Try this follow-along practice on Emptying the Leg.
We're combining principles from Standing Qigong and Tai Chi to create a blend of stillness, movement, and internal contrast.
The progression includes:
- Varying your stance, increasing in complexity and physical demands.
- Increased contrast over time between empty and full or unweighted and weighted legs
- Heightened sense of sinking as you stabilize in each posture
Perhaps the most surprising element of this exercise is the way that it's going to help you build flow. Once you've set up the yin/yang contrast in the legs, you begin to search it out in your moving forms. Instead of thinking of shifting the weight, you dial in greater contrast between the legs, and that leads you to movement.