8. Lean Oblique
(1) Shift the weight to the right leg, toes of the left foot inward, and turn the body to the right. Move the right hand in an arc to the right side of the body and the left hand in an arc symmetrically to the left side of the body, both elbows slightly bent and palms forward. Look at the right hand. (Fig. 47)
(2) Shift the weight to the left leg and withdraw the right foot to the inner side of the left foot. At the same time, move the right hand in an arc downward and leftward, and then back to the front of the chest at shoulder level, and the left hand back until they cross at the wrists oblique, both palms inward (right hand outside). Look forward. (Fig. 48)
(3) Turn the upper part of the body slightly to the right, and move the right foot forward to the right (due west 30 degree by north), heel on the floor. Turn the front forearm slightly inward, both hands clenched in fists. Look ahead. (Fig. 49)
(4) Shift the weight forward and straighten the left leg naturally (heel backward) to form the right bow step. At the same time, separate the hands, and move the left downward to the left hip, knuckles oblique forward, and the right upward in front of the forehead, knuckles inward. Lean the upper part of the body oblique southwestward. Look ahead to the left. (Fig.50)
Points for attention: In the fixed position, the bow step faces west by north and the upper part of the body turns to the west by south. Drop the shoulders and relax the hips. Extend the shoulders and arms slightly outward. Do not lean sideways.