Qigong and preparations

There are a number of preparations and qigong exercises that can be performed to help improve your tai chi.
This video show the basic five foot positions: parallel stance, empty stance, T step stance, archery stance, horse stance. The sequence also covers the feet movements for the first six moves, afterwards it shows the basic hand position “playing the lute”:

Note: the main part of the video is shown so that you can practice as if looking into a mirror.

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骑马步 forearms and elbows together.

 

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