Upward Punch is Nia arm technique drawn from the martial arts. 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 upward. Begin in ready position with your elbows drawn back in A or Sumo Stance. Practice by moving one fist up toward the sky at an imaginary target like a punching bag. Continue below for Tips and video.
Tip: Practice with a variety of speed and combinations. Be mindful as you punch upward, keeping your extended arm is a state of dynamic tension. Balance the upward 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, "up, ha, ka-pow."