“To sink your shoulders means that your shoulders loosen and lower heavily with an energy of hanging. With your shoulders sinking and your elbows dropping, the springiness of internal power will be doubly harvested. Seek movement within stillness.” - Yao Fuchun & Jiang Rongqiao
There is a saying in the budo world, and it was said thousands of years ago. “Sink the shoulders.” It was probably described in many different ways, yet there is an enormous validity to this phrase, and it has a powerful connection to health and body mechanics.