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Like the Yin-Yang, Eastern Martial Arts and Western medicine are two halves of a whole. My mission is to preserve the ancient mind-body tools, and pass them on to you.

 

Tai Chi for Legs: Tompu From Side-to-Side

This week we have a video showing you a leg-strengthening and balance-enhancing exercise based on the martial arts stance called "tompu." During this exercise, you want to figure out how low is acceptable and safe for you to go, and then practice going smoothly from side-to-side. Do this near a table or other structure to use as a support if you need it.

Eventually, you should be able to do this without support or needing your arms. You should move gracefully with just the strength and flexibility of your legs. Enjoy!