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tai chi 18 moves: - moves 4 - 6

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tai chi 18 moves separating the clouds tai chi 18 moves rolling the arms tai chi 18 moves rowing a boat


All the moves to be done at the same time are in small blocks. Each block has a name like
transition move:
and then all the actions for you to do are indented. For more help with basic techniques and the instruction layout go to tai chi instruction

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position check

body facing 1:30;
feet shoulder width apart; weight on left leg;
right hand extended at shoulder height left hand curved at head


Separating the Clouds

overall effect

Imagine you are picking up a big fluffy cloud then turning your palms to push it away in two directions

tai chi 18 moves separate the clouds
return to center:
arc arms to waist:
cross hands:
tai chi separate the clouds
raise palms:
turn palms:
separate hands:
Repeat: arc arms to waist thru separate hands 8 times

end of this shibashi instruction


Rolling the Arms in a Horse-riding Stance

overall effect

imagine that you have a balloon on the palm of your hand and you bring the other hand round in a big curve to push the balloon gently off your palm

tai chi 18 moves rolling the arms
arc arms to shoulders:

tai chi rolling the arms

palms facing:
turn to right:
arc backwards right:

rolling the arms in horse riding stance

return to centre:
cut hand right:
turn to left:

rolling the arms in horse riding stance

arc backwards left:
return to centre:
cut hand left:

repeat: turn to right thru cut hand left 2 - 3 times

end of this tai chi 18 moves instruction


Rowing a Boat in the Middle of a Lake

overall effect

imagine that you are drawing circles with your fingertips. Your right hand is drawing an anticlockwise circle (when you look at your fingers) and your left hand is drawing a clockwise circle.

tai chi 18 rowing a boat
transition move1:
transition move2:
transition move3:

rowing a boat in the middle of a lake

raise arms over head:
return arms to sides:

repeat: raise arms over head thru return arms to sides 4 - 6 times

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