Touchstone T'ai Chi Ch'uan
South Ayrshire
Yang Style
Sun Style
This beautifully filmed DVD by T'ai Chi Ch'uan Sifu Alan Hamilton, is the first release in
The 'Tao of Nature' series. Alan invites you to join him on a peaceful and deeply relaxing stroll
through the beautiful Culzean Forest, situated in the gently rolling Carrick Hills of Southern
Scotland, where the stresses and anxieties of the outside world simply don't exist.
Combining the wonderful harmony of music, the gracefully flowing movements
of T'ai Chi and Qigong, exquisitely filmed moving imagery and the powerfully beneficial energies
found in the forest. Alan takes you on a sublimely calming journey of tranquillity and peace,
where animals, birds, plants, trees, water, air and humans join in perfect harmony to produce
The Chi of the Forest. The calming yet subtle vibrations of the music will wash over you like
the whisper of a warm breeze, embracing your skin on a fine spring day. Leaving you mentally
refreshed and energised, yet at one with nature.
The ancient arts of T'ai Chi and Qigong have been handed down for countless generations
and it is their ultimate aim to guide the student to health of mind, body and spirit.
The clip above is a short 5 minute preview of the film which lasts in total for 50 minutes.
If  you would like to order the DVD, please go to
15.99 incl. P&P
Important notice for non European customers:
This DVD was recorded in PAL Region 2 format and is therefore only compatible with DVD players in the UK, Ireland, most other European countries, parts of Africa and parts of the Middle East. It is NOT compatible with systems in the USA, Canada, Japan and most other countries in Asia and the Americas. Please check that you have PAL Region 2 compatible equipment.
Running Time Approx 50 Mins.
The Chi of the Forest
Yang Medium Frame Solo Form
9 Min Excerpt
The above clip has been taken from the Touchstone T'ai Chi Ch'uan Volume Two DVD. The DVD contains not only the complete Yang Medium Frame Solo Form, but also a full loosening and stretching set.
There are also various other clips showing Ta Lu and weapon forms.

Music & Books
There is an excellent selection of traditional Chinese & Japanese music and books on Amazon . There are also many other sites specialising in this area. Please also see my page, recommended reading on T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi-gung. All the books recommended by me, are very relevant to the Yang style of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and have been written or translated by highly competent authors and/or translators.

I have listed some sites worth investigating below.


MG Music was established in 2003 by Medwyn Goodall, premiere instrumental music composer, performer and producer. Since our humble beginnings we have continued to represent the cream of instrumental and new age music talent, steadily releasing throughout the year a range of titles to calm, relax and inspire.

http://www.windmusic.com.  It's all about Life, Nature and Spirituality
A musical treasure rooted in the East;
We adopt modern and innovative approaches;
Seeking to invite the whole world to hear the music.

What a wealth of uplifting, healing music has come, and continues to come, from this country. The majority of its music is based on the 5-note Pathagorian , the most harmonious of all scales.

Relax - Buddhist Meditation Music - Zen Garden - Kokin Gumi

This site contains a myriad of choices in Esoteric/New age/Religous musics from old to new.
Masayuki Koga - Eastwind A beautiful solo Japanese Shakuhachi album by a
master musician and composer.

Journey to the Temple by Lin Fu Chan
An extremely peaceful audio CD where the composer Lin Fu Chan uses a wide variety of vocal and instruments to capture what can only be describes as music to calm the emotions.