Posted: 20/08/2013 at 21:43
kevin - I coach in Leeds. Did you get my message?
I used to think Chi and Pose were the same. They are not, although do share some elements.
Pose method is based around physics and physiology. It's often said that there isn't 'one style fits all'. Actually, fundamentally, there is. From a muscularskeletal point of view, we function identically, and gravit affects us all equally -fundamentally, we all move the same way. We cannot run until we fall, and we cannot fall until the body is positioned to allow that fall. Pose simply works with the physics of that rather than against it.
When I first started reading about Pose I too thought it was a bit complicated and aimed at elite runners. But, it's actually rediculously simple, just not so easy to implement for some.
It's just using your body weight to work with gravity rather than against it.
(I make regular comments on Pose on my 'No Pushing' Facebook page if anyone is interested).