Sun bagua seminar question

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   By Timber on Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 07:40 pm: Edit Post

Hey Tim,
I really enjoyed your recent sun bagua seminar in NY. When doing the sun forms do you generally tell students to breathe into their "dan turn" aka diaphragm breathing? Or do you not care how we breathe.

Also, what are your thoughts on having the tongue touching the roof of the mouth? I've found that my breathing feels better when doing so. Thanks, Tim.

   By Tim on Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 02:31 am: Edit Post

At first, it's best to just relax and not worry about the breathing. Once your posture and movement are correct, your breathing will naturally coordinate (just like when you eat or talk).

You can touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth, it's a good idea to keep you from biting your tongue if you get hit in the head, it also elicits your righting reflex.

   By Bob #2 on Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 06:08 pm: Edit Post

"tongue touching pallet elicits the righting reflex"

is that why I'm always right, until I begin speaking?

   By Tim on Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 11:13 pm: Edit Post


   By Timber on Monday, March 18, 2013 - 07:49 pm: Edit Post

Bob, I think someone told you your posts were funny and you really took that to heart. (Whisper) but your posts aren't funny.

   By Bob #2 on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 03:08 pm: Edit Post

Stop whispering to me.


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