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|-||Settling is the demonstration of standing meditation during the form and of how well you have [[Setting Postures|set your postures]].||+||Settling is the term for certain pauses in the form, which can be used to re-set your posture. It is related to the idea of fixing your form via [[Setting Postures]].|
|-||To perform this move simply relax at the end of major moves such as [[Single Whip]]. This may look like a slight sinking move, a slight extension, etc. and will feel like you are relaxing into the move. The goal is to move the end-point of your frame (posture) in-line with the settled posture such that your entire form is settled (set). This is the approach to [[stillness in motion]] from [[motion in stillness]].||+||To perform this move simply relax at the end of major moves such as [[Single Whip]] as your instructor guides you to do so. Settling commonly takes the form of a slight sinking move, a slight relaxation at the shoulders and extension of the arms, and so forth. It is similar to the settling one would do at the very beginning of a long form. Also see [[stillness in motion]] from [[motion in stillness]].|
|+||Another similar and related concept is pausing, but pausing is usually done for demonstration purposes (photo ops). However, it is a great time to introduce some settling into the form.|