- Stand in an upright posture
- Imagine there is a string attached to top of your head gently lifting you vertically
- Shoulders are relaxed
- From your tan tien (just below your belly button), feel yourself sink into the ground but maintain an upright posture
I’ve found this a great technique as it can be practiced anywhere.
I’ve even practiced this standing in a supermarket waiting in line to be served (get plenty of practice if I’m standing in the fast service line!)
It certainly helps my posture as I sometimes tend to be lazy and slouch forward and just thinking about this technique automatically corrects my posture.
It’s virtually a two way stretch – top half of your body goes up and the bottom half goes down, at the same time.
So the next time you are standing around make sure you ‘string it up.’
Footnote: Expanded from Tai Chi Tip #11