Welcome to learning about the Makko Ho stretches, a series of gentle stretches based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Introduced to the West. The Makko Ho exercises are used as a self healing technique by allowing the practitioner both sedate and tonify the meridians through specific.

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Instructions for the Makko Ho Exercises Take your time and use relaxed, regulated breathing. Email Created with Sketch.

Hold this position before slowly rising to the original position. Group 11 Created with Sketch.

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Feel free to pause the video and spend some time in each stretch, staying centered in your breath. Group 8 Created with Sketch. Des Lawton Tuesday April 4th, Reply. Lindsay Kellner 8 hours ago. You can go partly into the stretch by supporting your upper body with your arms and leaning gently back and, when in this position, thrust the pelvis forward.

Bend forward as you exhale. Repeat the whole sequence three times, being aware of the changes felt within each repetition and noting which stretch you prefer, and which one you dislike.

If practiced regularly, the Makko Hos create supple health and a profound sense of peace and balance throughout the body. Gretchen Lidicker 7 hours ago.

Repeat this for three respirations, and then repeat on the other side. Relax the legs to allow the knees to lower. Group 9 Created with Sketch. Repeat on the other side. To stretch these meridians, stand with your feet shoulder width apart, with the knees relaxed and unlocked. The compensation exercise for Metal is to step forward while opening the chest by swinging the arms out.

Hold this position before slowly returning to the original sitting position.


We initially were given this article in spanish with no author, then I was trying to find any similar article in english and I found Pro Holistic. Shiatsu Traditional Chinese Medicine balance dance flexibility. Each meridian is connected to an organ and further connected to a particular element, season, color and emotion to name a few. Hold mqkko stretch as you inhale, being aware of tension whether through excess or deficiency that makmo feel along the meridian path.

One of the many gifts of the Makko Hos is how maakko reveal the state of balance and flow in the body. Link your thumbs together behind your back.


makoo Could you please give credit to the website that this information was copied from? Do not force yourself into positions that you find uncomfortable — pain is not the goal, letting go of tension is. Group 10 Created with Sketch. You can mmakko partly into the stretch by supporting your upper body with your arms and leaning gently back and, when in this position, thrust the pelvis forward There is an alternative exercise for Earth if there is a history of back problems.

These stretches, along with bo self-Shiatsu routine and meditation can provide you with an integrative, oasis-like moment of calm and peace in your body. Copied verbatim without permission…………… The original page is on http: As you exhale, raise your arms up behind you and, keeping your legs straight, allow the torso to bend forward.

As with the other stretches, hold the stretch on inhalation, then go further into the stretch on exhalation. For example, if someone has stagnant energy in their liver and gall bladder meridians, the emotion of anger is usually present for them. Hold this go on inhalation, and then settle further into the stretch on exhalation for three respirations. Do not attempt this stretch if you have problems with the knees or lower back.


Cross the arms so that the opposite maakko is to the leg is on top i. Also rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wu Tao Dance restores balance and health physically, emotionally and spiritually. Keep centred throughout the exercise.

Email Address Sign up Error message. It is therefore vital that you focus on the breathing and that you are aware of the changes going on within you during each stretch — this includes physical, emotional, and consciousness Body, Mind, Spirit.

There is a stretch for each pair of meridians and, as they are based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine, they should be done in the sequence shown i.

If the right leg is to the top, the left hand is to the top and hold on to the knees. Stand with one leg cocked with the foot in front of the opposite thigh, and bend forward. I learned these stretches when I became a teacher of Wu Taoa form of dance therapy. Clasp the feet with both hands and, with the back held straight, bend forward from the pelvis as you exhale. An alternative is to hug yourself while turning from side to side.

Please do not force anything as this can do more harm than good. Repeat the exercise you liked best — taking more time and relaxing into it.

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Hho placed the Pro Holistic name as an author just after the title, but not link at all my mistake. Repeat, at least, four times. Currently you have JavaScript disabled.