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  1. Hello all, I have spent the last year training solely in 'soft' skills, leaving me with a soft body. Time to fix that. I have enlisted the help of a great coach who, lucky for me, lives in my city - instagram.com/robtorius/ - for programming and a monthly in person session, to help me make some actual progress on my mobility work, and to get some strength training back into my life. Being a full time student, part time worker, Da Xuan practitioner, and full time Telegram sh*t poster has made it difficult to find the time-energy within myself to train my body. I no longer want to be like so many other internet forum posters, full of knowledge but nothing to show for it! Primary goals are legs apart (pancake and progressions towards half lotus) and 'un-fetaling'/anterior chain mobility (bridging and correcting chair and technology posture), though pike, hips squared FS, SS will also make an appearance in the programming. I was also gifted a new pair of bouldering shoes, so I will be climbing 3x a week before the 'hard' mobility sessions as the primary means of working upper body strength. Once I receive my programming I will take pictures of current body composition (imagine a wire coat hanger on a 30 day juice fast) and flexibility levels, to be able to show a comparison a few months down the road. This log will primarily serve as a record for progress in the above practices, any interesting observations in my practice, any cool experiments that come out of applying acupuncture/eastern bodywork/other TCM knowledge to mobility or physical practice stuff,and other self-indulgent posts about myself. Da Xuan practice is still the primary element (even above TCM school, sorry profs) in my life, but I shan't post about that too much here. Feel free to ask me any TCM related questions too; I'll do my best to answer Also, would like to take this opportunity to thank Kit, Liv and everyone else here for the world class material and advice they provide in such an accessible and encouraging manner. Cheers!
  2. Mountain Hammer (aka "Craig") has kindly written me up a Guest Blog (#2) on Standing Meditation (Zhan Zhuang). Check it out here: http://physicalalchemy.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/guest-blog-2-craig-mallet-arctraining.html D
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