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.