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Sausage feeling

So after hearing sifu describe the "sausage feeling" I went scattering through anatomy pics and came across the transverse abdominis sheath. It rooms down the front of the abdomen and the rectus abdominis is engaged within it. My thought is that when we release the tissues and the stabilizers are properly activated the TA pulls the sheath tight and we can feel all of the fascia around the rectus pull against the front of the TA.

Filling training

Wow! I just saw that I've been a part of this community for 7 years! That's awesome and frustrating because I should be so much farther along but.... No judging... I've been working on the pearls training or "pearling" as Connor calls it. For some time I've been able to feel the joints open and close in the legs when inhale and exhale. But, after a ribs of doing the wedgie breath and the chair exercise I stood up and my body opened up in a new way and it felt like the whole back of my legs opened up and we're like balloons that filled and deflated with the inhale and exhale.

J Breath

Started practicing the J breath and when I exhale but keep the drop to Dan Tien I get a vibration. The vibration is through the bones. The drop is still pretty weak. But, by holding onto Dan Tien point, I've been able to keep the energy going down much better than before. Apparently, this is my guess, all my singing (using my self taught technique) had really strengthened the solar plexus area of the diaphragm and it pulls everything there since the perineum is very weak by comparison. Also, the rest of the diaphragm is unbalanced.