1. White Crane Spreads Its Wings
(l) Turn the upper part of the body slightly to the left and shift the body weight onto the left leg. Raise the left palm slightly until the forearm lies across the left part of the chest. Move the right palm to the left in a downward arc past the abdomen until it comes under the left hand, Palms facing each other as if holding a ball. At the same time, raise the right foot and place it by the left foot. Look ahead over the left palm. (Fig. 5)
(2) Move the right foot half a step backward to the right, and shift the body weight backward. Turn the waist to the right. Move the right palm from the lower left to the upper right, and the left palm downward past the right shoulder in arcs. Look at the right palm. (Fig. 6)
(3) Turn the upper part of the body slightly to the left and face the front. Move the palms in arcs in opposite directions, press the left hand on the left hip, palm down and fingers pointing forward, and raise the right hand to the upper right before the forehead, palm inward, and both arms curved. At the same time, move the left foot slightly inward, ball of foot on the floor and knee slight1y bent to form a left empty step. Look straight ahead. (Fig. 7)
Points for attention: In executing the empty step, the feet form an angle of about 45 degrees. Keep the knee of the rear leg over the toes and the buttock over the heel. Keep the upper part of the body upright and Pull the buttocks in. Do not turn the knees inward or outward too much.