Mark Murray wrote:
Just as an off-note -- what you posted that Inaba Sensei wrote is very close to the same thing that a friend of mine says. Only he studies Yoga. Weird.
I don't know if your friend knows how to move like this or if he's just parroting some of the "energy" stuff. Anyone can talk the talk.
However, this form of movement is very practical and the study of the flows of power from this sort of movement are the basis for acupuncture, etc.... and the original idea was brought to China (and thence to Japan) by people in India who thought this was a very important and practical form of movement. A "natural" form of movement that "puts you in harmony with the way the cosmos moves", in fact.