MBX-2: Carrier Posture Releases Intestinal Tension

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.

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How to Do:

  1. 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).
  2. Inhaling further, open your arms to the side, rotating the arms until the palms are facing upward (2).
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Exhaling, bring your arms to the front slowly, with the palms facing upward (6).
  7. Inhaling, rotate the arms inward quickly (7).
  8. Gently lower the arms and exhale. End in natural stance.

Practice Tips:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Throughout, feel the sensation building along the arms.
  4. 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. 

2 thoughts on “MBX-2: Carrier Posture Releases Intestinal Tension

  1. This is a fabulous practice and a great gift to our community — THANK YOU! I’m not caught up with the life-changing potential, but appreciate the value.

    I especially appreciated how, in the first class, you said the more a person practices a particular form, the more time it takes to do the movements. I need to go slowly. I disagree with what you call warm-up because I experienced much of it as stretching. I do have an unusually loose body (that injures easily) so the tugging from stretching too fast during what you called warm-up, wasn’t too good for me.

    I’ll be careful and go my own pace — amazing that you’d even TRY to work with so many people of so many ages! Thank you so much.

    • Thank you for coming to the workshop, and I am glad you enjoyed the first class. Since there are many participants at many different levels of physical condition and experience, it is challenging. So, for safety it is good to go slow as you move, especially with movements that you have never experienced before. I will try to provide more tips in the next class for your enjoyable participation.

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