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The right shoulder is connected with the left hip; right elbow with left knee; the right wrist with left ankle. And naturally, left shoulder with right hip, etc.

Also, the right shoulder connects with the right hip; right elbow with right knee; right wrist with right ankle. Likewise the left shoulder connects with the left hip, etc.

As one trains feel these connections within the body. Feel the connections in the postures in the first section as one settles. These settling postures include, for example, Lan Za Yi (Lazily Tying One's Coat), Dan Bian (Single Whip), and Xie Xing (Diagonal Posture). Also feel these connections throughout the form while moving and transitioning.

February 27, 2015