Tai Chi: Brush Knee Tips

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The brush knee movement, in Tai Chi, is great for relaxing the body and centering the mind. Learn to perform the brush knee movement from a professional Tai Chi instructor in this free martial arts video.

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In this segment we're going to continue to learn about brush knee and how to move in brush knee. In the last segment we just did single hand and forward. Now this time as you come back and the hand is down, you have one hand up. Always being mindful not to lift that elbow. As one hand rises the other hand sinks. With what's called in yang palm, one palm faces up, one palm facing down. Now we begin with the back leg turn the waist as we come forward the left hand drops the right hand comes forward in this case we also have brush knee on the other side. So we always begin our brush knee in this position. Then we step out, one hand up one hand down, and again like that scale, be mindful not to lean back or to fall forward. A common mistake here is to drop this hand already and then moving forward. So when we come here into brush knee we turn one hand up one hand down, step out. Now if I need to change, I can change. So when I step out I shift my weight turn my waist, so this turning the waist and then using the shoulder, elbow, wrist, shoulder, elbow, wrist very relaxed. If I don't have the six harmonies it's like a board, very stiff, it's very stiff. Another common error with this is to let the elbow rise as you come forward. So as you step forward you have to drop the elbow then come forward brushing around the knee. This hand pushing forward, hand pushing forward this hand pushing down and out. Brush knee.

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