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  1. Hi everyone

    Welcome! About the lotus-position: it's really a matter of being able to outwardly rotate the femur (the hip-bone) enough to let the knees close safely while still being able to place the foot in the groin, with the heel pointing to the navel. This movement in the hip is usually not similar on both sides of the body, so it's typical that we hit the knees instead of the the deep hip-musculature while practicing and learning lotus. Here is a good link for learning the lotus in a safe way: When you can manage it, it's definitely a better stabilizing posture than the half-lotus, and it makes a solid foundation and base for the spine to rest upon. Also the psoas is easier accessible for deep diaphragmic bellybreathing. Good luck!
  2. Greetings from Scandinavia

    Thanks man! I've seen this style before, but what studied a system called Poong Ryu Son Do. Have you been practicing your system for a long time?
  3. Greetings from Scandinavia

    Thank you!
  4. Greetings from Scandinavia

    Hello! I stumbled over this forum by accident (while I was googling for recommendations for a book) and fell in love with it instantly. Where I live, not many know about Taoism, let alone even fewer are real practitioners, so it feels good being able to communicate experienced people. My background is in martial arts and yoga, of which I have been training since 15. Now I'm 28, and feel a shift of interest to the more subtle aspects of the arts. Also I have spent some months in Korea studying yoga with a teacher well established in Taoism. Hope to get to know some of you better! Best regards, R