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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To stretch these meridians, stand with your feet shoulder width apart, with the knees relaxed and unlocked. Lindsay Kellner 8 hours ago. Welcome to learning about jo Makko Ho stretches, a series of gentle stretches based in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

I learned these stretches when I became a teacher of Wu Taoa form of dance therapy. Related Posts Integrative Health integrative health.

What are the Makko Ho exercises? Mqkko not force yourself into positions that you find uncomfortable — pain is not the goal, letting go of tension is. I encourage you to try the stretches as you watch the video.

If practiced regularly, the Makko Hos create supple health and a profound sense of maiko and balance throughout the maklo.

Group 11 Created with Sketch. 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 There is an alternative exercise for Earth if there is a history of back problems. One of the many gifts of the Makko Hos is how they reveal the state of balance and flow in the body.


For example, if someone has stagnant energy in their liver and gall bladder meridians, the emotion of anger is usually present for them. Group 9 Created with Sketch. The compensation exercise for Water is to reach for the opposite foot, or to walk forwards and backwards on the buttocks.

Bring your hands above the head with the palms facing each other and, on exhalation, lean sideways over the outstretched leg keeping both buttocks on the floor.


The compensation exercise for Earth can be done standing, seated, or in seiza. Des Lawton Tuesday April 4th, Reply. As you exhale, draw the leg upward behind you, keeping the knees close together. Copied verbatim without permission…………… The original page is on http: Please dont hesitate to contact me for any further concern or if mmakko think we can be of any help to you.

Sometimes the most subtle work resounds the most profoundly. To stretch these meridians, sit on the floor with the back held straight and your legs straightened out in front of you. You are now subscribed Be on the lookout for a welcome email in your inbox!

Group 10 Created with Sketch. To stretch these meridians, sit with the legs crossed if possible, in the lotus position or the half-lotus. Link your thumbs together behind your back. We initially were given this article in spanish with no hl, then I was trying to find any similar article in english and I found Pro Holistic. Group 8 Created with Sketch.

Repeat the stretch you like least — without straining and keeping relaxed, work more quickly this time, allowing the stuck Qi to release and flow.


Relax the legs to allow the knees to lower. To stretch these meridians, sit up straight with one leg outstretched, flat on the floor, and with the foot upright. Hold this position on inhalation, and then settle further into the stretch on exhalation for three respirations. Cross the arms so that the opposite hand is to the leg is on top i. Wu Tao Dance is a powerful modality that balances your vital makkl energy aka Qiusing originally composed music and meditative dance movement.

Makko Ho meridian stretches

Shiatsu Traditional Chinese Medicine balance dance flexibility. Group 4 Kakko with Sketch. Clasp the feet with both hands and, with the back held straight, bend forward from the pelvis as you exhale. To stretch these meridians, sit in seiza kneeling between your heels and, if you can do the stretch without straining the knees or the lower back, lie back flat on the floor with the arms outstretched on the floor above your head.

Gretchen Lidicker 7 hours ago. Group 7 Created with Sketch. Depending on the degree of ease and flexibility you experience with each stretch, you can learn a lot about your body both structurally and psychologically.

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