Pulling Taffy, Anchor begins with a forward and back movement and incorporates some of the movement practiced in Pulling Taffy.  The word “anchor” in the name refers to keeping your trailing heel anchored to the ground in the forward steps of this movement.

Taffy Anchor is comprised of 4 parts.  The first is a forward movement leading with the left leg.  This is followed by movement to the left.  Then a forward movement leading with the right leg, and finally movement back to the right.  In training classes, I often use a soft cadence of left-forward, left-left, right-forward, right-right.  In each part of the movement, you bend at the knees, take a step, extending the corresponding arm forward, extending the trailing arm backward.

After each step, return briefly to the resting position.  A complete set is comprised of these four movements.  Repeat at least three sets.  You can do more if you like, practicing in groups of three sets.

After completing your sets, return to the resting position.  Breathe lightly, and relax before proceeding.

 For your reference, I have included more detail on hand placement, direction of arm and leg movement in the written notes. 

Hand movement details:

From the resting position, sink softly at the knees, turning slightly to the right.  Extend the left forearm across the front of the waist with the left palm facing up, about waist height. 

Above the left forearm, extend the right forearm and right hand facing down, toward the left inside elbow joint.  Lift your left heel and take a step out directly forward. 

As you begin to shift your weight forward, your left arm pulls gently forward while your right arm pulls gently to the rear or the right.  The result is that your left forearm and hand are extended waist high in a forward direction, palm upward, while the trailing right forearm and hand facing down extend to the right. 

The trailing foot, especially the heel, does not rise, but stays firmly planted on the surface.  Once the weight has been fully extended, focus on returning to the starting position by shifting the weight backward enabling the lifting of the forward placed left foot and replacing it next to the planted right foot. 

Sink back into the resting posture and flow into the next part of the movement.  This part is the same as the first part of the Pulling Taffy movement.  Once the second part is completed and you have again come to the resting posture, begin the third part of the movement.

From the resting position, sink softly at the knees, turning slightly to the left.  Extend the right forearm across the front of the waist with the right palm facing up, about waist height.  Above the right forearm, extend the left forearm and left hand facing down, toward the right inside elbow joint. 

Lift your right heel and take a step out directly forward.  As you begin to shift your weight forward, your right arm pulls gently forward while your left arm pulls gently to the rear or the left.  The result is that your right forearm and hand are extended waist high in a forward direction, palm upward, while the trailing left forearm and hand facing down extend to the rear or left. 

The trailing foot, especially the heel, does not rise, but stays firmly planted on the surface.  Once the weight has been fully extended, focus on returning to the starting position by shifting the weight backward enabling the lifting of the forward placed right foot and replacing it next to the planted left foot. 

Sink back into the resting posture and flow into the final segment.  This part is the same as the second part of the Pulling Taffy movement and concludes at the origination point of the movement in the resting posture.  Repeat this set 3, 6, or 9 times.