Friday, March 29, 2013

What is Meridian Exercise?

  DahnHak Meridian exercise is a systematic series of exercises that help the mind and body relax prior to commencing Dahn-jon breathing and other exercises. Pulling and stretching motion of this exercise stimulates the meridian system of the body and facilitates the free flow of energy throughout the body.
  People experience health problems because of blockages in Ki energy and blood circulation. These blockages can result in disease formation thereby weakening the immune system.
  In addition, many people evolve using certain parts of their bodies and neglecting others. This results in stiffness and blockages of Ki energy circulation.
  People who are young or old, sick or healthy can perform these exercise easily because they are simple and individualized to each person's particular health condition.
  The hallmark that distinguishes DahnHak Meridian exercises in comparison to other exercise modalities, is the trinity of breathing, motion, and consciousness.
  As we inhale, the cosmic, fresh Ki energy circulates throughout the body. When we exhale, accumulated toxins in the body are dissipated. Practioners reports experiencing Ki energy circulation with greater intensity and have an increased sense of well being, peace and joy, along with deeper levels of consciousness and ability to monitor their bodies on their own.

-From Meridian Exercise for Self-Healing Book1-

Monday, March 11, 2013

Five Characteristics of a New Human

The ideal characteristics and conditions for becoming a New Human can be organized into five categories.

Health Quotient (HQ)

 The first is to be healthy in body and mind. Health is defined as the ability to use one hundred percent of your body and mind for the purpose that you consciously choose. It is the state of knowing that your body and your mind are not you, but yours. It is mastership of your body and mind.

Morality Quotient (MQ)

 The Second is to be fully capable of living in society. You must be able to take care of your own basic needs. You cannot expect to help anyone else if you don't know where your next meal is coming from. This capability can be defined as a combination of information and skills. While there is no fixed standard of information or achievement to determine if you are functioning successfully in society, creativity in finding solutions to the problems you face and discipline and perseverance in their implementation are necessary. A person exhibiting this type of ability creatively pursues his or her life goals.

Emotional Quotient (EQ)

 The third is to have a rich emotional life. A New Human exhibits a complete range of emotions. He is angry when appropriate, exhibits sadness, and expresses joy. Emotion is not something that should be repressed or controlled, but experienced as a tool for life. When emotions are expressed in a natural and healthy way, you are able to play well with others and with Nature, Earth, and Heaven. Yullyo. Therefore, a New Human is someone who plays well.

Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

 The fourth is to listen to your conscience. Although social definitions of right and wrong may change with evolving culture and ideas, our devotion to truth is universal and immutable. Conscience is an expression of our perfection, the divinity within. Because of our conscience, we know that we are wrong when we have done wrong and we seek to right the situation. We instinctively seek to return to a state of balance when we have lost it. Without a conscience, health of body and mind, intellect, and social ability are just tools that have lost their original purpose. Even worse, without a conscience, these tools can be used to kill, rather than to heal as was intended. Conscience is an inner drive toward Truth and an essential desire for completion based on our acknowledgement of the divinity within.

Spirituality Quotient (SQ) 

 The fifth is to become divine. Divinity in life does not refer to some type of super-human ability to see and hear things that normal human cannot. The spirit is information. Spirit is communicated through energy vibrations. When our brain waves are allowed access to the energy vibrations of the spirit, we are said to be "inspired." Since all things in the universe are filled with spiritual energy, strictly speaking, every existence is already divine. A person's level of divinity, therefore, depends on the level of his or her spiritual information. To be divine is to possess a high quality of information.

 Although our brain is open to all sorts of information, spirit, messages, and ideas, we have the option to choose which ones to accept or reject depending upon our taste and habits. At the most basic level, it is matter of the strength of your desire. In a bookstore filled with countless types of books, your choice directly depends on your desire. A divine person is someone who has a strong desire to benefit all of humankind, gathering and generating productive information to that end.

-From Brain Respiration

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Health, happiness and peace come naturally with the recovery of normal brain waves.

THEORY OF DAHNHAK6 - Signs of Healing: Jin-Dong and Myung-Hyun

Jin-Dong: Vibration as a healing sign

For practitioners, fundamental changes occur in the body during the exercises. The changes differ from one person to the next. Without some understanding of what is happening to the body as a result of the Ki-energy stimulation, some people might feel frightened or even at a loss when they experience Jin-Dong.

One of the signs that the body is changing is when the body begins to shake. This reaction is the result of a person moving into a deeply relaxed, alpha brain wave state. This shaking is called ‘Jin-dong: vibration’ and can be described as suddenly opening a water faucet connected to a garden hose. With the increase in water pressure the hose begins to shake violently. This is similar to the first opening of energy pathways previously blocked by stagnant energy.

As a person begins to feel the flow of energy circulating throughout the body, the body will often shake vigorously (like the garden hose) as blockages in the meridian channel are cleared by the new flood of energy.

There are two types of Jin-dong. The first Jin-dong occurs when a sufficient accumulation of energy is reached and begins to flow rapidly through the meridian system. The second Jin-dong can result from an influx of vital cosmic energy, after fully opening the mind.

Practitioners with good energy circulation may not experience Jin-dong at first. But eventually, every practitioner experiences Jin-dong, the vibration of life. In some cases, practitioners may not know that they are experiencing Jin-dong because the vibration is so delicate. Even healthy people who persist with the practice, revitalizing certain parts of the body, will experience Jin-Dong.

Jin-Dong can be experienced as a continuous vibration for a certain period of time. Then it will begin to weaken gradually and eventually completely stop. When practitioners experience Jin-Dong, there is a temptation to become preoccupied with this phenomena. However, spending too much time absorbed in this phenomena will exhaust anyone.

