1. Centredness: Calm the mind relax, and sink the Qi. All stances rooted in the feet. Focus the centre of gravity around the waist and spine.
2. Uprightness: When practising the form, each stance is correctly aligned upright.
3. Tranquility: The meaning of tranquility is that there should be no forced or strained movement. One moves naturally and the breathing is even and relaxed.
4. Comfort: Comfort means movements of the form are properly extended, every joint of the body is extended and relaxed.
5. Lightness: The movements should be natural and unrestrained.
6. Agility: Being light and nimble results in relaxed sinking.
7. Circularity: Every movement must be arch-like , then the body moves as a unit, without indentations, protrusions or pauses.
8. Liveliness: Being agile precludes sluggish or uncoordinated movements. All joints of the body should be relaxed, connected, coordinated and properly extended.