MBX-2: Carrier Posture
Carrier posture activates the meridian that connects the Lungs and the Large Intestine. From ancient times, good breathing patterns have had something to do with good health, and good excretion for that matter; poor breathing patterns, often resulting from overwhelming stresses or poor health condition, result in poor excretion, ie constipation. Carrier Posture releases tensions in the lungs and large intestine.
How to Do:
- From natural stance, inhaling, slowly bend your knees and raise your arms upward, with your elbows straight and wrists relaxed in front of you (1).
- Inhaling further, open your arms to the side, rotating the arms until the palms are facing upward (2).
- Exhaling, rotate your arms inward until your palms are facing the ground. Gently lower your head and raise your arms vertically behind your back (3).
- Inhaling, straighten the knees. Exhaling, shift your weight to your heels and slightly lower your head (4). Breathe normally in this position. Feel the tension in your hamstrings and the release of the pelvic floor. This posture relaxes the muscles of the rectum, the end of the large intestine. Hold this position 3-5 seconds.
- Inhaling, slowly raise your body, rotating the arms outward until they are extended to your side with the palms facing upward (5). Keep the elbows slightly bent.
- Exhaling, bring your arms to the front slowly, with the palms facing upward (6).
- Inhaling, rotate the arms inward quickly (7).
- Gently lower the arms and exhale. End in natural stance.
- There are 5 major divisions in this posture: Deep inhaling, Squatting, Bending the head down, Stretching the hamstring and the pelvic muscles, and Rising. Between each division, pause for 2-3 seconds and feel the force of the transiting energy.
- Throughout, the index finger leads the movements. While slowly lowering your head and raising your arms, point your index finger to the sky and increase your awareness along the index finger (3).
- Throughout, feel the sensation building along the arms.
- When you shift your weight to the rear (4), notice the tension in the rear of your body that relaxes the muscles in the pelvic region.