斜 飛 式
Xie Fei Shi
Note: Sometimes the name of this posture is translated into English as Diagonal Flying. The image created in this posture is from an old depiction of an immortal taking off obliquely into flight.
Following the end of the previous posture, Step Back to Chase the Monkey Away, the right hand is thrust downward as if cutting or chopping something, and the left hand is placed near it with the intention of seizing something. The right foot retreats to the right corner to make a Right Bow and Arrow Stance. The right arm, with the elbow bent down a little, sweeps horizontally rightward with the palm online with the nose, as if to break something, while the left hand straightens to the back with the palm facing downward as if pulling something.
Translation Copyright ©2019 by Stuart Alve Olson
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