Move #6  Stork Cools Wings

Start 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

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

Turn both palms down

Relax and sink down onto the left foot, torso turns and faces the front-left corner.

Right arm turns, down with the torso and round to hold the ball - right palm up - left palm down.

Weight is on left foot. 

Step out with the right foot, both feet parallel as corner steps

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

The left hand is at heart-level.  The back of right hand presses towards the right knee.

Sink down into the right foot, keeping the torso facing the corner, turning the right hand up with palm out. 

Cross the arms at the wrists, palms out, fingertips up. Arm is rounded, elbow angled down.

Place left toes, half step down to the left.

Rise up from the right foot, separating the arms. Turn the right arm up, rotating the palm out in a line with the forehead, and thumb at centerline. 

Left palm turns down, finger tips at center line. Both arms are round. 

Left leg straightens and rests on the ball of the foot - toes pointing forward. Right palm is now facing the ceiling, left palm facing floor.

 


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End Posture  Description

All weight is on the right foot. Both legs are straight. The ball of left foot touches to the front lightly for balance at about 8" to 10" ahead.

Both arms are round.

  • Right palm is angled up to the forehead facing out, fingertips to the centerline.
  • Left palm is pressing down in front of waist, fingertips to the centerline.

Practice from the beginning

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