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24 Posture Taijiquan (24 Form Tai Chi) Lesson 10 - Grasp the Bird's Tail - Part 2 "Lü" aka "Roll Back"
Tue, Mar 27 2012 08:37 PM | 24 Form
24 Posture Taijiquan (24 Form Tai Chi)
Grasp the Bird's Tail - Part 2
"Lü" aka "Roll Back"
"Lu" or "Roll Back" as it is also known, is considered yin compared to "Peng". While Peng is the quality that uproots the opponent's energy like water supporting a boat, "Lu" is like the rolling of a boat upon the waves. The character for Lu contains the idea of boat shoes. So you can think of your arms acting like the legs of a person standing in a canoe. They support the weight but are flexible and agile, allowing the body to remain balanced without using force.