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  1. Hello Master Yap Boh Heong!
    I appreciate your work and demonstrations!
    I love the distinction between Milestones and Landmarks! It reminds me a familiar distinction I’ve learned from my philosophy profesor. He was talking a lot about ‘maps’ and ‘guides’. Since he mainly taught philosophy of mind and cognitive science he referred to mind. In his opinion there are two main camps in the field: “cartographers” (who try to create more and more precise maps of mind) and “authors of guidebooks” (who try to give clear personal raport from own experience with mental phenomena). He concluded: if you want to know the mind, you better prepare yourself with map and guidebook – the first will give you good scheme of the terrain, the second will help you experience what you want and avoid experience what you don’t want.
    Could you give more experiential descriptions of what it is like to be truly grounded, rooted, centered, sinking, connected? Those qualities seems very central to the practice…
    Very respectfully
    Wojtek

    1. Grounding rooting, Centering, sinking and Rising/Floating are key concepts in Internal Martial Atts.

      It’s interesting that you bring up mind and cognitive sciences; I have been working with a friend who is a counselor for 20 years, the use the terms Grounding , Centering as well, with reference to psychological states, and Grounding we collaborate, we find that the physical act of Grounding and Centering actually affects the psychological state. (There are many papers written on the Mind-Body Connections), and so we can use parts of YSG for therapy. In our art of YSG, all these are done with the Strings.

      Back to maps and landmarks, I will write a more comprehensive article on these attributes and post them in the discussions. It too long to write here.

      1. Thank You for your comment.
        I’m very interested in potential applications of YSG (and strings theory in particular) in the context of psychotherapy. I believe that your methodology can bring new perspective to the field of somatic psychology. I’m willing to explore it…
        I also believe in phenomenological descriptions and your pressure tests as an experiential way to learn. So I can’t wait to hear/read more about landmarks 🙂