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34 EXERCISES

27. SEARCH FOR THE HATCHET

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STAGE 1: STEATED

Consult the "seated stage" notes in posture 1 regarding sitting / chairs.

In the beginning position, hold the wand behind the body at arms length, arms pointing down. If the chair has a back, place the wand behind it. Hold the wand with palms facing backward and about eight inches to a foot from each end.

Inhale. Then:-

Inhale

Keep the arms straight and raise the wand about six to eight inches, horizontally.

Exhale

Lower the wand back to the starting point.

Repeat this sequence a few times.

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STAGE 2: STANDING STATIC

Stand with feet in medium-wide stance, holding the wand at the rear of the body with the shaft against the back of the thighs. Keep the legs straight.

Repeat the sitting stage movements - moving the arms only and keeping the arms straight.

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THERE IS NO FOOTWORK STAGE FOR THIS POSTURE

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HISTORY

This posture is taken from the Chinese wand exercises.

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