dr. Lam breaks down 6 fundamental forms from the Yang 24 routine into 6 lessons, with detailed explanation and repetition. The moves are presented in front and back angles, Dr. Lam commenting on the form. They are repeated several times and are relatively easy to follow for a beginner. Includes a 3-in-1 Qi Gong workout. Video DVD
  • Tai Chi - 6 Forms - by Dr. Paul Lam. Dr. Lam's most recent Video for beginners (Video, Spanish Video, DVD)
  • Tai Chi for Beginners - by Dr. Paul Lam. (Video, DVD)
  • T'ai Chi: The 24 Forms with Dr. Paul Lam - The Yang Style 24 form. (Video, DVD) The 2 hour tape has three segments. The 1st segment teaches 6 basic Qi Gong exercises. The 2nd part teaches the 7 most important/difficult movements of the form. The third is a detailed instruction of all the 24 movements. Each movement is split in several parts and it is shown from different angles. At the end of the Video, there is a complete demonstration of the 24 forms with both front and back views. This Video will be most useful to someone who has had some prior instruction (or at least some learning from one of Dr. Lam's more basic videos such as Tai Chi - 6 Forms, 6 Easy Lessons or T'ai Chi for Older Adults)
  • T'ai Chi for Older Adults - by Dr. Paul Lam. Tai Chi workout specifically geared toward older adults.. but good its good not only for seniors, but also for beginners. 110-minute video. The instructions are given slowly with lots of repetition. Presented to make the moves are easy to learn, remember, and practice. Includes an explanation of Tai Chi, warm-up exercises, five standard movements, four additional movements for progression, and a breathing exercise for relaxation.
  • T'ai Chi for Arthritis - by Dr. Paul Lam. (English Version, Spanish Version, Mandarin Chinese Version, DVD Version with all three languages plus French) Dr. Lam teaches 12 movements of Sun style (Commencing form, opening and closing hands, single whip, wave hands, opening and closing hands, brush knee, playing the lute, parry and punch, repulse monkey, push the mountain, opening and closing hands, close). Dr. Lam first demonstrates the movement, then it teaches it to a student/instructor, then they demonstrate it together (one facing front and the other back), then the student/instructor performs the movement, and finally a group of students demonstrates the movement together with the previous learnt ones. At the end Dr. Lam demonstrates the set from the front and the back view. Includes qigong breathing exercises and stretching. Great for Arthritis, Seniors, and Limited Abilities (Injuries) too. A brief history of the Sun style of Tai Chi is also included.
    • When you are finished with this one you can graduate to Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 by Dr. Paul Lam.
    • Also if you buy the videos, you should also buy Dr. Lam's book on the same subject: Overcoming Arthritis: How to Relieve Pain and Restore Mobility Through a Unique Tai Chi Program - by Paul Lam and Judith Horstman. A short 144 page book that explains how to use a simple-to-follow 12-step program to relieve symptoms of arthritic pain and stiffness. Dr. Paul Lam created the complete program to help himself and others lead a more active, pain-free life. He began suffering from osteoarthritis in his twenties, and was determined to learn tai chi as a way of treating it. Dr. Lam's flexibility and grace in his numerous tai chi videos are compelling evidence of the program's effectiveness. The book gives a brief discussion of the different strands of the arthritis family, and explains the more common ones in detail. Talks about complementary therapies and medicine for arthritis. It includes a section on herbal remedies and another on diet.
  • Tai Chi for Diabetes - by Dr. Paul Lam "Designed to help prevent & control diabetes. Done in sponsorship with Diabetes Australia. video DVD
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  • Qigong for Health - by Dr. Paul Lam. 60-minute tape starts with an introduction covering the history of qigong and breathing techniques, followed with a a thorough warm-up for the entire body (you need a chair to assist with balance.). Then is goes on to preparation and a review of body alignment followed by the postures and the movements. Includes tips for relaxing and cleansing the mind, breathing from the diaphragm, and aligning the posture. It ends with winding-down exercises to loosen the body and "wash your qi." The warm up, the Qi Gong routine and then winding down exercises can all be done in less than 15 minutes. The tape also includes are individual comments from students speaking about their own health benefit experiences from Qi Gong including: improved sleep, reduced stress, improved health, clarity and tranquility.
  • T'ai Chi for Young People - by Dr. Paul Lam. Made expressly for teenagers (but ok for motivated pre-teens as yound as 8 or 9). The presentation is fast paced and challenging. Begins with a warm up followed by 15 movements of Tai Chi forms. Demonstrates the complete set from the frontal and back views, and then demonstrates International Competition Form. Ends with wind down exercises. Leaves nothing to chance. For each and every form, Dr. Lam explains the form, demonstrates it, then breaks it down into a simple series of motions. His teenage assistant then performs each step of the form again as he points out details and mistakes to aviod. The teenage assistant then demonstrates the form again with views presented from the front, the side, and the back. Finally, Dr. Lam performs the form again himself. This video is a good one even for adult beginners.

  • Sun Style Tai Chi 73 Forms - by Dr. Paul Lam "Characterized by powerful Qigong exercises, agile steps and flowing movements" Dr. Lam teaching Sun Style Tai Chi 73 Forms.
  • T'ai Chi Anywhere - by Dr. Paul Lam. Sun Style Tai Chi. Includes warm-up and wind-down exercises; as well as the eleven movements of the Sun Style Tai Chi forms. The forms are highly adaptable to suit almost any situation, space or time. This routine can be done anywhere from the home to the office, without the constraints of a specific location.
  • Tai Chi Sword - The 32 Forms - by gold medal winner Dr. Paul Lam. The Tai Chi Sword 32 form. Also includes demonstration of the combined 48 forms.
  • Tai Chi Music - Dr. Paul Lam. Tai Chi music on a CD to enhance Tai Chi practice. Includes four tracks: 1. Meditation in Motion - Gentle and graceful 2. Silk Reeling - Inner power and spiral force 3. River of Qi - Flowing inner energy 4. Gentle Wind - Relaxing and gentle. Composer is Jenny Ly, Performers include: Flute Megan Hobbs, Violin Sharon Lee. See also the CD Tai Chi, Vol. 2 (Mind, Body, Soul Series) by Llewellyn and Dr Paul Lam.
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