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

Author: Nils Klug

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