Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Yoga Quote!

“Understanding without practice is better than practice without understanding. Understanding with practice is better than understanding without practice. Residing in your true nature is better than understanding or practice."

 ~ Upanishads

Friday, 7 April 2017

Skin Meridian.

                                                         Skin Pose

Skin

General Characteristics

Organ / Meridian Muscle GroupGeneral
Bodily Area
Associated
Tissue / Functioning
Associated
Bodily System
Skin (SK)Back & ShouldersLymphatic FlowExternal Immune,Skin
Meridian Muscle Group (MMG) Information
The Skin MMG is a yang meridian in the upper body, traversing the posterior lateral aspectof the arms.
Skin is balanced by Pericardium, a yin MMG that traverses the anterior medial aspect of the arms.
Kinetic Movement Pattern
Opening

Associated Ailments

Associated Physical Concerns
Elbowneck
Associated Injuries
Upper backswimmers shouldershoulder external rotationshoulder dislocationtriceps strainsurfers elbowforearm strainhead injuries
Physiological Concerns
Skin problems, stress-related health issues, external immune problems, aversion to exercise, lymphatic flow problems, tension in back of shoulder, excessive sweating, rashes, dry skin
Associated Illness and Disease
Skin problems, insomnia, skin problems
Psychological Concerns
Sadisticstressed

Skin Muscles

The following is a list of muscles associated with the Skin meridian. Note that specific muscles are concomitant with specific meridians while some muscles are associated with several meridians. It is especially important to note that this list was created from: the exact muscles that acupuncture needles puncture through to access individual meridian points; muscles that are along the meridian pathways; muscle group agonist and antagonists; stretching experiences; trigger point theory and practice; muscle synergists.
Major Muscle Groups
Upper trapeziusposterior deltoidteres majorsternocleidomastoidtriceps brachii,splenius capitisextensor digitorum communisextensor pollicis longusextensor indicis,dorsal interosseous
Associated Muscle Groups
Frontalisorbicularis oculi
Skin(tar.) and Pericardium(bal.) Meridian Muscle Groups



Skin Meridian

Skin and Pericardium Meridians


Meridian Muscle Group Relationships

These are the balancing, opposing, and completing meridian muscle groups for the Skinmeridian muscle group (MMG).
BalancingOpposing
(Superficial)
Opposing
(True)
Completing
Visualizing Your Muscle Groups
There are a large number of muscles in your body. Is there a way to think about them or visualize them in a way that makes them easy to understand? Of course. Here’s how.
Think of your body as eight cylindrical tubes, four stacked on top of each other, or sixteen half tubes. In your lower and upper body, there are tubes on the front, back, outside, inside and on the four angles in between. Each of those eight cylindrical tubes contain muscles in groups that go from your feet into your trunk and head, or from your arms into your face or trunk. Well, it just so happens that each of those tubes is also exactly where the meridians are in TCM! So each major muscle group is concomitant with one meridian in TCM.
Balancing Muscle Group
Balancing muscles are located directly through the bone across from each other and have opposite directions of action. In Western anatomy, these same muscles are called agonist and antagonist of one another. Because the sixteen meridian muscle groups balance as eight pairs of muscle groups, they are called Balancing Meridian Muscle Groups. The balancing muscles are dependent on each other to make possible maximum shortening and lengthening movements, because as one side of the body shortens the other lengthens. But because both the strengthening and stretching of any muscle depends on the flexibility of its balancing muscle, the balancing muscle group is always the determining factor in developing the strength and flexibility of the muscle (assuming there is no unusual damage to the muscle group you are trying to strengthen or stretch).
The Skin MMG is a yang meridian in the upper body, traversing the posterior lateral aspectof the arms.
Skin is balanced by Pericardium, a yin MMG that traverses the anterior medial aspect of the arms.
The stretch length of the Skin MMG is limited by its balancing muscle group's ability to shorten (Pericardium). Stretching the balancing muscle group increases its ability to both shorten and lengthen.
The target muscle group (Skin) will stretch more successfully after the balancing muscle group has been stretched. If you still are not making optimal flexibility gains in the Skin MMG, you will need to stretch and strengthen the superficial opposing muscle group (Lung).
Aspect of Body
Upper
Body
Target and Balancing MMG
Upper
Body
Meridian Schematic Circles
Meridian Schematic Circles
Opposing Muscle Group
The muscles that are perpendicular to one another are called opposing muscle groups (to be distinguished from balancing muscle groups that are located directly through the bone across from each other and have opposite directions of action). The action of opposing muscle groups is surprising. Their level of strength and flexibility govern the proper rotation of the muscle group that you are stretching. If your target muscle being stretched (Skin) does not increase in flexibility by stretching its balancing muscle group (Pericardium), then you'll need to stretch the opposing muscle groups.
Stretch the superficial opposing MMG (Lung) to troubleshoot the target muscle group (Skin). Stretch the true opposing MMG (Pancreas) to develop the high personality traits necessary for optimal Skin functioning and development.
Target and
Superficial Opposing MMG
Upper
Body

