We now move from side to side. In our hands, we
imagine a ball, perhaps a glowing ball of energy.
Sinking at the knees, turn from the waist slightly to the
right. Your hands lightly caress the ball just above your
right breast. Step out directly to the left with knees
Begin shifting your weight from right to left. Your
hands sweep your ball left and downward in a circular
pattern. Turn at the waist and allow your hips to
swivel. Flexing your wrists, carry the ball past the Tan
T’ien on the low part of the circle, and in front of your
throat on the high part.
The body moves in unison with hands. The arms don’t
lead, the body doesn’t lead, they move together.
Release tension in your wrists and hands. When moving
to the left, lightly emphasize with the right hand.
Completing the third weight shift from right to left, lift
the heel of the “trailing right leg”, and place it next to the
left, leaving an angle as in the resting position. This
completes the first set.
Pause, sink slightly again, and repeat the set a second and
third time, continuing moving to the left. Close each set
by lifting the trailing right heel, and placing next to your
Linger in the resting position momentarily, then reverse
direction back toward the right.
Sink at the knees, turn from the waist slightly toward the
left. Caress your ball just above your left breast.
With bent knees, step directly to the right. Shift your
weight, sweeping your ball downward and toward the right, a
slight emphasis with the left hand. Complete each set of three
movements by lifting the trailing left heel and placing next to
the right foot. After three sets in the right direction,
allow your Chi to balance in the resting position before
continuing with the next movement.