9780553373783

Thinking Body, Dancing Mind

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  • ISBN13:

    9780553373783

  • ISBN10:

    0553373781

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1994-05-01
  • Publisher: Bantam
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv
Prologue xvii
Jerry Lynch
Prologue xxi
Chungliang Al Huang
I BLUEPRINTS 1(26)
Awakening to the Tao
2(25)
From Western Sports to Taosports
5(3)
Preparations for the Journey
8(8)
Visualizations
16(7)
Affirmations---The Language of Taosports
23(4)
II THE FOUNDATION 27(58)
Entering the Tao: The Beginner's Mind
28(57)
Beliefs
31(6)
Positive Thinking
37(9)
Relaxation
46(6)
Vision
52(7)
Focusing
59(7)
Centering
66(5)
Intuition
71(8)
Reflection
79(6)
III THE OBSTACLES 85(66)
Going Beyond Blocks to the Beginner's Mind
86(65)
Fear
87(6)
Fear of Failure
93(8)
Fear of Success
101(8)
Slumps
109(7)
Fatigue
116(6)
Injuries
122(9)
Expectations
131(6)
Self-Criticism
137(7)
Perfectionism
144(7)
IV THE FRAME 151(46)
More Taosport Mindsets for Extraordinary Performance
152(45)
Confidence
153(6)
Assertiveness
159(8)
Courageousness
167(7)
Detachment
174(7)
Egolessness
181(5)
Selflessness
186(6)
Conscientiousness
192(5)
V THE INNER STRUCTURE 197(58)
Taosport Strategies and Techniques
198(57)
Competition
200(5)
Winning
205(6)
Psychological Tactics
211(7)
Motivation
218(7)
Goal Setting
225(5)
Self-Improvement
230(7)
Synergy
237(7)
Leadership
244(11)
VI THE FINISHING TOUCHES 255(38)
Advanced Taosport Virtues
256(37)
Integrity
259(9)
Adaptation
268(6)
Persistence
274(6)
Balance
280(7)
Simplicity
287(6)
Epilogue 293(4)
Index 297

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