胴 造 り strengthening of the body
Fix your stand down from the Hara like a tree whose roots are planted firmly in the ground and whose branches spread upwards to the sky. Tighten the muscles in the buttocks and thighs. Turn your knees a little inwards so that your calves are slightly outward. The feet are firmly anchored like roots or like tiger claws that hold a prey. The upper body is erect, as if a thread pulled your head slightly to the sky. Relax the shoulders. Feel undisturbed the environment. Feet, hips and shoulders form three parallel lines in a vertical plane (San ju ju mon ji - 三重 十 文字).
When you have achieved this "connection of heaven and earth", do the following: Lift the Yumi and place it outside or in the middle of the left knee, feel your elbows as gently supported and do not lower them grab the Tsuru - 弦 (tendon) with the little finger of the right hand and turn the Yumi, insert the Ya and swipe twice from above, once from below over its feathers (meaning: upper feather> "sky", feather) Looking away from the Yumi> "Earth", a feather aimed for protection> "You yourself" are united in the arrow shaft.) Now the Ya raced with the Hazu - 筈 (Nock) at the Nakashikake - 中 仕 掛 (tendon winding) in the Tsuru (Yatsugai) Return with your right hand to the original position on the hip.