Slow Partial Squats
to Strengthen Thighs
and Stabilize Knees
When we experience energy blockages and pain in our back, hips, knees, ankles and/or feet it is a sign of the energy flow being interrupted. In western cultures we often develop habits of bending and squatting that actually cut off the energy flow through our lower torso and legs, thus reinforcing chronic pain and discomfort.
In Asia, "strength" is not just about bulking up muscles, but is more focused on being able to harness and direct your own flow of energy. My nickname for this more energetic approach to engaging with our body's ability to support us in daily movement is "fluid strength".
In this video I share a simple alignment technique based on fluid strength I have personally practiced and used with my clients over the years that will assist you in regaining joint mobility and strength while opening up the flow of "chi" throughout the spine and feet.
This is Part One of two videos. In Part One you will learn the why's and how's of how to do energizing, slow, partial squats. Stay Tuned for Part Two where you will learn tips and techniques for deeper squats that allow you to pick up things easily off of the ground.
~ Catherine Siri Sat
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