Below is a short list of books and online resources that I have found to be helpful in my practice.


  • Master Cheng’s Thirteen Chapters on T’ai Chi Ch’uan (ISBN: 0912059001) – translated by Douglas Wile. Cheng’s writing style in this book is as direct and to the point as his personal practice.
  • Tai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions (ISBN: 091205901X) – compiled and translated by Douglas Wile. In addition to some historical material, this record of the three generations of Yang family masters provides some great written material and fascinating photography.
  • Tao Te Ching (ISBN: 0877733880) translated by John C. H. Wu. Choose any translation or visual design that speaks to you. Keep it handy; there’s enough in this classic for quite a few lifetimes.


  • North Shore Meditation and Dharma Center Blog Carl Jerome’s blog offers valuable insight on meditation, exercises to help reduce excessive mental activity, and lessons on how to live a happier life.
  • Tai Chi Center of Chicago  The online resource for Elizabeth Wenscott’s Chicago-based Tai Chi school provides a lot of useful information pertaining to Tai Chi, Qigong and other sustainable practices.