Movement 7 – Opening up

Opening up

Video Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 7 – Opening up

Instruction Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 7 – Opening up

1. Shift your weight to the left; the hands remain at the same spot.

2. Releasing/letting go: The hands rotate slightly outwards, led by the pinky fingers. The torso rotates slightly to the right.

3. Activating: Straightening up, both hands move outwards in an opening movement until the shoulder girdle builds the biggest possible arch. Simultaneously, the right foot turns in on the heel.

Graphic feet position

Opening up

 

The relevant episode of our #martialmonday project:

#MartialMonday 6 – Shoulder is blocked? Your escape plan

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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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