True Opposing MMG
Lower
Body
Meridian Schematic Circles
Meridian Schematic Circles
Completing Muscle Group
Completing muscle groups are the 'top' for lower body muscle groups and the 'bottom' for upper body muscle groups. The Skin MMG traverses the posterior lateral aspect of the legs and its completing MMG, Bladder, traverses the posterior lateral aspect of the arms.
Target MMG
Upper
Body
Completing MMG
Lower
Body
Meridian Schematic Circles
Meridian Schematic Circles
Energy Flow Trellis
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), energy flows from one meridian muscle pathway to the next in a very specific order. In TCM this order is called the 'energy cycle'. This order is determined by the depth of the muscles in the body and begins with the muscles associated with the gall bladder, with the next always being its balancing muscle group, in this case liver, and then on through all the rest. The cycle always includes two lower body, then two upper body meridian muscle groups, and then repeats two more of each. Ultimately all 16 have been completed.
In the energy trellis diagram, the horizontal pairs are balancing organs in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and they are also balancing muscle groups. The diagram also houses other secrets about the interrelationships of muscles, organs, and personalities. The stretches directly above and below each other are completing meridian muscle groups, the same muscle groups above and below in your body. The stretches diagonal from each other aresuperficial opposing meridian muscle groups. The superficial opposing muscle group's completing muscle group is the true opposing muscle group.
Energy Flow Trellis

Skin Personality Type

The Genius of Athleticism and Community

High and Low Personality Traits

High Psychological TraitsLow Psychological Traits
AthleticRisk taking, lucky, stylish, restful, vigorous, revering, community connectedSadisticStressed, duplicitous, antisocial, violent, mean, intimidating, lying, obnoxious, loud, enslaving
High Emotional TraitsLow Emotional Traits
CommunityI include others in what I do.DefensiveI usually feel attacked.
High Spiritual TraitsLow Spiritual Traits
ConscionableI relate to others with conscience.UnconsciounableI have no remorse.

Personality Group: Physical

InstinctTime ReferenceAwarenessFunction
Anger / LovePresentAwake / AsleepActive Function

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Pericardium Meridian.

                                               Pericardium Pose

Pericardium

General Characteristics

Organ / Meridian Muscle GroupGeneral
Bodily Area
Associated
Tissue / Functioning
Associated
Bodily System
Pericardium (PE)Chest & ForearmsOrgan LiningsPeritoneal
Meridian Muscle Group (MMG) Information
The Pericardium MMG is a yin meridian in the upper body, traversing the anterior medial aspect of the arms.
Pericardium is balanced by Skin, a yang MMG that traverses the posterior lateral aspect of the arms.
Kinetic Movement Pattern
Squeezing

Associated Ailments

Associated Physical Concerns
Carpal tunnelhandshoulderwrist
Associated Injuries
Upper backswimmers shoulderbiceps straintennis elbowgolfers elbowsurfers elbow,forearm strain
Physiological Concerns
Cold hands and/or feet, constriction of blood flow, pale skin coloring, stiffness, sleep disorders, chest pain, susceptibility to flu, runny nose
Associated Illness and Disease
Pericardium problems, circulation, flu, insomnia, pericardium problems
Psychological Concerns
Frightenedmasochisticpanic attacks

Pericardium Muscles

The following is a list of muscles associated with the Pericardium meridian. Note that specific muscles are concomitant with specific meridians while some muscles are associated with several meridians. It is especially important to note that this list was created from: the exact muscles that acupuncture needles puncture through to access individual meridian points; muscles that are along the meridian pathways; muscle group agonist and antagonists; stretching experiences; trigger point theory and practice; muscle synergists.
Major Muscle Groups
Biceps brachiipectoralis minorbrachialiscoracobrachialisflexor carpi radialisflexor digitorum superficialisflexor digitorum profunduspalmaris longuspronator terespronator quadratusflexor pollicis longusflexor retinaculumpalmar interosseouslumbricals
Pericardium(tar.) and Skin(bal.) Meridian Muscle Groups


Pericardium Meridian

Pericardium and Skin Meridians

  

