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13th position: Punching in a Horse Stance

It is one of the best known positions used also in other traditional disciplines. Also known as "Punching in a Horse-riding Stance" stance or "Punching." Tai Chi may be a valuable complementary treatment for vestibular disorders.
Description Start from the horse stance. Arms bent at 90 degrees at your body with hands closed in punch up. Punch in front with your right arm movement accompanied by a slight bending of the knees. During the extent of the arm, punch is twisted down. The other arm remains motionless. Exhale in punch. Then withdraw the arm and punch is twisted up. Inhale in this position, then continue with other arm. Arm and elbow should be relaxed. Repeat this movement six times for each arm. Then return to starting position. Try to visualize those movements. It is one of the best known positions used also in other traditional disciplines. Test your position with the following pictures (note: to watch in best resolution, click on them).
13th position: Punching in a Horse Stance
13th position: Punching in a Horse Stance
  Inhale in horse stance
Inhale in horse stance
  Exhale in punch
Exhale in punch