Origin of Tai Chi: 9. Crossed Hands

Reading:

Crossed Hands is a transition and resting point. Everything is finished and you connect two forms.

Use crossed hands when there are two forms or moves you want to do one after another, but you feel they do not connect well mechanically or energywise. Use Crossed Hands to change direction, or when you want a little pause.

Close Reading:

Level 1: Paraphrasing- State in your own words the meaning of each sentence.

The Crossed Hands is a final move that helps you rest. This move also connects two Tai Chi moves.

Crossed Hands is used when you want to do consecutive Tai Chi moves that do not flow together. Crossed hands is used when you want to rest for a moment or completely change the direction in which you are moving.


Level 2: Explicating-

  1. State the main point.
    • The Crossed Hands Tais chi move helps you rest and change the direction of your practice.
  2. In other words….
    • In this move you can pause, connect to a completely different tai chi move, and turn quickly.
  3. For example…
    • When you practice this Tai Chi move you know you are about to change, your flow with a different move, or complete your practice.


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