How to Perform a Repulse the Monkey Movement in Tai Chi

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Here's a good way to calm the entire nervous system: Perform a repulse the monkey movement in tai chi.

Things You'll Need

  • Tai Chi Medidation Music
  • Martial Arts Supplies
  • Martial Arts Uniforms
  • Tai Chi Videos
  • Place your left foot in front of your body, resting your foot on the toes.

  • Keep your right foot about a foot-and-a-half behind.

  • Bend both knees and turn your torso slightly to the right.

  • Push your left and right hands in front of your body, palms out. Your left hand will be extended further than the right.

  • Circle your right hand down and back past your torso. Bring it up and press it palm forward past your right ear.

  • Step back with your left foot, placing toes first and then the heel. Turn your left hand palm up.

  • Shift your weight back on your left leg and press forward with your right palm. Withdraw your left hand with the palm up. Circle it down and back.

  • Step back with your right foot and circle your left hand up and press it palm forward past your left ear.

  • Withdraw your right hand palm up as your left palm comes forward. Circle your right hand downward and back and shift your weight to your right leg.

  • Step back with your left foot and circle your right hand up and press it palm forward past your right ear.

  • Withdraw your left hand palm up as your right palm comes forward. Circle your left hand downward and back and shift your weight to your left leg.

  • Step back with your right foot as you circle your left hand up and press it palm forward past your left ear.

  • Withdraw your right hand palm up as your left palm comes forward. Circle your right hand down and back and shift your weight to your right leg.

Tips & Warnings

  • Keep your breathing deep and coordinated with movements.
  • Practice the exercises slowly and without tension to increase the flow of 'chi' - your life energy. The results will calm the mind and benefit mental health.
  • If you have any condition that would impair or limit your ability to engage in physical activity, please consult a physician before attempting this activity. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.

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