Mon. Aug. 22: Pretty good practice. Two things became clear from yesterday's class: got a lot of work to do, my body still has a lot of releasing ahead. Had previously been slightly keeping the head up for "suspending the crown", but realized yesterday that the body needs to actually be hanging from it. I wondered why I had such a hard time keeping the looseness and the stretchy feeling, apparently i was merely keeping the head somewhat up (just enough to not slump over). Now that i am actually suspending from the crown the body has a new quality, it drops from the crown and there's a stretch all the way down, wrapping from the yang side. My fingertips stretch and extend naturally now and the 13 points are much easier to keep. I don't know how I didn't totally get this over the past few months, but I'm glad I got it now. Got totally lost during yesterday's wrapping lesson so I'll have to go back and watch again, but waving today was really good.