Tai Chi Classroom - Moves 3 - 7

42 Movement Wu Style Slow Form

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3. Single WhipTai Chi Picture Right 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

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4. Raise Hand, Step Up
Tai Chi Picture Left 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

5. White Crane Cools its Wing
Tai Chi Picture Turn 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

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Single Whip to White Crane

6. Brush Knee x 3
Tai Chi Picture Both hands in front of face, turn both palms towards you, breathing in
Left hand brushes over the top of left knee
Step up, right hand brush right knee
Step up, left hand brush left knee

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Brush Knee x 3

7. Hands Play Guitar
Tai Chi Picture Sink back right leg, right hand touches left wrist
Turn waist / arms to right
Shift forward to left leg, turn body to front
Step up, hands in the centre

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