There are several movements in the form where there are initial hand movements without much external movement of the torso, e.g., Turn the Body to Sweep the Lotus, the Brush Left Knee and Twist Step that follows Turn the Body and Kick with Left Foot, the Repulse Monkey that follows Golden Rooster Stands Alone. I am uncertain how, if at all, to connect my waist to these initial movements.
With the latter two movements, I could introduce a noticeable twist in the waist to the rear, but it does not seem to me that the Yangs perform the postures in this way. Am I missing something? In Turn the Body and Sweep the Lotus, I have been sinking my body further to "justify" straightening the left arm and folding the right arm in, but again, I do think I see such movement in the Yangs' performance. Any ideas?
My question in these movements is not how to perform the full postures, but rather how involve the waist in moving my hands out of the previous movement and into position to begin the following movement. Any suggestions?