Why the Seiza position before the class starts? 

The Seiza position gives steadiness and readiness before and to the action, it is also a good position to create calmness in your mind. 

Check points for the Seiza position: 

  • Eyes are open or close;
  • Straight your back;
  • Chin drawn in;
  • Space of two fists between the knees;
  • Cross the big toes; 
  • Hands on top of the thighs; 

The following hands positions are also possible:

  • Sa shu: Crossed hands with palms face to the center of the body, this hands position helps you to be calm and to accumulate inner energy.
  • Ho kai jo in: Crossed hands with palms up being like a cup, this hands position helps to be receptive and open minded.