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Written by a sports psychologist and a renowned T'ai Chi master, here is a guide to enriching all of life's pursuits through the practice of its simple mental tools and wisdom. Using stories of success from athletes and businesspeople, the authors present techniques and exercises to promote relaxation and enhance performance.
About the Author
Chungliang Al Huang is the founder-president of Living Tao Foundation and the director of Lan Ting Institute. An internationally recognized Tai Ji master and authority of East/West cultural synthesis, he has been a research fellow at the Academia Sinica and a member of the World Academy of Art and Science. He is the author of the bestselling classic Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain, and Quantum Soup: Fortune Cookies in Crisis, and coauthor with Alan Watts of Tao: The Watercourse Way.
Jerry Lynch, PhD, counseling psychologist and international speaker, is also a corporate consultant and author of several books, including Living Beyond Limits and, with Chungliang Al Huang, Thinking Body, Dancing Mind.
“This gives you a positive mental perspective and provides good focus for your mind—unconscious and conscious.”—Phil Jackson, coach of the Los Angeles Lakers
“Warning: If you're completely content with your life, don't read this book. But if you'd like to break through to higher levels of performance, understanding, and happiness . . . this book is magic.”—Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Meaning & Medicine and Healing Words
“In six months my level of performance has grown more than in the previous ten years of athletic training. Using Taoist principles of performance has pushed me to levels I never dreamed possible.”—Steven Gottlieb, all-American 1989 NCAA Tennis Division III champion
“Bringing Eastern thought to the Western world of sport really works. . . . My game has improved immensely.”—Vince Stroth, offensive guard, Houston Oilers, NFL
“The Tao is responsible for me turning my life around, athletically and personally. I am now able to believe in myself and perform to my capability.”—Regina Jacobs, U.S. Olympic Track Team