With Daughter in the Valley, we will “start high to go low”
with our hands. From the resting position, step
forward and slightly to the left. Place the left heel,
initially keeping most of your weight over the right leg, both
knees slightly bent.
Elbows at your side are bent to hold the hands palm-forward
near shoulder height. As you shift your weight forward,
the hands descend to a position where the hands face each other
below the waist, about 6 or 8 inches apart, elbows held close
to the body. While still shifting the weight forward,
maintaining an upright body posture, the hands in opposition
rise first upward and then back as the body shifts back toward
the starting position.
Wrists and forearms move lightly, loosely, slowly. Be
mindful not to lean forward or backward.
Repeat 9 times on the left. Return to the resting
position with your hands at your side, palms downward.
Allow your Chi to settle, to balance.
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.