I'm curious if others practice any of their forms or exercises in extreme slow motion?
In the advanced stages of pregnancy, I find that this still allows me to practice some of the kata (modified where there are kicks, due to balance) and avoid any injury related to the loosening of joints, change of balance and unhappy baby jiggling due to whip-like reactions.
When I'm learning a new kata or trying to get a specific combination down, I also find that doing a motion extremely slowly, and then speeding it up, also helps me understand the mechanics of a motion and how it all fits together.
I'm thinking this builds on muscle memory and also allows some of us who might "think through" an action too much to have brain and body "catch up" with one another. Still, I do want to make sure and avoid doing karate by numbers, but this seems to help me in learning something during my personal practice times...
Does anyone else do this, and what do you think are the pros/cons of this practice?