External harmonies

Learn how to move in a more internal way:
  1. Hands & feet
    - hands and feet must coordinate
    - if the right hand is yang, the left foot is yang
    - the further past the feet you extend your hands, the less centred you are

  2. Elbows & knees
    - elbows and knees must both be naturally relaxed and in line
    - elbows and knees do not initiate any movement
    - knees are soft and loose, not locked or collapsed (this will allow the pelvis to drop naturally)
    - elbows are dropped and heavy and extended forward slightly

  3. Hips & shoulders
    - shoulders must be above the hips
    - do not lean upper torso forwards or backwards
    - vertical distance between shoulder and hip should not increase or decrease on either side

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