Meridian Muscle Group Relationships

These are the balancing, opposing, and completing meridian muscle groups for thePericardium meridian muscle group (MMG).
BalancingOpposing
(Superficial)
Opposing
(True)
Completing
Visualizing Your Muscle Groups
There are a large number of muscles in your body. Is there a way to think about them or visualize them in a way that makes them easy to understand? Of course. Here’s how.
Think of your body as eight cylindrical tubes, four stacked on top of each other, or sixteen half tubes. In your lower and upper body, there are tubes on the front, back, outside, inside and on the four angles in between. Each of those eight cylindrical tubes contain muscles in groups that go from your feet into your trunk and head, or from your arms into your face or trunk. Well, it just so happens that each of those tubes is also exactly where the meridians are in TCM! So each major muscle group is concomitant with one meridian in TCM.
Balancing Muscle Group
Balancing muscles are located directly through the bone across from each other and have opposite directions of action. In Western anatomy, these same muscles are called agonist and antagonist of one another. Because the sixteen meridian muscle groups balance as eight pairs of muscle groups, they are called Balancing Meridian Muscle Groups. The balancing muscles are dependent on each other to make possible maximum shortening and lengthening movements, because as one side of the body shortens the other lengthens. But because both the strengthening and stretching of any muscle depends on the flexibility of its balancing muscle, the balancing muscle group is always the determining factor in developing the strength and flexibility of the muscle (assuming there is no unusual damage to the muscle group you are trying to strengthen or stretch).
The Pericardium MMG is a yin meridian in the upper body, traversing the anterior medial aspect of the arms.
Pericardium is balanced by Skin, a yang MMG that traverses the posterior lateral aspect of the arms.
The stretch length of the Pericardium MMG is limited by its balancing muscle group's ability to shorten (Skin). Stretching the balancing muscle group increases its ability to both shorten and lengthen.
The target muscle group (Pericardium) will stretch more successfully after the balancing muscle group has been stretched. If you still are not making optimal flexibility gains in the Pericardium MMG, you will need to stretch and strengthen the superficial opposing muscle group (Large Intestine).
Aspect of Body
Upper
Body
Target and Balancing MMG
Upper
Body
Meridian Schematic Circles
Meridian Schematic Circles















Opposing Muscle Group
The muscles that are perpendicular to one another are called opposing muscle groups (to be distinguished from balancing muscle groups that are located directly through the bone across from each other and have opposite directions of action). The action of opposing muscle groups is surprising. Their level of strength and flexibility govern the proper rotation of the muscle group that you are stretching. If your target muscle being stretched (Pericardium) does not increase in flexibility by stretching its balancing muscle group (Skin), then you'll need to stretch the opposing muscle groups.
Stretch the superficial opposing MMG (Large Intestine) to troubleshoot the target muscle group (Pericardium). Stretch the true opposing MMG (Stomach) to develop the high personality traits necessary for optimal Pericardium functioning and development.
Target and
Superficial Opposing MMG
Upper
Body

True Opposing MMG
Lower
Body
Meridian Schematic Circles
Meridian Schematic Circles

















Completing Muscle Group
Completing muscle groups are the 'top' for lower body muscle groups and the 'bottom' for upper body muscle groups. The Pericardium MMG traverses the anterior medial aspect of the legs and its completing MMG, Kidney, traverses the anterior medial aspect of the arms.
Target MMG
Upper
Body
Completing MMG
Lower
Body
Meridian Schematic Circles
Meridian Schematic Circles















Energy Flow Trellis
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), energy flows from one meridian muscle pathway to the next in a very specific order. In TCM this order is called the 'energy cycle'. This order is determined by the depth of the muscles in the body and begins with the muscles associated with the gall bladder, with the next always being its balancing muscle group, in this case liver, and then on through all the rest. The cycle always includes two lower body, then two upper body meridian muscle groups, and then repeats two more of each. Ultimately all 16 have been completed.
In the energy trellis diagram, the horizontal pairs are balancing organs in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and they are also balancing muscle groups. The diagram also houses other secrets about the interrelationships of muscles, organs, and personalities. The stretches directly above and below each other are completing meridian muscle groups, the same muscle groups above and below in your body. The stretches diagonal from each other aresuperficial opposing meridian muscle groups. The superficial opposing muscle group's completing muscle group is the true opposing muscle group.
Energy Flow Trellis

Pericardium Personality Type

The Genius of Judiciousness and Openness

High and Low Personality Traits

High Psychological TraitsLow Psychological Traits
Good JudgmentEthical, open, prudent, undisguised, karmic perceptive, philanthropic, transparent, validating, straightforwardMasochisticSelf-defeating, oblivious, stiff, closed, sentencing, implacable
High Emotional TraitsLow Emotional Traits
OpenI am transparent in my feelings.ClosedI shun pleasure.
High Spiritual TraitsLow Spiritual Traits
EthicalI have fair judgments.JudgementalI sentence others unfairly.

Personality Group: Spiritual

InstinctTime ReferenceAwarenessFunction
Moral / AmoralRelativeAlive / SufferingReactive