Left Quad goes Numb during Standing

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    Hi Paul,

    At around 15 minutes during standing practice my left quad goes numb (pins & needles). Have you encountered this before? Any suggestions? Thanks for this amazing course.




    Quite often when the quads go numb, it is due to the hip
    closing down and shutting off either blood or nerve flow to the area. The
    antidote is to raise the spine, opening the hip slightly, while keeping the
    knees still in space. If the knees go backwards in space, you know you are
    simply hinging the hip, which will do little to help. You’re looking for the
    space in the hip to internally open. After doing this, keep the spine where it
    is and re-drop the tailbone to help the energy to descend into the earth. If
    for any reason this doesn’t work for you, then, after a few minutes of standing
    and the feeling of numbness, do some side to side weight shifts while maintaining
    all of your alignments (without extending the width of your stance) to allow
    blood and qi flow to return to the area. Then, revert back to your standing
    practice. Hope this helps!



    Thank you Paul. I will certainly give it a try.

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