- - - Body Usage - Stand Still
In body expression, the first thing you should master is to be in neutral position. It is the start point.
So, let's begin from standing neutrally - in zero position - .
Standing in neutral position. Be careful your body is not bent or twisted. Practice with your partner or use mirror.
To relax is also important. Any tension of your muscle will cause your body bent or twisted.
Try standing on tiptoe, with an image that you are a marionette, and that you are lifted up by a string attached at the top of your head.
You will not stagger, if you are standing neutrally, and fully relaxed.
Japanese 'technique' section