Soft knees

Many people make two mistakes with sinking and rooting - they bend the knees too deep or they keep the knees too straight.
This can lead to knee injury.

Keep the physical 'doing' to a minimum:

  1. With the knees naturally soft and relaxed, allow the rest of the body to soften and sink
  2. Sink into the hip joint
  3. It is the hips that sink, not just the knees
  4. The thighs may begin to burn/ache initially
  5. The lower back will straighten of its own accord when your gluteus muscles are working
  6. Think of the tailbone curling under but don't force anything
Avoid any discomfort in the knees; if your knees hurt, they are squatting too low and that is incorrect.

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