Step by Step Tai Chi with Tiffany Chen - Learn the art of Tai Chi with Tiffany Chen
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Segment 2, Repetition 1 Now you want to shift your way back, relaxing, letting the energy sink all the way to the bottom of the left leg. And then now you want to spin up off the left leg, pulling in the right side, relaxing the arms back, and you want to bring the fingers of your right hand, kind of surrounding your thumb, so your hands are sort of in a hooked position, and all the way shifting to the right leg. You want to spin off the right leg, extend the right arm, place the left foot out, shift your way into the left leg, fill up in the left palm, and then turn in on the heel of the right foot. Relax the right knee by using the heel, turn opening your palms towards each other, and then just step to the center with the right leg on the heel, and bring the palms closer together, step back to the ball, drop the hands, step back out with the right leg, shift your weight bringing your left palm over, relaxing in the hips and then waking up. Now relax again, raise the left heel, and sweep across the left foot on the ball, raising the right hand to the temple, and lowering the left hand to the thigh. You want to shift your right back exhaling all the way, letting all the weight sink down to the left leg. As you turn in, and come up, inhale, using the left leg to turn in, and shift your weight into the right leg, the arms come back to the body, the fingers hook around the thumb of the right hand, and you want to spin on the ball of the left foot, extending the right arm, and now place the left foot out to the side, shift your weight into the left leg, fill up in the left palm, and then turn in on the right heel. You want to relax the right knee, turn on the ball, opening up, and then step to the center on the heel, step back dropping the hands, relaxing, exhaling, letting your mind go, placing the right foot back out, relaxing in the hips, exhaling, and coming back up and inhaling, and now you want to relax the left heel and sweep across the left foot on the ball, lifting up, lifting the right palm to the temple and left hand to the thigh. So as we shift our weight back into the left leg, you want to wind up a little bit to the right before you spin in with your left. You are going to use the left leg to pull in the right side, and then shift your weight into the right leg leaving the left side completely relaxed, and using the right leg to help spin open the left side, and spin out the right arm. Then you are going to place your left leg down gently with the right leg, with all the weight in the left leg, fill up in the left palm, and use the left leg now to turn the palm over and pull in the right hip. Now you are going to relax the right leg, and use the left leg to open up to the center, open up your palms, and you want to feel like you are squeezing together, bringing your palms together, and stepping in with the right leg. Now relax back dropping your palms down, place the right leg back out, sink all the way into the right leg, and as you bring the right palm to your temple ,and the left palm to your thigh, you want to feel your thigh squeezing together, just as if you are doing a thigh exercise.