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The Art of the TRUE NINJA

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Posted: February 19, 2014, 8:45 am - IP Logged

" If One Joint Moves, All Nine Joints Move."

 

If you tilt your head slightly, just one joint, your neck, will have moved. However, if you wish to keep your Structural Integrity intact, every other joint in your body will have to shift slightly in order to keep all of the forces acting on your body properly aligned.

If this does not happen, you will lose the Harmony and Balance between your "In" and "Yo" or Yin and Yang. After that, the flow of your Ki or Internal Energy will not be correct and the skill level of your Taijutsu will become much lower. You will have to depend more on local muscle strength and less on whole body power to accomplish your goals.

Ki unites your whole body. It is the only one thing that connects the distant parts together. How else can the power from your foot drive your hand? There is no one muscle or even one nerve that travels that whole distance. Yet, with the proper alignment, you can easily feel the power flow from your feet to your finger tips!

The latest Western research has found that our body's Network of Facia connects each and every individual part of our body with each and every other part of our body: from top to bottom, from inside to outside and from any other way you can think of. There is even facia in our brains; and so, even our brains are included in this sensory loop.

Think of a super-luxury suitcase that has pockets built into its lining with a spot to hold everything you’ll take with you on your next vacation. It has individual pockets for each pair of your socks, your underwear, your shirts, your toothbrush, your razors, etc. Everything is neat and tidy in its own little pocket within the suitcase. No matter what orientation the suitcase is in (sitting upright, on its side, or even spinning through the air because it has been thrown by the airport luggage guys) everything stays neat and tidy in its place. Just as you can think of these lining pockets as separating each item from its neighbor, you could also think of it connecting each item to its neighbor… separating and connecting, giving shape to the inside of the suitcase.

Our body is analogous to this luxury suitcase with the connective tissue (i.e. fascia) acting as the suitcase lining, providing “pockets” for muscle fibers, bones, organs, blood vessels, nerves, etc. It separates and connects all these tissues together. It relates the position of one thing to another, literally creating the shape of the body. By connecting the tissue together, it provides a foundation for each part, and an organization for the whole. Similar to the suitcase liner keeping everything organized no matter what orientation the suitcase is in, our fascia does the same for us… helping us to function and stay organized whether we are standing, sitting, lying down, or hanging upside-down. Fascia is truly amazing!

Myo- refers to muscle, and -fascial to the three-dimensional network of densely woven, incredibly tough connective tissue that surrounds and inundates every organ, muscle, nerve, bone and vessel in the entire body. Imagine the fascia in your body like a spider's web or sweater. Instead of a system of separate coverings, it is a
single structure that exists from head to toe. In this way, you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is inextricably connected to every other part by the fascia, like yarn in a sweater.

In a normal healthy state, the fascial system maintains the body in equilibrium through a delicate balance of tension and elasticity. With the proper amount of tension, it helps support the efficient alignment of your bones while being elastic enough to permit full, unrestricted movement.

However, in response to physical trauma or inflammation, it begins losing its pliability. Slips and falls, whiplash, surgery or just habitually poor posture create fascial restrictions that accumulate over time. Once these restrictions start exerting abnormal pressure on bones, joints, nerves, blood vessels and even organs, they unbalance the system, creating pain both locally and in seemingly unrelated areas of your body. While your pain is all too real, the true cause is too often overlooked by conventional medical practitioners since fascial restrictions do not show up on ordinary diagnostic tests such as MRI's, CT scams and X-rays.

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    Posted: February 20, 2014, 8:10 am - IP Logged

    " If One Joint Moves, All Nine Joints Move."

     

    If you tilt your head slightly, just one joint, your neck, will have moved. However, if you wish to keep your Structural Integrity intact, every other joint in your body will have to shift slightly in order to keep all of the forces acting on your body properly aligned.

    If this does not happen, you will lose the Harmony and Balance between your "In" and "Yo" or Yin and Yang. After that, the flow of your Ki or Internal Energy will not be correct and the skill level of your Taijutsu will become much lower. You will have to depend more on local muscle strength and less on whole body power to accomplish your goals.

    Ki unites your whole body. It is the only one thing that connects the distant parts together. How else can the power from your foot drive your hand? There is no one muscle or even one nerve that travels that whole distance. Yet, with the proper alignment, you can easily feel the power flow from your feet to your finger tips!

    The latest Western research has found that our body's Network of Facia connects each and every individual part of our body with each and every other part of our body: from top to bottom, from inside to outside and from any other way you can think of. There is even facia in our brains; and so, even our brains are included in this sensory loop.

    Think of a super-luxury suitcase that has pockets built into its lining with a spot to hold everything you’ll take with you on your next vacation. It has individual pockets for each pair of your socks, your underwear, your shirts, your toothbrush, your razors, etc. Everything is neat and tidy in its own little pocket within the suitcase. No matter what orientation the suitcase is in (sitting upright, on its side, or even spinning through the air because it has been thrown by the airport luggage guys) everything stays neat and tidy in its place. Just as you can think of these lining pockets as separating each item from its neighbor, you could also think of it connecting each item to its neighbor… separating and connecting, giving shape to the inside of the suitcase.

    Our body is analogous to this luxury suitcase with the connective tissue (i.e. fascia) acting as the suitcase lining, providing “pockets” for muscle fibers, bones, organs, blood vessels, nerves, etc. It separates and connects all these tissues together. It relates the position of one thing to another, literally creating the shape of the body. By connecting the tissue together, it provides a foundation for each part, and an organization for the whole. Similar to the suitcase liner keeping everything organized no matter what orientation the suitcase is in, our fascia does the same for us… helping us to function and stay organized whether we are standing, sitting, lying down, or hanging upside-down. Fascia is truly amazing!

