Tiger Balancing on Front Paws (Tai Chi)

Purpose

Tiger Balancing on Front Paws is a tai chi movement in the tiger sequence that works on your single leg balance.

Set up

Stand with your legs hip width apart and feet parallel. Shift your body weight side to side from leg to leg.

Movement

Keeping your weight in your left leg, lift your right knee up and raise your arms with your palms facing out. Hold for up to 30 seconds.

Shift your weight back and forth again.

And repeat with your weight in your right leg.

Tips

  • Stand tall.
  • Lengthen through your standing leg, think about pushing the floor away from you.
  • Keep your hips even. Don't let one side drop.
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