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...about Standing on your two feet with gravity

 

A. Sit down on the floor with legs and feet together, legs extended.
Gently allow the legs to roll out to the sides. EXTERNAL ROTATION
Gently pull the legs together. INTERNAL ROTATION


B. Stand up with legs and feet together.
Gently allow the feet to separate at the toes with the heels together. EXTERNAL ROTATION. Gently pull the toes together. INTERNAL ROTATION.


C. Stand with legs hips width apart, inner edge of feet parallel.
Gently allow the legs to turn out / EXTERNAL ROTATION from the hip. Gently pull the legs together / INTERNAL ROTATION. Stand with soft knees, allow the knees to rotate toward the little toe.

Alternating leg position: Allow your right leg to EXTERNALLY ROTATE by lifting the right toes and pressing gently on the right heel from the hip. There is no hip movement, only the leg moves. Put the right foot down wherever it lands. Gently turn the left leg INTERNALLY ROTATE by lifting the left heel and pressing on the ball of the left foot. No hip movement In this position. Allow both knees, which are not locked, to externally rotate toward the little toe.


D Stand with legs 3-4 feet apart, inner edge of feet parallel.
Gently allow the legs to turn out / EXTERNAL ROTATION from the hip. Gently pull the legs together / INTERNAL ROTATION. Stand with soft knees, allow the knees to rotate toward the little toe.

Alternating leg postion: Allow your right leg to EXTERNALLY ROTATE out by lifting the right toes and pressing gently on the right heel from the hip. There is no hip movement, only the leg moves. Put the right foot down wherever it lands. Gently turn the left leg INTERNALLY ROTATE by lifting the left heel and pressing on the ball of the left foot. No hip movement. In this position allow both knees which are not locked to externally rotate toward the little toe.

 

Practice Standing principles and then apply to:

Hatha Yoga: Tadasana, Trikonasana, Parsvakonasana, etc.

18 Buddha Hands Qi Gong: 1. Immortal salutes with Folded Hands, 2. Warrior King Lefts the Cauldron, 3. Thrust Flowers to Let and Right, etc.

 

May these principles serve you as a base for standing.

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