Place your fist flat on your partner’s palm and move it from the elbow and than from the shoulder as your partner simply relaxes and lets his palm follow you around. Now reverse the drill and as he moves his palm you match his movement by choosing how to move so there is alignment in ther wrist and comfort in the body movement and in the breath and sight staying relaxed and free to move around. Apply no pressure with the fist touching the palm and allow your body to find different ways to match reality and align with it. After you do this drill while laying sitting squatting and standing add placing your fist on different parts of the body such as the chest, head and back and progress to moving without stop with your breath and not following it and now add spreading you awareness in the rest of your body, relax your eyes to see what is around you and under you, find what you can do with the rest of your limbs and make sure you are choosing your movemnt rather than following (Try working with the tip of the elbow in the palm next and see how this builds on your movement without adding any tension to your frame). Mastery is just a word. Awareness and calm are both the goal and the tool to get there and without humility to work on the basics of awareness there can be no true progress.

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Sharon Friedman

Student and teacher of movement and Martial art. Husband and Father. I can rebuild you, I have the technology :)

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