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Rolling The Ball Palm

Rolling the Ball Palm is an excellent exercise for your torso. It is also the first posture that requires you to change hand positions as you perform the Simple Change.

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Rolling The Ball Palm

Rolling the Ball Palm is an excellent exercise for your torso. It is also the first posture that requires you to change hand positions as you perform the Simple Change.

Stand on the edge of the circle facing in the counterclockwise direction. Assume the Supporting Palm posture and then lift the right arm up and over the head so the right palm is facing down, and the fingers are pointing to the center of the circle. The image is that you are holding a large ball into the center of the circle as you walk around it.

Rolling Ball Palm

Walk as before, but when you toe-in for the Simple Change maintain the posture, with the left hand pointing directly to the center of the circle. Then roll your hands along the edge of your imaginary ball as you toe-out.

Complete the Simple Change movement with the Sweeping Step and walk clockwise around the circle with the changed posture.

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