By Mantak Chia, Joyce Thom
Craniosacral remedy and Chi Kung practices to harmonize feelings, liberate power tensions, and optimize the move of power
• presents illustrated directions for circulate routines, breathwork, self-massage, and emotional intelligence meditations to unfastened the move of power within the physique
• finds transparent parallels among the craniosacral rhythm and the move of chi
• Explains how one can unencumber vigorous blockages and emotional and physiological knots, turn on the vigorous pumps of the three tan tiens, and faucet in to the Cosmic movement
Exploring the connections among Western craniosacral treatment and Chi Kung, Taoist grasp Mantak Chia and craniosacral teacher Joyce Thom element flow workouts, breathwork practices, self-massage concepts, and targeted meditations from Taoist and different knowledge traditions to free up and harmonize the circulation of strength within the physique and optimize our capability for actual, emotional, and non secular overall healthiness.
The authors hyperlink the craniosacral rhythm--the light circulate of cerebrospinal fluid from the top (cranium) to the tailbone (sacrum)--and the movement of chi in the course of the physique, circulated through the pumps of the 3 tan tiens. They clarify how those sophisticated full of life flows point out the concord or disharmony of the complete individual and are significantly tormented by actual traumas, persistent tensions, and unresolved feelings. for instance, the psoas muscle, recognized in Taoism because the muscle of the Soul, connects the backbone to the legs and is the 1st muscle to agreement whilst anger or worry triggers our fight-or-flight reaction. usually a storehouse of unconscious stressors, this muscle’s sensitivity is hooked up to many universal diseases like again ache.
Providing step by step illustrated workout directions, the authors clarify how one can establish and unwind lively blockages and emotional and physiological knots. They discover emotional intelligence routines for tuning in to our hearts which will take heed to our bodies’ messages and learn how to relieve similar emotional burdens. in addition they demonstrate the best way to turn on the cranial, respiratory/cardiac, and sacral pumps of the 3 tan tiens to optimize the body’s full of life move and clarify how, whilst our strength is flowing freely, we will input the Cosmic Flow--a nation of calm wellbeing and fitness and remarkable creativity the place we discover ourselves really at one with the universe.
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