Washes dishes presents us with a great opportunity to train and practice. Not only is it great for meditative and zen purposes, but I often use this time to practice my taiji.
I do the initial washing in a horse stance with my body positioned in the middle of the sink. When I pick up a dish I shift my weight to the left side and practice my stance training. This position would be similar to that of Single Whip in most taiji traditions. Then when I move the plate to the other side to site before rinsing, I shift the weight over the the right side, similar to that of lazy tie coat or grasps swallows tail.
Rinse and repeat.. hehehe… in the end, it is quite a workout and a great way to train.