Movement 1 – Beginning

Beginning

Beginning (Engaging the Qi)

Beginning

 

Video “Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 1 – Beginning”

Instruction Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 1 – Beginning

1. releasing/letting go: During the preparation, the hands rotate slightly outwards, led by the pinky fingers

2. Activating: Straightening up, the hands flow upwards – and at the same time outwards – up to breast height

3. releasing, letting go: The hands come closer to the upper body on a horizontal line

4. Activating: Straightening up, we lift our hands. The palms face forward.

5. Transition: the hands sink downwards in a slight curve.

The relevant episodes of our #martialmonday project:

#Martialmonday 8 – Raising the Qi – Impressions from partner exercises

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The first two videos will cover the basic posture and the position of the feet (bow stance), followed by videos for the single movements. For those interested in the intention behind the movements (or the martial application training), we will add the relevant episodes of our #martialmonday project.

  1. Basic posture
  2. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 1 – Beginning
  3. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 2 – Ward Off Left
  4. Tai Chi Bow Stance
  5. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 3 – Ward Off Right
  6. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 4 – Pull
  7. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 5 – Press
  8. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 6 – Push
  9. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 7 – Open Up
  10. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 8 – Crossing Hands

Author: Nils Klug

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The basic posture

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