New Excerpt From Inside Zhan Zhuang
From the Section - 'Initial Adjustments'
The Kua and Hanging Basket Effect
"When one has put in enough time and sufficiently opened the body, it becomes possible to create a feeling of pelvic suspension or the ‘Hanging Basket Effect.’ The basket is the Kua and what it hangs from is the Psoas and surrounding muscles.When done correctly one feels almost a floating effect in the Kua and a sensation of great ease while at the same time there is a solid energetic connection and root. The effect itself is primarily based on the ability to elongate the Psoas muscles and relax them towards the back, along with the Quadratus Lumborum, the muscles of the buttocks and the sacral region."