4l. Sweep Palm with Crouch Stance
(l) Turn the upper body to the right and shift the weight to the right leg. Bend the right arm and move upward in an arc, with the right fist stopping in front of the right side of the forehead, knuckles inward. Thread the left fist backward behind the body, knuckles forward. Look forward. (Fig. 217)
(2) Turn the toes of the left foot outward and toes of the right foot inward, shift the weight to the left and turn the upper body to the left. Open the left fist while it is turned up and moved to the front of the body in an arc, palm oblique down. Open the right fist and move it backward and downward in an arc, Pam gradually going from backward to forward. The head follow the body's turn. Look forward. (Fig. 2l8)
(3) Move the right foot a half step forward to the right side behind the left foot, ball of foot on the floor to form the T-shaped step. Swing the right palm forward and downward P8st the outer side of the right hip, palm oblique forward at abdomen level. Put the fingers of the left palm at the inner side of the right forearm, palm oblique down and thumb inward. Face the northwest. Look down and ahead. (Fig. 2l9 (A) and 2l9 (B))
(4) Land the right foot, turn the upper body to the right, shift the weight to the right leg and raise the left foot gently. Move the right palm upward and to the right in an arc and change it into the hook hand in front to the right, left palm remaining at the inner side of the right forearm until it is placed at the bend of the right elbow, palm inward. Look at the right hook. (Figs.220-22l )
(5) Extend the left leg to the left side (west by south) and bend the right leg to form the left crouch stance. Turn the upper body to the left. Lower the left palm and thread it forward past the abdomen along the inner side of the left leg, palm to the right. Look at the left palm. (Figs. 222-223)
Points for attention: The turning of the feet inward and outward should be in harmony with the body's turn. The movement of the left hand should not be too great when it draws the arc behind the body. In executing the follow-up step, close the hips, bend the leg, and raise the right foot gently. In the crouch stance, extend the left leg first and then turn the body to thread the palm. The right foot should be ful1y extended (a half Squat for the elderly). Both feet should be on the floor. Do not bend the trunk forward or lower the head.