Posts Tagged ‘tan-tien’

Tan Tien, floating chest, thorax, and abdomen

January 7, 2010

Proper tan tien means proper hip and lower spine alignment.   This affects the entire posture.  3D dynamic movement, so not just 2D.  This part is critical, because it is a 3D dynamic and in several free motions.

After tan tien, the abdomen needs to be strengthened. 

Subsequently, it is the concept that I call “free floating chest”.   This is freer intracoastal (sp) muscles–expanding chest outward, and uplifting upper chest, and the entire chest being uplifted higher.

So, the entire chest is expanded.  Hence, this is also the basis for the Eastern meditation methods’  focus on breathing methods.

Challenge of tan tien

June 14, 2009

Having posture utilizing tan tien is challenging. The body’s prior habitual tension deter this. Downcast head and sunken shoulders encourage hips to move backside. The taut myofascia and chronic muscular tension means that deliberate efforts to place tan tien are usually challenging.

Achieving good tan tien should be seen as a continual postural alignment process and removing the bad postural built-up tensions.

When sitting, make sure not to put pressure on the lower back.   Pull it in.