Bow Stance is a Nia base move - one of six stances drawn from the martial arts. Like all stances, this move trains you to draw stability and power from your feet, legs and hips. Practice by placing your feet parallel, stepping back to the ball of one foot in an Open or A-stance width for stability. Consciously align the back thighbone vertical with a lengtheng sensation both down and up. Continue below for Tips and video.
Tip: Keep your knees and hip joints spring-loaded. Isolate in stillness, then begin playing with moving your three body weights (pelvis, chest, head) to explore mobility and stability. Research turning your front toes in for more stability. For fun, explore hand and finger techniques: balance finger down for support, claw hand, and fist. Watch the video below for bow stance in action and more tips!