This is a very enjoyable ki exercise that helps you to feel comfortable and connected to the world around you. Practice it with a big, relaxed feeling.
How to do it.
- Relax and feel big. Ignore the rest of the tips if you want to. This is the important one.
- Make sure your arms are horizontal. Most people, without being aware of it, are little above or below horizontal.
- Make sure your arms are extended all the way to the side - pointing180 degrees from each other.
- This exercise comes from a martial art, but make it feel like dancing. It is a big, graceful exercise.
- Have a little extra space? Try doing two, three, four, or more turns in one direction. Then stop and do the same number of turns going back the other direction. (Dizzy? Keep One-Point. The world may keep spinning, but you won't fall over.)
- Have someone test you at the end of each turn. Ask a friend to stand slightly behind you and push forward on your hip. He can also try standing in front of you, place a hand on the upper arm that is forward, and push in the direction of your spine.
- Throughout this exercise, look forward. Not down.
- Feel as though your arms are extremely long, perhaps scraping the walls as you turn.
- Don't get so caught up in what your arms or feet are doing that you forget to keep One-Point.
- Just do this exercise and enjoy the good feeling you catch. Without really trying, your feeling of One-Point is being gently reinforced.