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Transfer weight to the right foot, lift left heel, swivel left toes to face south-west.
Simultaneously, turn body to the right to face west.
Lift the left tip behind the back of your head, close to your body, until the wand is vertical, resting against the right upper arm. The right hand does not move and the right arm is kept low against the right thigh.
Transfer weight to the left foot, step a few inches to the right with right foot, toes facing west, Transfer weight to the right foot and bring the left foot up next to the right foot. Both feet are parallel with toes facing west. Place 50% weight on both feet. [Figure 74].
Transfer your weight to the right foot and bring the left foot back a few inches, landing toes first, not far from the right heel. Then place 50% of your weight on both feet.
Look eye-level to the west.
Simultaneously, lower the wand by pushing the wand downward, the wand still vertical near or against the right side of the body, right hand loosening its grip so that the right tip moves down nearer the floor. At the same time, slide the right hand up to the 'town’ position. The left arm finishes bent across the upper body, the left hand holding the left tip about 8 inches from right ribcage, The right arm is straight, right hand holding the wand at the 'town’ position just outside the right thigh. [Figure 75].
50% weight still on both feet.
Use the left hand as a pivot--it stays in the same place as your right hand, in 'town’ position, slides back to the rear of the body to the right tip and at the same time the right tip raises upwards from the rear - the right staying straight.
Turn the torso to the left to face south. You should only turn the arms and torso and keep the legs and hips still.
Raise the right tip from the rear, When the wand is vertical you should have lowered the left hand a little and brought it around near the left hip, the right tip, now held a little lower by the right hand, has also travelled vertically across the body. You finish with the right arm extended straight, vertically, in front of the left side of the body and the left hand near the left thigh. [Figure 76].
Transfer weight to the left foot and bring the right foot directly back, landing toes first, not far from the side of the right heel. Then place weight 50% on both feet.
Simultaneously, lower the wand by pushing the wand downward--the wand still vertical against the left side of the body, left hand loosening its grip so that the left tip moves close to the floor. Simultaneously slide the left hand up to the 'town’ position. Look eye-level east. The right arm finishes bent across the upper body, the right hand holding the right tip about 8 inches from right ribcage, The left arm is straight, left hand holding the wand at the 'town’ position just outside the left thigh. [Figure 77].
50% of your weight still on both feet...
The right hand as a pivot for the right tip as your left hand - in 'town’ position - slides back to the left tip and raises the left tip at the same time, arm staying straight. Raise the left tip from the rear, close to the body.
Turn the torso to the right to face north. Keep the legs and hips still.
Move the left tip to vertical and lower the right hand a little and bring it horizontally to the right, near the right hip, the left tip, now held a little lower by the left hand, has also travelled vertically across the body to the right side. You finish with the left arm extended straight and the right hand near the right thigh. [Figure 78].
Same as 9.2
Same as 9.3.
Same as 9.4
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