Qigong is considered to be vital in learning how to deeply root oneself.
It's the difference between a statue merely standing on the floor that can be easily knocked over, as opposed to one that's
screwed into the ground.
When you have achieved a stable base, and a force path into the ground, then you can move in any direction at will with power.
Do you have a standing practice? Would you like to feel more grounded and stable?