Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part

Focus: Movements #33-43 (Open to All Levels)
TCM Time Course

Tuesdays 6:30PM-8:00PM EDT | 7-week course | September 15th-October 27th, 2020

  • Practice gentle breathing, stretching and strengthening meditative movements with Tai Chi Silk Reeling: Yin-Yang Symbol
  • The Yang Style Tai Chi Sequence (Traditional Long Form—108 movements) is commonly practiced for relaxation and numerous health benefits
  • The Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part (#33-43 of 41 movements) will be emphasized in-depth in this 7-week course with a general review (#23-33)
  • This course is open to all levels—beginners do not need to know the 1st Part of the Tai Chi Sequence to begin the 2nd Part

Tai Chi is a sequence of postures connected by flowing movement, practiced with focused breathing and a calm mind—a type of moving meditation. Practicing Tai Chi regularly can reduce stress, increase energy, balance, and flexibility, and ease symptoms of many health problems such as high blood pressure, asthma, back pain, and arthritis.

Tai Chi Silk Reeling: Yin-Yang Symbol is an ancient art known for training soft and flowing movements like silk reeling following the Tai Chi Yin-Yang Symbol to develop your sticking hands, body connection, coordination, and whipping power (Jin).

September-October 2020

Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part (#33-43 of 41 movements)

Introduction
Tai Chi Silk Reeling Warm-up

Review & Refine Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part

Review & Refine Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part (Movements #23-33):

  • Transition Form to 2nd Part
  • 23. Wardoff, Rollback, Press, and Push Forward (Peng Lǚ Ji An)
  • 24. Single Whip
  • 25. Punch (Fist) Under the Elbow
  • 26. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Left
  • 27. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Right
  • 28. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Left
  • 29. Diagonal Flying
  • 30. Lift Hands to the Up Posture
  • 31. The Crane Spreads Its Wings
  • 32. Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 33. Pick Up the Needle from the Sea Bottom

Introduction to Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part (Movements #33-43):

  • 33. Pick Up the Needle from the Sea Bottom
  • 34. Fan Back
  • 35. Turn, Twist Body, and Circle the Fist
  • 36. Step Forward, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch
  • 37. Step Forward, Wardoff, Rollback, Press and Push Forward (Peng Lǚ Ji An)
  • 38. Single Whip
  • 39. Wave Hand in the Clouds: Right
  • 40. Wave Hand in the Clouds: Left
  • 41. Wave Hand in the Clouds: Right
  • 42. Single Whip
  • 43. Stand High to Search Out the Horse
  • To be continued...

Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part

YMAA Boston Special Class

Focus: Body Structure

This 8-week course will examine the fundamental body structures of Tai Chi and the postures and movements of the 2nd part of the Yang style form.

  • Learn to calm your mind and relax your body with Tai Chi
  • Practice gentle breathing, stretching and strengthening movements
  • Improve your flexibility and balance as well as your mood and sleep
  • The Yang Style Tai Chi Sequence (Traditional Long Form—108 movements) is commonly practiced for relaxation and numerous health benefits
  • The Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part will be covered in this 8-week course (#23-33 of 41 movements) and the focus will be on regulating the body structure
  • This course is open to all levels—especially for beginners—and it is not necessary to know the 1st Part of the Tai Chi Sequence to begin the 2nd Part

Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part (#23-33 of 41 movements)

  • Transition Form to 2nd Part
  • 23. Wardoff, Rollback, Press, and Push Forward (Peng Lǚ Ji An)
  • 24. Single Whip
  • 25. Punch (Fist) Under the Elbow
  • 26. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Left
  • 27. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Right
  • 28. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Left
  • 29. Diagonal Flying
  • 30. Lift Hands to the Up Posture
  • 31. The Crane Spreads Its Wings
  • 32. Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 33. Pick Up the Needle from the Sea Bottom
  • Review & Conclusion
  • To be continued...

Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part Courses

VIDEO LIBRARY
The 2nd part of Yang style Tai Chi sequence consists of 41 movements that will help you increase your flexibility and balance

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Course 1:
Movements #33-43 Pick Up the Needle from the Sea Bottom -to- Stand High to Search Out the Horse
TCM Time | Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part Course
September-October 2020 (7 weeks)
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Special Course:
Movements #23-33—Transition Form to 2nd Part: Peng Lǚ Ji An -to- Pick Up the Needle from the Sea Bottom
YMAA Boston | Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part Course
July-August 2020 (8 weeks)
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