Starting quite early in life, most of us develop a strategy to deal with difficult emotional experiences by a set of “holding patterns” serving us as a defence mechanism. These chronic muscular tensions, called “Body Armours”, persist into adulthood and even become like a “second nature”. The “Body Armours” operate below the level of awareness and feed on our vital energy and are often responsible for a number of organic disturbances and pathologies.
In this workshop we explore:
Description of the “Body Armours”: segments of organised defence mechanism involving groups of Jingjin-sinew channels
Causative factors: repeated emotional traumas
Psycho-somatic consequences: Qi and Blood stasis in a specific area and related pathologies
Exploring various liberating methods:
Acupuncture: Overview of local points and related Sinew channels; mention of Luo channels and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels as therapeutic possibilities
Emphasis on specific exercises, Qigong, visualization and meditation techniques as well as specific breathing methods for the liberation of each holding pattern
Solange Montakab was the co-founder of the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts and co-author of “Acupuncture for Insomnia” as well as “Chinese Medicine Revisited” in which she shares her insights and experience in an inspiring chapter “The cultivation of the Mind”.