    Myo- refers to muscle, and -fascial to the three-dimensional network of densely woven, incredibly tough connective tissue that surrounds and inundates every organ, muscle, nerve, bone and vessel in the entire body. Imagine the fascia in your body like a spider's web or sweater. Instead of a system of separate coverings, it is a
    single structure that exists from head to toe. In this way, you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is inextricably connected to every other part by the fascia, like yarn in a sweater.

    In a normal healthy state, the fascial system maintains the body in equilibrium through a delicate balance of tension and elasticity. With the proper amount of tension, it helps support the efficient alignment of your bones while being elastic enough to permit full, unrestricted movement.

    However, in response to physical trauma or inflammation, it begins losing its pliability. Slips and falls, whiplash, surgery or just habitually poor posture create fascial restrictions that accumulate over time. Once these restrictions start exerting abnormal pressure on bones, joints, nerves, blood vessels and even organs, they unbalance the system, creating pain both locally and in seemingly unrelated areas of your body. While your pain is all too real, the true cause is too often overlooked by conventional medical practitioners since fascial restrictions do not show up on ordinary diagnostic tests such as MRI's, CT scams and X-rays.

    Great stuff. and with proper nutrition, life is good.

    Thanks for sharing Blackapple.

     HyperBe Happy.

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      Posted: February 23, 2014, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

      " If One Joint Moves, All Nine Joints Move."

       

      If you tilt your head slightly, just one joint, your neck, will have moved. However, if you wish to keep your Structural Integrity intact, every other joint in your body will have to shift slightly in order to keep all of the forces acting on your body properly aligned.

      If this does not happen, you will lose the Harmony and Balance between your "In" and "Yo" or Yin and Yang. After that, the flow of your Ki or Internal Energy will not be correct and the skill level of your Taijutsu will become much lower. You will have to depend more on local muscle strength and less on whole body power to accomplish your goals.

      Ki unites your whole body. It is the only one thing that connects the distant parts together. How else can the power from your foot drive your hand? There is no one muscle or even one nerve that travels that whole distance. Yet, with the proper alignment, you can easily feel the power flow from your feet to your finger tips!

      The latest Western research has found that our body's Network of Facia connects each and every individual part of our body with each and every other part of our body: from top to bottom, from inside to outside and from any other way you can think of. There is even facia in our brains; and so, even our brains are included in this sensory loop.

      Think of a super-luxury suitcase that has pockets built into its lining with a spot to hold everything you’ll take with you on your next vacation. It has individual pockets for each pair of your socks, your underwear, your shirts, your toothbrush, your razors, etc. Everything is neat and tidy in its own little pocket within the suitcase. No matter what orientation the suitcase is in (sitting upright, on its side, or even spinning through the air because it has been thrown by the airport luggage guys) everything stays neat and tidy in its place. Just as you can think of these lining pockets as separating each item from its neighbor, you could also think of it connecting each item to its neighbor… separating and connecting, giving shape to the inside of the suitcase.

      Our body is analogous to this luxury suitcase with the connective tissue (i.e. fascia) acting as the suitcase lining, providing “pockets” for muscle fibers, bones, organs, blood vessels, nerves, etc. It separates and connects all these tissues together. It relates the position of one thing to another, literally creating the shape of the body. By connecting the tissue together, it provides a foundation for each part, and an organization for the whole. Similar to the suitcase liner keeping everything organized no matter what orientation the suitcase is in, our fascia does the same for us… helping us to function and stay organized whether we are standing, sitting, lying down, or hanging upside-down. Fascia is truly amazing!

      Myo- refers to muscle, and -fascial to the three-dimensional network of densely woven, incredibly tough connective tissue that surrounds and inundates every organ, muscle, nerve, bone and vessel in the entire body. Imagine the fascia in your body like a spider's web or sweater. Instead of a system of separate coverings, it is a
      single structure that exists from head to toe. In this way, you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is inextricably connected to every other part by the fascia, like yarn in a sweater.

      In a normal healthy state, the fascial system maintains the body in equilibrium through a delicate balance of tension and elasticity. With the proper amount of tension, it helps support the efficient alignment of your bones while being elastic enough to permit full, unrestricted movement.

      However, in response to physical trauma or inflammation, it begins losing its pliability. Slips and falls, whiplash, surgery or just habitually poor posture create fascial restrictions that accumulate over time. Once these restrictions start exerting abnormal pressure on bones, joints, nerves, blood vessels and even organs, they unbalance the system, creating pain both locally and in seemingly unrelated areas of your body. While your pain is all too real, the true cause is too often overlooked by conventional medical practitioners since fascial restrictions do not show up on ordinary diagnostic tests such as MRI's, CT scams and X-rays.

      Hi Blackapple,

       

      Nice post, you move like the Ninja, I love the 5" punch, amazing to see.  You are right about the joints, the feel like a wave moving in the ocean.

       

      Thanks for all of your wonderful posts.

       

      Blessings,

       

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        Posted: February 23, 2014, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

        ps. sorry for the spelling error, I know everyone likes to comment, learn to spell?

         

        Blessings,

         

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          Posted: February 25, 2014, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

          Hi Blackapple,

          Well I found one more error, it is not the 5" inch punch it is the 1" punch.  How could I make so many errors in one day.  Thanks Mercury Retrograde.

           

          Have a great week,

           

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