Since leaning is a non-weight-bearing change, you won’t be required to make the adjustments slowly. Maintaining and sustaining a forward lean is all about rewiring your autopilot. Just as with Phase I and II, you’re expecting to feel awkward. Even when mastered, forward lean is a skill that requires lifelong attention. A change in forward lean can leave you feeling off balance. You’ll want to be sure to not push forward too far. The lean is slight and depending on your starting point, could be a few degrees of change. Changing your forward lean alters the position of your center of mass, and muscle activation, and can even conflict with your balance centers within the inner ear. Remember, awkwardness doesn’t equate to inaccuracy. With enough frequency and duration, your neuromuscular system will acclimate to the new lean.