Across Punch is Nia arm technique drawn from the martial arts. One of four punches, this move trains you to draw power from the base, coordinate left and right sides of the body, strengthen the core and focus the mind on a target across the body. All punches begin in ready position. Practice by spiraling one fist out and across the body. You can play with agility, strength or slow down to gain movement skill. Choose A or Sumo Stance, keeping your base 'spring-loaded.' Continue below for Tips and video.
Tip: Practice with a variety of speed and combinations. Be mindful as you punch across, keeping your extended arm un-locked so as not to hyperextend the elbow joint, irritate the shoulder joint or lost balance. Balance the across motion by engaging the opposite arm drawing back - this protects the shoulder and elbow joints. Feel free to energize with the martial, dance and healing arts to add energy variety. Sound, "across, ha, he, no."