Taking A Rest With The Resting Stance
If you've gotten to grips with kung fu stances before, you will have heard of the physically challenging resting stance. I wouldn't myself consider it as a form of rest, but hey. What ya gonna do? It's seen many times in wushu competitions and is considered a basic stance just like the horse stance. You may also know it as the Cross Legged Stance.
Method To Doing The Resting Stance
- Start with feet shoulder width apart.
- We want to cross our left leg behind our right so that we have crossed legs, also shoulder with apart.
- The left foot should also be behind your right, not in line with it.
- Turn your right feet outwards at about a 45 degree angle.
- Squat down whilst keeping your right foot flat and the left foot on its toes.
- The left leg should fold neatly underneath your right leg.
PS. Rising out of the resting stance is a lot of fun! Ahem.
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References - Resting Stancehttp://australianwushu.com/joomla/index.php/taolu-routines-basics/49-basic-stances/180-resting-stance
Wushu Sanshou Association – Resting Stance
American Wu Shu Society – Resting Stance
8 Stances – American Chinese Martial Arts Federation