105 Stance and Balance

105 Stance and Balance

Effective posture and skill sequencing

Describe the different outcomes associated with different postures.

-Relaxed

-Over flexed (commonly called athletic)

-Rigid

Understand that it is easier to balance with head leveled, positioned directly over feet,

Described the outcomes associated with wide, narrow, and appropriate stances, and the effects of different stance angles (steep v. flat).

Describe the role of the hands and arms as auxiliary balancing aids.

Skill introduction follows sequence of edge, pressure, then rotary.  Understand why this is the case, in simple terms.

Explain the misleading nature of referring to ‘edge-pressure’.

Introduce basic vocabulary.