Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

May 31, 2013

The Harvard Medical School Guide To Tai Chi – A Book Review20

Transition to Brush Knee Twist Step, from Form of the Seven Stars

Transition to Brush Knee Twist Step, from Form of the Seven Stars

Brush Knee Twist Step 1/2

Brush Knee Twist Step 1/2

Brush Knee Twist Step 2/2

Brush Knee Twist Step 2/2

About the Photos

Here is where you really get a sense of generating force from the back heel and integrating the whole body in a push. As the body turns and the weight is shifted onto the front leg, the rear foot pivots on the heel. That seems to be the trickiest thing for students to learn, but it is critical because it happens many many times and it becomes how you step and shift weight most of the time. I didn’t really get this until I began sinking lower (bending the knees more), then as you push and extend the knee, the front of the foot pivots around to where it’s going – usually to straight ahead, which is 90° and way different than anything you’ve done before.

At the finish, the body is squared into Front Stance, the feet shoulder width apart and pointing forward, and the “Line” maintained with the chin down, and almost all of the weight on the front foot.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: