I have this issue in standing zhan zhuang that I call my “floating right hip”. Ever since I received a zhan zhuang correction from Chen Xiaowang where he slightly shifted my whole centerline/torso to the left, I have been cognizant of bearing too much weight on my right leg during standing meditation.
The past couple of nights, I have made sure to adjust my centerline, but in doing so, my floating right hip is making it’s way back into my body. Basically, it feels like my right hip is much, much higher than my left hip. I have to make sure that I am sitting into my right hip/kua. Even after that, I will tend to shift my centerline over to the right! Doh! That’s what I get for not doing my standing on a regular basis! I’ve been slipping for the past couple of weeks.
On a side note, I recently got asked how much time do I practice taiji on a daily basis? The answer to that question really is “not enough”! But to be truthful, I can say I roughly spend about 1 hour a day plus/minus. I will usually do 30-40 mins over the lunch time and perhaps another 30-40 mins in the evening. Sometimes I will fit in 15-20 mins right before dinner or even do some foundational exercises while watching TV. As can be seen, it’s really a mish mash and whenever I can fit in some training. However, I did make note that will often think about taiji A LOT. Perhaps I’m more destined to be an “armchair warrior” lol…
So, to wrap things up, what am I going to do about this floating right hip? Right now, my solution is to do more standing zhan zhuang practices with the above points in mind. Also, I am starting to focus on really trying to relax my glute muscles, in turn relaxing the lower back, thereby elongating the spine. Previously, I was pulling down my tailbone (not tucking, but pulling down). Thanks for the hat tip wujifa! 😉