James has made a very good attempt at demonstrating the benefits from practicing the modern TaiJi form - 24 Step... some good tips and exercises.
A step-by-step guide for all levels... I love this book for spreading understanding of tai chi. I hate it for taking away some of the magic, but mostly I love it for being a comprehensive and readily understood aid to learning and teaching. After all, there's always a deeper magic!
This comprehensive book maps out in scrupulous detail, supported by nearly 700 photographs plus drawings, all the moves (hands, feet, legs, torso, musculoskeletal system, breathing, and more) for each of the twenty-four forms. Each form includes instructions for beginners as well as for more advanced practitioners... the author has done an admirable job... his passion for sharing this accessible version of taiji is evident throughout the text. With words of wisdom, complemented by years of experience and perspective as teacher, Drewe draws forth the subtleties of the "feeling" (of the moves), helping students access a deeper embodiment of the forms --- truly bridging mind and soul through this mindful movement practice.