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Meridian Stretching

Updated: Aug 11, 2019

Irrigating Stagnant Ki Through Stretching & Breathing

The meridian exercises were originally developed on the precepts of “oneness of body and mind”. 

Everything living has some kind of awareness of being alive.

One way that all living entities respond to that awareness is through posture. In human beings, posture reflects their attitude and reveals intentions before actions are taken. The state of Ki (intention) can be observed in a person’s posture (action). Posture changes with the movement of Ki, and Ki circulation is affected by the way we use our bodies.

When Ki is stuck in one place, the circulation of Ki in the whole body is affected. When such obstructions of Ki reach a certain magnitude, disease tends to gradually take form. A functional disorder is the deterioration of a physical function. Further deterioration in function will eventually develop into organic or structural disorders. It is difficult to recognize the early stages for the average person with general stiffness and muscle tension. Meridian stretches are a way to determine for yourself the functions that were impaired in the first place and restore balance.

The concept of the meridians is basic and fundamental to East Asian medicine. When illnesses are treated by applying meridian principles, great benefits are attained.