Kwa Squat Exercise
The kwa is located on both sides of the body, extending from the inguinal ligaments through the inside of the pelvis to the crest of the hip bones. The kwa powers internal movements in qi gong, bagua and tai chi, and is part of the secret behind the effectiveness and qi power in the internal martial arts, including tai chi, bagua and hsing-i.
In this how-to video, you can watch me demonstrate how the kwa squat can make you stronger and more stable in your qi gong, bagua or tai chi practice, whether you train for health and healing benefits, martial power or to reduce stress.
The kwa squat is particularly recommended:
- As an exercise for the lower back
- To improve core strength
- To boost qi development
A Word about Safety
Be sure you maintain proper body alignments throughout the whole exercise, especially focusing on your knees. Your bodyweight should go through the backs of your knees and defintiely not the front of your knees or unevenly loaded to one side or the other.