We were gathered around John Kells in the basement room. He was demonstrating an exercise to help us understand more about yielding which involved the use of a pole.
A partner held a long pole, the tip of which rested on your forearm which was in ward off. As the pole was pushed slowly towards your centre, you had to follow and empty it without pulling to the side. If we used force to deviate the path of the pole it could be seen immediately.
To yield we need to accept, entice, empty. Make a hole for the incoming energy.
This was a great exercise for working on those qualities.