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The snake creeps down
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The snake creeps down 01
Press the ground with the right foot and straighten the right leg. Relax both hips and shift them horizontally to the left along the east west direction.
Shift the weight center, which is originally shared evenly by both legs, to the connecting line between the left hip and the left foot.
At the same time, with the left heel as axis, rotate the left toe tips from the southeast to the east. During the turning, the direction of the thigh and the
direction of the left toe tips have to be the same during the whole process. The torso is slanting to the left side and forms a straight line from the right
foot to the top of the head. The upper body remains facing south.
Keep the right arm at its original state and shift according to the movement of the body. Relax the left shoulder. Following the shift of the weight
center to the left, turn the left forearm at its original height from facing southeast to facing east. With both elbow and knee facing against each other,
use the elbow as the axis and raise the forearm up along a curving path and then chop down toward the east till the forearm and the left shoulder are
at the same height. Stretch out the arm naturally with the center of the palm facing south.
Following the turning of the neck to the left, move the eyesight at the same time with the palm toward the east.
The snake creeps down 02
Keep the left hip, knee and leg stable. With the left hip as center, shift the right hip slightly
forward. Take the connecting line between the right hip and the right leg as axis and rotate
the right leg turning the right foot from southwest to southeast. This time the torso is still
kept slanting sideway toward east. With the power from the waist and the leg, turn the
upper body from facing south to facing southeast.
The left arm is at its original state. Relax the right shoulder. With the power from turning to
the left, fling the left arm like a soft whip from the southeast to the east following the track
as shown by the yellow dots in the picture. The palm is facing north and the fingers are
located close to the left wrist.
The snake creeps down 03
Press the ground with the left toe tips. Raise the heel up slightly. Stretch the left leg and
bend the right leg. Move the hips steadily to the west. Shift the weight center to the
connecting line between the right hip and the right leg.
At this time, move the left heel naturally toward east. While shifting the weight center, with
the right heel as center, turn the right toe tips from facing southeast to facing southwest.
While making the rotation, the right thigh and the right foot are kept in the same direction.
The torso is still facing southeast. Following the shift of the weight center to the left, the
torso is turning from slanting toward the southeast to leaning toward southwest.
Keep fingers of both hands facing east with the right fingers still located close to the left
wrist. Withdraw both elbows close to the body at the same time when shifting the weight
center till the left forearm is slightly touching the left side of the body. Keep the eyesight
looking at the east.
The snake creeps down 04
With the left toe tips as center, rotate the heel to the left leading the foot sole from
pointing to the southeast to pointing to the south. At the same time, with the right hip as
center, rotate the left hip forward turning the upper body from facing southeast and
leaning sideway to facing south and centering upright. The weight center is still located at
the left leg with the left heel rising slightly and insubstantially.
From picture 03 and 04, it looks like both arms are shifting independently. Actually, the
shifting of the right forearm is originated from the turning of the upper body.
During this whole process, with both forearms as axis, two palms are respectively rotating
for 90 degrees. And then with the right wrist twisting outward toward the back of the hand,
the left wrist attaches with the right fingers to move forward and leads the left fingers
pointing downward to the right.
The eyesight is kept looking at the palm from turning downward to the south from the east.
The snake creeps down 05
Open the hips and press firmly the left heel. With the sense of
sinking downward, the upper body is slightly slanting forward to
the south. Following the move, stretch slightly both arms and stick
Pay attention to keep both legs, hips and knees stable.
The snake creeps down 06
With the left heel and the left hip as axis, rotate the stretched left leg and turn the toe
tips from facing south to facing southeast. Raise the toe tips insubstantially.
At the same time, with the right hip as center, turn the left hip to the left slightly rotating
the upper body from the south to the southeast.
The right arm is essentially not moving. Turn the right forearm only and lead the palm
that facing out to become facing left. The left arm is basically kept at its original state
and moves along with the turning of the body. Rotate the left arm at the same time
leading the palm from facing inward to facing right. Both palms are lining up and in
concert with each other from the back to the front.
Keep the sense toward the extended direction of the left leg.
The snake creeps down 07
Press the right palm toward the direction to the ground.
Stretch the right leg and bend the left leg. Shift the weight
center steadily toward the left leg. At the same time, with
the left heel as center, turn the left foot from the
southeast to the east. With the left hip as center, shift the
right hip slightly to the left turning the torso completely to
the southeast and leading it into a slanting state.
Both arms are kept in still and move along with the turning
of the body. The body forms a straight line from the right
heel to the top of the head. Put the sense downward to
The snake creeps down 08
With the left hip as center, continue to shift
the right hip to the left. Rotate the right leg
at the same time. Turn the left leg from
southwest to southeast. And rotate the
upper body from southeast to east. Both
arms are moving according to the shift of
At this time, the body is reaching the
typical state of slanting forward.
由 Daniel Kwok 先生 校译
Proofreaded & Translated
by Mr.Daniel Kwok