What we do incorrectly however is we call the appearance of being stationary 'balance', then thinking that any perturbation means we’re out of control. But in fact balance is just the action of bringing yourself back to center. Those that are really skilled in this feat are able to take on more and keep themselves in control. They can handle the large movements that pull various directions while not losing their footing, like a gymnast.
“We want tension and rigidity where it is needed, not where it isn’t. Otherwise it’s just wasted energy. It is inefficient. But if we can have tension only where we need it and nowhere else we end up using the exact amount of effort necessary to complete the task. That’s seamless. That’s effective. That, to me, is beautiful.”Read More