Preserving the elasticity of the hip and knees: “Advantages of seiza and shikko in the eyes of a physiotherapist,” by Bartłomiej Gajowiec

The hips are the key to those answers in aikido, as a martial art. As we sit in seiza, the hips control the pelvic girdle while in a relaxed position. And as we know, the pelvis is the basic supporting structure of the spine. If the spine rests upon a correctly positioned pelvis, it will not need much effort to remain vertical, harmonious and balanced…

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