Move #5  Step Up and Raise Hands

Start Posture Description

Most of the weight is on the left foot. Right leg is straight and both feet are flat on the ground.

The shoulders and hips are squared to the left foot.

  • Left palm is extended forward at shoulder height, thumb lined up to the center of the body.
  • Right arm is straight out to the right side of body with hooked hand at shoulder level.

Follow me

The video loops 5 times with breaks for you to return to the start posture and practice it again. Practice each move many times until you are able to do the move without watching the video.

 

Step by Step Instruction

Rise up to the top of the head from the left foot with both legs straight. 

Left palm faces down to maintain the same space, right arm relaxes and the elbow drops. 

High Sit on right foot, turn the left side of the body pivoting on the left heel to right front corner.

Left palm comes with the body at heart level.

Push up from the right foot to the top of head onto the left straight leg, expanding the left arm circle. 

Turn the right side of body to left, bring forward the right foot placing the heel down. 

The right arm straightens, left arm moves with the body.

Relax and high sit on the left foot, both knees are bent, turn hip slightly to the right hip joint. 

70% of the body weight is on the left foot.

Drop the right elbow and open the palm, both palms turn toward each other.  Bring both hands towards to the center of the body, right hand at shoulder level and left hand at heart level (lined up with right elbow)


Before going to the next move, please complete the self assessment.


End Posture  Description

Most of the weight is on left foot. Right leg is resting on the heel - both knees bend.

Both arms are round with elbows angled down. Both palms are aligned in the center of the body.

  • Right palm is at shoulder level ahead of the left palm.
  • Left palm is at heart level

Practice from the beginning

To memorize the sequence, practice from the 1st move to the current move many times.