Common Stance Issues

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“On the other hand, some are able to relax the pelvis but couldn’t keep the back straight, thus placing too much weight on the bottom and lower back. When you relax your pelvis and do the stance properly, the weight should be on your thighs.
In order to check whether your stance is correct, stand beside a mirror and start to relax your pelvis and lower your body until the angle between your thighs and calves is less than 160 degrees. Now, look at the mirror. Make sure your back is straight. If your knees go beyond your toes, you are placing too much weight on your knees. If your bottom sticks out, that means you are placing too much weight on it as well as your lower back. See the photo below for details.

stance corrections

“Here is a free video that teaches you how to move your pelvis properly during the movements.”

My deep gratitude to Sifu (Master/Teacher) Wing Cheung for his wise teachings! Please visit his website for more information.

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