“With the right hand
and then with the left, one makes horizontal bow-like movements in front
of the body. This exercise is meant to resolve certain contradictions
of thoughts and emotions. The movements of the right hand resolve contradictions
of the mind, while the movements of the left hand resolve those of the
emotions. Human hands send out certain forces which remove obstacles.
This is the movement which removes the obstacles from the path of the
soul so that it can begin to ascend.
“The movement of the hands from the chest outwards represents opening,
while bringing them back to the original position represents closing.
In order to enter into Nature, you must open. And once you have entered,
you close: that is to say, you must not think about what you have left
behind, about the old. The gate of the past must be shut, while that of
the future needs to be opened. It is the present which does the opening.
That is why this movement can also be called a method for the right opening
and closing of the door; in other words, making logical, right and mindful
conclusions in the area of thoughts and feelings.” [1, p. 77]
Music: Melody 6 (“First Day of Spring”) – 41 measures*..
The last position of the previous exercise is the starting position
for this exercise, continuing without interruption (fi gure 6.1). The
weight is on the left foot.
On the 1st measure, 1st beat: step forwards with the right foot.
On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd beats the right hand makes an arc slightly downwards
and then moves horizontally out to the right side with palm down. The
left hand remains on the hip (fi gures 6.2 and 6.3).
2nd measure, 1st beat: step forwards with the left foot. On the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd beats: the right hand retraces the same arc and
returns back in front of the chest as in the starting position. The left
hand remains on the hip to the end of the 19th measure (fi gure 6.1).
On the last beat of this measure the left hand goes to the chest and simultaneously
the right hand is placed on the hip (fi gure 6.4).
20th measure: step forwards with the left foot and simultaneously
the left hand makes an arc slightly downwards and then horizontally out
to the left side with palm down**. The right hand remains on the hip (fi
21st measure: step forwards with the right foot. On the 1st, 2nd
and 3rd beats: the left hand retraces the same arc and returns back in
front of the chest.
These movements are made with the left hand, while the right hand remains
on the hip and are repeated to the end of 41st measure...
At the end of the last
beat, hands are brought together in front of the chest, fi stsclenched
with thumbs out and palms down.