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Fundamental ‘Rules’ for beginners

No Struggling

No Straining

No Reaching

No Stretching

Don't Do anything

What do they mean? Essentially these 'rules' are using different words to all say the same thing: feel   for   and   stay   within   your   'Soft   Limit'.   This   way   the   body   remains   soft   and   becomes   more flexible   and   supple,   which   in   turn   creates   an   inner,   'elastic'   strength   based   on   energy   rather   than muscle and achieved through true relaxation. Struggling happens when you ask too much of yourself, when there is conflict between what you want and what is realistically possible Straining happens when you stop listening/feeling what you are capable of, thereby creating pain and possible injury   Reaching happens when you see others achieving more and you begin to compete with them Stretching happens when you apply too much force and your strength or power weakens, becoming thinner, 'stretched' Don't Do anything means seeing what is required, having a clear intention to move towards your goal, applying just enough effort to begin and allowing it to reach its full potential within the limitations of your ability. Fully Experience your human being-ness, let go of your human doing-ness

No Struggling

No Straining

No Reaching

No Stretching

Don't Do anything

What do they mean? Essentially   these   'rules'   are   using   different   words   to   all   say   the same thing: feel    for    and    stay    within    your    'Soft    Limit'.    This    way    the    body remains   soft   and   becomes   more   flexible   and   supple,   which   in turn   creates   an   inner,   'elastic'   strength   based   on   energy   rather than muscle and achieved through true relaxation. Struggling happens when you ask too much of yourself, when there is conflict between what you want and what is realistically possible Straining happens when you stop listening/feeling what you are capable of, thereby creating pain and possible injury   Reaching happens when you see others achieving more and you begin to compete with them Stretching happens when you apply too much force and your strength or power weakens, becoming thinner, 'stretched' Don't Do anything means seeing what is required, having a clear intention to move towards your goal, applying just enough effort to begin and allowing it to reach its full potential within the limitations of your ability. Fully Experience your human being-ness, let go of your human doing-ness

‘Rules’ for beginners

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