The power of the waist
The waist is also known as the Yao in Chinese. The Yao in Chinese includes the small of the back. The waist in the Tai Chi tradition is not just the waist line (where we used to wear our belts before low cut became popular) but starts at the waist line and is much thicker encompassing more area of your body below this line. It encompasses the Dantien area around the belly button but deeper inside your body. This is your center of gravity. It is your body’s axle.