Re: The Center
Funny you write this, as I was mulling this over tonight while practicing my breathing.
I "move from my center" (or "one-point"). This is different than the center moving first, as I think I've heard it mentioned. Unless of course you view the center moving first, without any perceptible time lag, between its movement and the rest of your body (if that makes any sense). In other words, total body movement at one instance, without a set-up.
Now, moving the center does not require the body to move. And can be an exercise in itself, or ... a tool.
In any case, I think all this extra breathing is doing a number on my brain. Good questions to ponder, though.