Tips for Strengthening Your Digestive System: Part I

Learn some techniques to strengthen your digestive system. These are things that you can do for yourself immediately, including a never-before-taught style of hara Do-In that is extremely effective and easy to do.

This was a livestream session with Saul Goodman, so is a relatively informal video. Enjoy!

 
 
 

To watch Part II of this series, please click on the following link: Tips for Strengthening Your Digestive System Part II.


 
 

For more information about our online course "Hara: Treatment for the Digestive & Circulatory Systems"  click on the button below:

 

Shiatsu Wrist Adjustment

Increase mobility & alignment in the wrist articulations.

This is a great technique for creating more alignment and mobility in the wrist articulations. There are 8 carpal bones in the wrist that lie between the radius and ulna and the metacarpals of the fingers. Many people experience stiffness and pain in this area of their body due to repetitive use or postural habits. 

The wrists also reflect the condition of the pelvic/hip region of the body and can indicate issues in the reproductive organs or lower bowels. This adjustment can stimulate more balance and chi flow to these related areas.

Please Note: It is NOT appropriate to use this technique on clients who are experiencing acute pain and inflammation in their wrists, or who feel pain upon the initial gentle rocking into the carpal area. 


We welcome your questions & comments below.

 

To benefit from ongoing resources in shiatsu and shin tai bodywork, please sign up for our mailing list. 

Lumbar Flexion Part I: move chi in the lower back/hips/hara

Shiatsu is about moving chi. Traditional shiatsu techniques empower a practitioner to give effective treatments that create deep change.  To learn a great technique for stimulating chi in the lower back/hips/hara area, please click the play button below.  Part II & Part III of this technique are presented in the full online course Shiatsu Techniques of the Masters.  

 
 

New Online Shiatsu Course

This is one of the almost 40 techniques presented in the new online course "Shiatsu Techniques of the Masters."  Click below for more info:

 

We welcome your comments & questions below.

Learn a Traditional Shiatsu Technique: Chest Activator

Shiatsu is about moving chi. Traditional shiatsu techniques empower a practitioner to give effective treatments that create deep change.  To learn a great technique for stimulating chi in the chest/lung region, please click the play button below:

 
 
 

 New Online Shiatsu Course

This is one of the almost 40 techniques presented in the new online course Shiatsu Techniques of the Masters.Click below for more info:

If you are not quite sure if this course is for you, we offer a no-risk guarantee:  if you are not satisfied you can get a full refund within 30 days.  

 

We welcome your comments & questions below.

Foot Arch Release: a shiatsu shin tai instructional video

Foot Arch Release

The Foot Arch Release technique is often covered in the Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel courses.  It is a wonderful technique that we use often in treatments.  It is recommended that you use this instructional video as a supplement to classroom instruction, not a replacement!

This technique can be used on its own, or as a preliminary step to doing work with the hip joints that is presented in the Conception Vessel/Hara class.  It is best to do this technique once there is already some space and motion in the body.  In other words, don't use it as one of the first things you do in a session.

The Foot Arches 

There are three main arch structures in the foot:  two longitudinal arches and one transverse arch.  Due to injury, repetitive compression, energetic imbalances, or organ disharmonies, the joints creating the arches in the feet can become rigid, misaligned, and/or compressed.

foot arches
foot arches

Applying gentle compression along the top of the arch system until the slack in the arches is taken out, and then introducing an impulse at a 45 degree angle towards the heel, helps to readjust, realign, and restore mobility in the complex of joints through this area of the foot.  This can also be helpful for people with 'flat feet.'

The Effect on the Hip Joints

This technique creates a secondary affect in the hip joints.  Energy that tends to become trapped and stagnant in the hip joints is given release through the muscle and ligament chain that connects down through the foot structure.  Creating more space, bouyancy and alignment in the foot arches with the release technique allows this trapped energy to dissipate and disperse.  There will be an immediate improvement in hip joint flexibility after this release.

Another connection....

The ankles are a reflex area for the pelvis.  This also helps explain why freeing up more mobility and alignment in the ankles is reflected in the increased range of motion in the hip joints.