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Creation Date: 03-21-2005 06:24 AM
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  #30 New 07-06-2008 08:05 AM
Get in a right stance and offer your right arm to your partner, elbow and wrist slightly bent and relaxed. Have him grab your wrist just above the joint and push towards your shoulder. Relax and absorb the force so that it flows thru you and is dissipated into the ground via your rear foot. While your partner continues to push slowly pivot on both feet until you turn 180 degrees. Be sure to keep your hand in front of you as you turn. Your partner should follow your turn and move in so he can continue to hold your wrist and push. You and your partner are now facing the same direction. Your partner is still pushing but instead of the force coming at you, you feel yourself being pulled. Again, don't try to resist, just let go of your arm, settle into your center and redirect the force of the pull downwards and into the ground via your front foot. Your partner will now reverse the direction of the pull and test you by exerting force back towards your shoulder. As in the original push, absorb the force and let it travel thru you and into the ground via your rear foot.

It's important to pivot slowly in this exercise. A slow pivot allows you to really feel how the applied force changes direction and how your body structure and center are thereby affected. Your partner, as you become more comfortable with this exercise, should steadily increase the amount of force applied. Keep in mind that this isn't a contest and the object is for you to help each other find and enhance correct feeling while being continually stressed.
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