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GREEN= Lesson Sutherland Tuesday 7.30 pm

70. Cloud hands x 3
Tai Chi PictureLeft hand scoops up to right, breathing in
Left hand stays high, right hand scoops to left, breathing out
Eyes watching left hand
Right hand stays high, left scoops up to right, breathing in
Eyes watching right hand
Left hand crosses over right, breathing out<
Eyes looking forward
Movements lite, like drawing clouds

71. Single Whip
Tai Chi PictureRight hand forms a hook, fingers and thumb all touching
Left hand moves from right to left, breathing in Left hand turns at end of movement, breathing out
Follow left hand with eyes
Relaxed like slowly cracking a whip

72. Lower Posture
Tai Chi Picture Right Hand creates hook, all fingers touch together
Hands circle over head, don't look up with head
Eyes watching straight ahead, sink weight back into right leg
Whole body sinks down, keep body upright, arms parelel with ground

73 to 74. Golden Cock L & R
Tai Chi Picture Right leg up: left hand low, right hand high, right leg up, sole turned in
Left leg up: right hand low, left hand high, left leg up, sole turned in
Suppoting leg slighlty bent, sink into it

Cloud Hands, Lower Posture, Golden Cock Five repetitions of these movements from the Wu 108 Slow form, filmed from front and back view to help my students to learn the movements.

75. Repulse Monkey x 3
Tai Chi Picture Stepping backwards, shift back, step back
Weight stays on front leg, back leg straight
Hands change, low hand brushes over knee of forward leg knee
Top hand spirals, pushing forward until slight tension appears at bottom of palm, breathing out
Eyes watching top hand

Tai Chi Picture

76. Slanting Flying Posture
Tai Chi PictureTurn to left, right hand at left elbow, left elbow back to the centre of your body, breathing in
Arms together, left palm up, right palm down
Separate hands, like a flying swallow, left hand and arm goes up diagonally
Right hand and arm goes down diagonally, breathing out
Eyes watching right hand
Strong and accurate feeling, like a small sparrow flying sideways

77. Raise Hand, Step Up
Tai Chi PictureLeft palm opens and faces up, right palm sinks palm facing down, breathing in
Watch low right hand with eyes
Hands come to centre of body, right palm facing back, left facing forward
Right hand goes up to forehead, palm facing out, left is down to left side, breathing out

78. White Crane Cools its Wing
Tai Chi PictureTurn waist stretching left arm back, breathing in
Turn waist back to front left arm circling high and back breathing out
Eyes watching left hand
Right hand, palm facing out stays in front of forehead, for whole movement
Feels majestic like a big stalk stretching one wing

Tai Chi Picture

79. Brush Knee
Tai Chi PictureBoth hands in front of face, turn both palms towards you, breathing in
Left hand brushes over the top of left knee
Sink back hands play guitar

Golden Cock, Repulse Monkey, Slanting Flying, White Crane, Brush Knee Five repetitions of these movements from the Wu 108 Slow form, filmed from front and back view to help my students to learn the movements.

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