Waitankung Ancillary Movement (HAN CALISTHENICS)
6. OPEN ARM HIP SWING

PURPOSE:
To losen the hips and exercise the legs, and ultimately feel ch'i flowing in the arms.

MOVEMENT DESCRIPTION:
Move the hips from left to right and vice versa as if you are swinging a big basket embraced in yours arms.

STEPS:

  1. Keep feet apart in parallel with a distance wider than the shoulder width, and bent knees
  2. Two arms reach out to form a big semi circle in front of the chest
  3. Move you hips to swing the body left and right for about 36 times

NOTES:
It's important to keep the upper body above the waist still, particularly the arms and the shoulders. Only turn the hips, not the waist. When swinging to the left, straighten the left leg while keeping the right leg bent. The head follows the turn and eye at the mid point between the hands. Likewise, straighten the right leg, look at the right when turning to the right side.



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