Learning Tai Chi: Snake Creeps Down

Tai Chi: Snake Creeps Down - part of the women's fitness video series by GeoBeats.

Hello, my name is Tiffany Chen, I am from William C. C. Chen's Tai Chi Chuan and I am going to work on Snake Creeps Down with you. So turn to the left, left foot in front, right leg behind. We are going to get into the "Single Whip" position, which is the left palm in front. As you will see my right hand, the fingers are hooked and surround the thumb and just extends out from the shoulder and slightly bent at the elbow. We are about eighty-twenty. Eighty in the front leg, twenty in the right leg.

What we are going to do now is shift over more into the left leg and as we do so we are going to reach out with the left hand and turn on the heel of our right foot. Now shift into the right leg, the left wrist shrinks back to the left shoulder. And now with all the weight on the right leg, the right side pulls in the entire left side. So now we are facing forward. Sink into the hips, let the energy drop all the way down and energize down with the fingers of the left hand. And now the right foot turns out the left side and the palm turns out too. Shift. Turn in the right foot, and this completes the posture.
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Added on December 22nd, 2013
Last updated: March 28th, 2018