In this tutorial you will learn a method of training that uniquely combines 3 plane lunges, weight transfers and the concept of expand and contract found in many martial arts. I was originally introduced to this unique approach to familiar concepts by my good friend Simon Thakur from Ancestral Movement.
What you see here is my interpretation of the concepts with a primary intention of feeling the workings of the legs in as much detail and variety as possible with the most efficiency of time. The tutorial is split into 3 sections, the first on shifting weight between two points, the second on stepping in various ways, and the third on specific work of the ankles.
Expect huge increases in leg function and awareness of the lower body, as well as the beginnings of feeling the connection from the legs to the upper body. This method is best used as a daily practice until the qualities are set enough to be able to be integrated into other practices. 10 minutes per day of exploration for 30 - 90 days should produce a nice basic result. Remember to not push it too hard - 70% exertion is more than enough for these exercises
Craig is a student of the Da Xuan tradition of Daoism under Serge Augier and formally the creator of Aware Relaxed Connected. From 2003 – 2012 Craig studied the arts of Xin Yi Liu He Quan, Cha Quan and Yang style Taiji under his first Teacher Dapeng Wang. In 2011 he began expanding his education to include gymnastics and gymnastic strength training, various natural/global movement modalities, parkour, strength, conditioning and flexibility, Ancestral Movement and Stretch Therapy. Explorations in these arts lead to Craig creating a Body Awakening syllabus. Craig’s work has now been absorbed by Physical Alchemy and has become an integral part of the Physical Repatterning Work.