From the resting position, step forward, slightly to the
left, place the left heel while keeping most of your weight on
the right leg, knees bent on both legs.
Positioning your hands for this movement, think, “start low
to go high”. Begin with the hands palm outward at your
side. As you shift your weight forward, your hands travel
in an arch to a position about throat high. The left hand
is closer to the body than the right, finger tips upright on
Shifting your weight back to the right leg, fingers still
pointing upward, the hands move first down to the level of the
Tantien, and then to the side, positioned to smoothly repeat
the arching movement as the body shifts forward again.
Release tension in the wrists and forearms. Maintain
your upright body posture with no leaning forward or
Repeat 9 times on the left. Return to the resting
position with your hands at your side, palms downward.
Allow your Chi to settle, feel balanced.
Now, repeat the movement an equal number of times on
the right side. Complete the movement by settling once
again into the resting position before proceeding.