Take a stick and a partner and have him lie flat on the ground. Now go to the push up position on him as you hold the stick so it rests on your partner. Move the stick up and down his body and this will teach you to move without too much tension and to sense where you have support and where you do not. For the partner under you it is a good lesson in moving so he is not harmed by stick attacks and in general. Once you have done this face up and down and on the side (avoid the knee caps and the front of the throat…) do this drill where your partner moves you with his body movements so you move up and down and to the sides on him and than have him move under you but without moving the stick.
Once this is done or before according to how you feel, hold the stick in one hand and point the end toward a tree or a moving person according to your comfort level. Now lie next to your partner and roll him forward and backwards while stick pointing the stick and see what you can learn from this. Do this face up and down, in front and behind your partner and also side to side. Remember to avoid getting tensed up and to be aware of what is around you all the time.

Have fun and see the lessons in everything you do, Sharon.

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