You probably know the movement “play the pipa”. Some call it “strum the lute” or “play guitar”. And I asked myself, what does this music instrument actually look like? What is a pipa? Well, here it is:
And this is how you play this instrument:
The instrument is being held in front of the body, one hand up, one hand down. Just as it is in the Taijiquan move!
I also found a nice video, so you know how the pipa sounds. And within the first minute you can see, that the upper hand can reach quite far up!
So now I recommend you just get up and “play the Pipa”!
Or if you would like to know more about Tai Chi moves, I recommend my article about the meaning of “grasp a bird’s tail”!