TAI CHI FOR HEALTH, YANG SHORT FORM with Terry Dunn. This beautiful two-hour program provides complete and detailed instruction in the 37-posture Yang style Short Form of Tai Chi Chuan created by Professor Cheng Man-Ching, one of the greatest Tai Chi masters of the 20th century. The Short Form was adapted from the classical 108-posture Yang Family Long Form specifically to allow western students to learn Tai Chi more easily and requires approximately 10 minutes to perform once it is learned. It is one of the most popular Tai Chi routines, widely practiced throughout North America, Europe, China, Taiwan, S.E. Asia. This DVD is one of the most complete and comprehensive instructional references on Tai Chi and students of all levels use this video for years and years. In the program s core instructional segment running 65 minutes, veteran Tai Chi instructor Terry Dunn offers clear and precise verbal instructions in each Tai Chi movement and posture as he is performing them slowly, bringing to light numerous details and nuances with training anecdotes, and allusions to the Tai Chi Classics and ancient Taoist writings. A running second camera angle window (picture within picture) throughout the instruction gives complete viewing of expert Terry Dunn s movements. Music by Tom Canning and Vangelis. This 2-hour program contains: 1) Historical and philosophical introduction to Tai Chi Chuan. (4 min.) 2) Warm-up Exercises: breathing, basic Tai Chi postures (wu-chi or Universal Post , the the cat stance or sit stance, and the bow stance), and "circling pattern", also known as Wave Hands Like Clouds done in the bow stance. (40 minutes) 3) Step-by-step instruction in the 37-posture Yang Short Form (65 minutes) 4) Demonstration Flow of entire Short Formby Terry Dunn (10 minutes). Tai Chi for Health Yang Short Form is without doubt the most popular instructional Tai Chi video in North America. According to Nielsen-Videoscan, from 1998 to 2004, Terry Dunn s two Tai Chi for Health DVD s by accounted for 35% of all DVD programs sold in America with the word Chi in their titles (Short Form accounting for 19%; Long Form accounting for 16%). With more than 9 million sold since their release in 1990, Terry Dunn s Tai Chi for Health programs have done more to popularize Tai Chi practice in the West than any other media publication. Originally released on VHS cassette, the latest Tai Chi For Health Short Form DVD features the convenient and user-friendly Select Lessons mode, whereby the viewer can select any Tai Chi posture or exercise in the program and that section is played continuously in a loop until one presses the "next" button--thus affording convenient, hands-free repetitive Form practice.