Technique of the Week (September 21st, 2009)
your head where it belongs
head goes the body follows.
head centered over your body. When doing squats, when doing
oi-zuki, when turning, when doing neko-ashi-dachi, zenkutsu-dachi,
I guess I can't think of when you shouldn't. It is particularly
helpful if you are having balance issues. If you find you're
catching yourself then look at where your head is leading you.
I see this error most commonly when people are getting lower
by using their back instead of their legs or when leading with
their chin. I confess that I've even seen it in the mirror (which
is why the mirror is so useful) or felt its effect when I lose
focus and tilt forward during squats.