In eastern medicine it is believed that disease is created because the flow of energy is either blocked or off balance.
Similar to self-healing disciplines like tai chi and qigong, the goal of meridian exercise is to open the body's highways so energy can move freely — something which can be achieved through deep stretching, mediation and bouncing the body, and even acupuncture.
There are said to be 12 primary meridians in the body each associated to a different organ — the gall bladder meridian is found in the foot, for instance.
WHY YOU SHOULD TRY IT
In addition to Iconnecting energy, meridian opening increases ﬂexibility and balance, and will improve circulation and alignment.
A study examining the effects of meridian exercise on anxiety, depression and self-esteem of college students in Korea produced promising results compared to those who did not engage in the exercise.
Similar to meditation, yoga and tai chi, you can expect to feel refreshed and stretched out with this form of self-healing.
Meridian opening is an incredibly safe practise, though guidance should be sought when learning how to properly position your body.
While considered a form of tradition medicine, it is not recommended that you use the practise to treat intense medical issues. Consult a professional first.