POSTURE FIRST Stand erect Balance your weight over your feet Lift and broaden your chest Shoulders back Hold your arms near your body - elbows bent Relax hands and fingers - palms facing your body
Now CORE Recede the navel and lift the lower abs Lengthen your lower back Create “integrity” in the core muscles Notice a feeling of lift and stability in the mid body Caution: No gripping, you must still be able to breathe normally
Move from the CORE Push your BODY forward first from the core Peel the back foot off the ground and swing it forward to “catch” your weight as it “falls” forward Your back foot propels you forward as it pushes off mid foot. In the old method your front foot pulled you forward
Stride Stride is shorter than normal as the back foot stays on the ground longer Allow the hip of the back foot to trail behind a bit. If the core is engaged you will not be as likely to do the “super model strut” As you propel yourself forward from the core you will gain momentum Keep your stride short so feet stay under you and increase the speed of steps instead.
Arms Just as your feet stay in line with your body so should your arms Swing the arms to the back so they aid in the forward propulsion Old method you would swing them forward to pull you forward
Stay Aware Practice the technique Keep concentrating on what your body is doing Feel the difference as you compare how you would normally move and how you feel as you employ the new technique Don’t expect to master it all at once Practice, practice, practice