My teacher has mentioned sinking for years and it is only after your video and hearing you so clearly describe the process particularly the downward lengthening that it has somewhat clicked with me.
I have kept my focus on sinking during my tai chi practice (as I was becoming over whelmed by using all the material) and have been finding a stronger sense of a root, a magnetic feeling of being glued to the ground .
My question is,Is it correct to keep the sense of sinking when I open the kwa? When I do this it takes out a sense of effort in opening and it’s like something comes back up from the ground to allow my body to open. Before I think my interpretation of opening was kind of pushing with strength against the ground. It feels like a contradiction to keep sinking down but it does feels better and I’m wondering if I am on the right track.
This practice also really helps ground me and I stay calm and unreactive to situations I would normally get stressed in.
Thank you so much for what you give us in this course, I have been to many of your workshops over the years but recently moved away from my teacher in Brighton so this is a life line to help maintain and deepen my practice.
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