Very simple, but one of the all time great Ki exercises. If you have time for only one Ki exercise in the morning, do this one.
How to do it.
|Sit down with your legs crossed, your upper body leaning forward about 45 degrees, and your hands lightly touching the ground in front of you.|
|Roll forward, returning to the starting position. Repeat lots of times.|
- At first, you may want to practice this exercise on a soft surface like a thick rug. Eventually, it'll feel comfortable even hard surfaces.
- Switch your feet while you're rolling back. So each time you roll forward, you'll end up with a different leg on top.
- Each time you roll forward, let your eyes softly settle on a point on the ground about 3 feet in front of you. Don't stare at the point, just kind of notice it.
- When you roll forward, stop smoothly without letting your upper body bounce.
- You can have a friend test you. Stop after rolling forward. Have her stand facing you and place one hand on each of your shoulders and gently push. Keep One-Point, stay focused on that point on the ground, and you'll be quite stable.
- Just do this exercise over and over. It has a very natural way of reinforcing your feeling of One-Point and making you feel calm and comfortable.