Thursday, January 8, 2009

Poppin' and Lockin'

Poppin' and Lockin' - the sound my hips make when I do CeTiTui (my bad De) and WaiBaiTui! Ever since the one day in L2 when Shifu had us practice CeTiTui with a partner holding our hips in place I've been focusing on alining my hips properly. An unfortunate side effect seems to be my hips being slightly out of socket now. Small price to pay I guess for correction... I assume that eventually they'll just slip back into place once the motion becomes normal but for now I guess I've got a new instrument to play with.

More Chi!!
Pop Harder!!


  1. My lower back pops when I do ceshaofan - especially on the way down.

  2. I had that problem with my wabatuis. The problem (for me) was a muscle imbalance between my tenderloins and my hamstrings. (Hip flexors too strong, posterior chain too week.) The solution was to strengthen the backs of my legs. Walking up stairs, squats, back extensions on a glute-ham device, etc. My chiropractor seemed to think that the back extensions we did at the end of class were not sufficient. The ld temple had a glute-ham device, I can't remember if it made the move...