Tai Chi Classroom - Moves 23 - 31

42 Movement Wu Style Slow Form

With Detailed Instruction

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23. Watch Low Hand
Tai Chi Picture Right palm opens and faces up, left palm sinks palm facing down, breathing in
Watch low left hand with eyes

24. Raise Hand, Step Up
Hands come to centre of body, left palm facing back, right facing forward
Left hand goes up to forehead, palm facing out, right is down to right side, breathing out

25. White Crane Cools its Wing
Tai Chi Picture Turn waist stretching right arm back, breathing in
Turn waist back to front right arm circling high and back breathing out
Eyes watching right hand
Left 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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26. Brush Knee x 3
Tai Chi Picture Both hands in front of face, turn both palms towards you, breathing in
Right hand brushes over the top of right knee
Step up, left hand brush left knee
Step up, right hand brush right knee

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

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28. Block and Punch
Tai Chi Picture Both hands hang by left side Step forward right leg, shift forward
Loop both hands on left side to front
Sink back in left leg, right hand forward, left arm by left side
Shift forward, punch left hand

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29. Repulse Monkey x 3
Tai Chi Picture Hands change, right hand brushes over right knee
left hand spirals, pushing forward until slight tension appears at bottom of left palm, breathing out
Eyes watching left hand
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30. Slanting Flying Posture
Tai Chi Picture Turn to right, left hand at right elbow, then turn your right elbow back to the centre of your body, breathing in
Arms together, right palm up, left palm down
Separate hands, like a flying swallow, right hand and arm goes up diagonally
Left hand and arm goes down diagonally, breathing out
Eyes watching left hand
Strong and accurate feeling, like a small sparrow flying sideways

31. Needle in Deep Sea
Tai Chi Picture Right hand circles up to left, breathing in
Eyes watching left hand
Right fingers point down and sink towards the ground, breathing out
Eyes watching right hand
Left hand moves towards right elbow, palm facing towards it
Feeling of sinking deep down into the ocean

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