Tai Chi Day 86

Today I discovered that you have to put one foot down in the right place before you can lift the other. Yeah, I know. Seems obvious. But when I move from Snake Creeps to Golden Pheasant, the tendency is that the left foot is pointed to the northeast, the hand comes up from Snake Creeps in the north, and then the right foot comes from the back to the standing position of Golden Pheasant on Left Leg. Only, the left foot is still pointing north-northeat. This means the whole posture is unbalanced; the right thigh is pressing up against the left thigh and shifting the balance leftward where it can’t go. The right leg has to be lifted to position appropriate to the posture of the left leg.

It’s body mechanics. duh.

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