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    Tai Chi: Single Whip - Women's Fitness

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Tai Chi: Push into Single Whip - part of the women's fitness video series by GeoBeats.

    Hello, my name is Tiffany Chen, I am from William C.C. Chen's Tai Chi Chuan. and now we are going to work on Push into Single Whip.

    Begin by turning to your right. Right foot in front, left slightly behind. 80% of the weight in the right leg, 20% in the back leg. Put both palms up in front of you. Relax, exhale, sink into your base. Be comfortable with your posture and it is important even though I am using the term "push" to describe the motion, I don't want you to bend at the wrist. Bending here blocks up the energy flow.You want to feel the energy, come up from the from the base through the body and through the fingertips.

    So let's begin. Relax, exhale, sink into the front leg, and push. Just reach out with the fingertips, shift the weight back, relax exhaling, turning in, inhaling, so you are pigeon toed. Shift the weight into the right leg. Let the weight sink all the way down, it spirals down so it could help you spin open to the left extending the right arm. Now step out with the left foot, setting it down gently.

    Shift the weight into the left leg, exhaling, sinking, releasing the hip joints and now spinning up from the elbow of the left arm, and now turning in the right foot and the left palm together. And this completes the segment.