Short Xing Yi Tips: Training San-Ti-Shi - Relaxing and Tension

Quick video where we discuss one aspect of holding San Ti Shi (Three Body Posture) for training.

Tension of some kind is needed in order to hold the structure of the body but how much tension and how you create that tension is important. Too little and you have no structure with which to use for offence or defensive measures. Too much and you get locked up, reducing your speed, range of motion and the amount of energy you can transfer from your movements.

So you're looking for something between rigid tension and complete noodle floppiness. A springiness. And in some situations more or less tension will be appropriate.

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Added on July 8th, 2019
Last updated: January 12th, 2020