Carry the Cauldron

This is the seventh Tai Chi form in the Big 8 Move Set. It is shown below the way a beginner should practice it. As you progress in our system the way you perform the set will change based on which internal skills your are practicing.

1. Begin from where we left off with Cloud Hands.

2. The right hand stops at shoulder height.

3. The left hand continues up and around.

4. Once both hands are at shoulder height…

5. Both hands begin to float out and down.

6. Your body sinks downwards as the hands continue to float down.

7. The hands come down just below the knees.

8. The hands & body begin to rise as if lifting something heavy.

9. Continue rising.

10. The body and hands rise until the hands are about shoulder height.

11. Turn the hands over and…

12. Let your insides relax and drop as if dropping the heavy object you picked up.


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