Movement 5 – Press

Video Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 5 – Press

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Instruction Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 5 – Press

1. Shift your weight to the right toward 50/50; at the same time the hands rise.

2. Shift your weight further to the right (80/20), while your torso rotates to the left.

3. Releasing/letting go: The hands rotate slightly outwards, led by the pinky fingers; the torso rotates a bit more to the left as a consequence of the release.

4. Activating: Straightening up, the right hand moves to the right, so that the left hand presses onto the right wrist. (The left hand is placed half on the right hand, half on the right lower arm). Gaze and hip face into the full direction.

Graphic feet position

Graphic feet position Press

The relevant episodes of our #martialmonday project:

#MartialMonday 13 – Indirect Force

#martialmonday 15 – Small is beautiful

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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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