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Woodlands Tai Chi

The Basics

 

BREATHING

Keep your tongue on the roof of your mouth.

Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth – a long, continuous breath without a pause between the inhale and exhale.

Breath to and from the belly.

Relax.

 

FORM INSTRUCTIONS

 

YANG STYLE 8 STEP FORM

 

Opening

 

Repulse the Monkey right side, Repulse the Monkey left to the side

Brush Knee Twist Step left to side, Brush Knee twist Step right side

Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane left side, Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane right side

Wave Hands Like the Clouds 2x right side, Wave hands Like the Clouds 2x left a side

Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg right, Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg left

Kick Right Foot, Kick Left Foot

Grasping the Sparrow’s Tail, Press and Push the right side

Grasping the Sparrow’s Tail, Press and Push left a side

Closing

 

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WAVE HANDS LIKE THE CLOUDS

 

(face NORTH to start)

Posture starts from Parting the Wild Horses Mane on the right side. (facing EAST)

(switch hands) Turn Right had palm away from you slowly drop the right arm as you raise the left palm facing you.

Rotate the waist to the left side (as the left-hand goes across the center of the body to the left) palm should be facing you.

(switch hands) Drop the left arm and raise the right. (facing WEST)

Rotate the waist to the right side ( as the right-hand goes across the center of the body to the right) palm should be facing you.

Shift the weight to the right leg, step the left foot beside the right foot. Feet are together(facing. EAST)

(switch hands) Drop the right arm and raise the left.

Rotate the waist to the left side (as the left hand goes across center of body to the left) palm should be facing you.

Shift the weight to the left leg. Step the right foot to the right side. Feet are apart. (facing WEST)

(switch hands) Drop the left arm and raise the right.

Rotate the waist to the right side (as the right hand goes across center of body to the right) palm should be facing you.

(switch hands) Drop the right arm and raise the left. (facing EAST)

Rotate the waist to the left side (as the left-hand goes across the center of the body to the left) palm should be facing you.

Shift the weight to the right leg, step the right foot to the left side Feet are together. (facing WEST)

(switch hands) Drop the left arm and raise the right.

Rotate the waist to the right side ( as the right hand goes across center of body to the right) palm should be facing you.

Shift the weight to the right leg, step the left foot to the left side. Feet are apart. (facing EAST)

(switch hands) Drop the right arm and raise the left.

Rotate the waist to the left side (as the left hand goes across center of body to the left) palm should be facing you.

(switch hands) Drop the left arm and raise the right. (facing WEST)

Rotate the waist to the right side (as the right-hand goes across the center of the body to the right) palm should be facing you.

(switch hands) Drop the right arm and raise the left. (facing EAST)

Rotate the waist to the center p

prepare for roster posture. (facing North)

 

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