Jin-dong can be controlled consciously since it is related to being in a state of relaxation from the lowering of brain waves. Jin-dong is a sign that DahnHak practice is reaching a plateau. After an experience of Jin-dong, most people feel refreshed as the blocked meridian channels have been opened. The mind feels steady and strong and a person’s health improves.

Myung-Hyung (The healing sign): Alternating Brightness and Darkness

Myung-Hyun is another healing phenomena as is Jin-Dong. The first sign of Myung-Hyun begins when practitioners develop cold-like symptoms or their bodies feel tired, weak or heavy.

For practitioners with health problems, the symptoms may be more severe. Sometimes, practitioners may experience a recurrence of a health problem. When this happens, it is a sign that the chronic health problem is being cured. As in Jin-Dong, the cause of this phenomena is blockages in the flow of Ki-energy.

The symptoms will persist until the energy flow is clear. When this happens, the Ki-energy will wash out the toxins from the body which the stagnant energy held.

The word "Myung" means brightness and "Hyun" means darkness. Thus, Myung-Hyun means "alternating brightness and darkness." Experiencing cyclical changes in the body's condition, alternating between feeling good and feeling bad, means the body is returning to good health. When practitioners experience poor physical responses, this indicates that the body is moving towards better health.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

THEORY OF DAHNHAK5 - Dahn-Jon Breathing: Meditative Breathwork

The purpose of Dahn-Jon Breathing is to take vital cosmic Ki-energy into the body and accumulate it in the Dahn-Jon. The pure cosmic energy refreshes the mind and body. It also increases the natural healing power of the body by strengthening the immune system and supporting the functions of the organs in the body.
Dahn-Jon Breathing is a holistic meditative method of respiration.
Through Dahn-Jon Breathing, practitioners learn a technique that controls the energy flow in their bodies. Their minds are awakened into another dimension that has a wider and clearer perception. There is a higher understanding of the world and how they see themselves in the world, the universality of Ki in all of the seemingly different phenomena in the universe will become apparent. The world, the universe, will not be the same.
Dahn-Jon Breathing is a simple and effective method. It does not require a lot of training. Rather, it is the most natural way of breathing. A newborn baby knows how to practice Dahn-Jon Breathing. It is the way all babies breathe through the umbilical cord in their mother's wombs.

Dahn-Jon Breathing Exercise for Accumulating Ki-energy
The following meditation will assist practitioners in understanding the Dahn-Jon Breathing Exercise:
Imagine yourself as a child of the universe. Place yourself in the cosmic womb with umbilical cord connected to the source of cosmic energy. With each inhalation, take in the cosmic energy through your umbilical cord. With each breath, feel how you are restored to the original Oneness with the mother cosmos.
The following is the important acupressure points in the Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise:
1)Dahn-Jon: Two inches below the navel and two inches inside the abdomen.
2)Baek-Hoe: Top of the head.
3)Myung-Mun: On the back, opposite the navel, between the 2nd and 3rd lumbar vertebrae.
4)Je-Jung: At the navel, opposite the Myung-Mun.
5)Ki-Hae: About 2 inches below the navel.

Dahn-Jon Breathing Exercise

1)Preparing for Dahn-Jon Breathing: Remove all tension from the body. If any tension remains in the body or mind at the begining of Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise, this may cause the fire energy to move from the chest into the head, resulting in a headache. Remove any trivial thoughts and concentrate fully on the Dahn-Jon Breathing.

2)Feeling the warmth in the Dahn-Jon: In Dahn-Jon Breathing, the Myung-Mun acts as the nose and the Dahn-Jon becomes the lungs. Inhale through Myung-Mun, gently expanding the abdomen. Then exhale, slowly pulling the abdomen inward. Again, inhale and push the abdomen gently out and down at a 45 degree angle. As you inhale, follow the flow of Ki-energy through the Myung-Mun and downward towards the Dahn-Jon. Visualize the Myung-Mun as the opening in the body and the abdomen as a balloon collecting the Ki. Begin to accumulate Ki-energy in the Dahn-Jon.
Do not force the breath. Breathing should be natural, directed by the movement of the abdomen. Keep the mind and body relaxed and comfortable. It is best to use only 80% the breathing capacity, when beginning this exercise.
For most people beginning the Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise, the Im-Maek (Conception Meridian Channel) is blocked and the intestines are stiff. Forcing the intake of air in the beginning may create breathing problems, pains in the chest or a headache. This is caused by blockages in the Im-Maek, forcing the fire energy in the chest into the head instead of the abdomen. To improve the effectiveness of Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise, breathe moderately and practice the intestine exercise daily.
At first, there may not be any sensation in the Dahn-Jon. This may be due to the energy channel being blocked or the sense of Ki not being fully developed. With practice, the warmth of the energy moving inside the abdomen will become apparent. When there is a feeling of the heat in the abdomen, the Dahn-Jon has been identified. Concentrate on that point. As the awareness of the Dahn-Jon increases, more energy and heat will be felt. The sense of heat may change into a magnetic or electric sensation.
When the Dahn-Jon feels warm, imagine an energy ball in the Dahn-Jon. Deepen the breathing and the energy ball will become larger. Soon the abdominal area will be filled with the ball of energy.

3)Visualizing the movement of Ki-energy: As the warmth in the Dahn-Jon increases, inhale visualizing the Ki-energy flowing in through the Myung-Mun towards the Dahn-Jon, accumulating in a spiraling motion within the Dahn-Jon like the shell of a snail. Then, exhale, following the flow of Ki in a straight line from the Dahn-Jon to the Myung-Mun and out the back. There will be a stream of energy flowing along the channel between the two points. During this exercise, the large and small intestines might automatically start moving as they soften and purify.

Two Positions for Dahn-Jon Breathing Exercise

1)Lying Down
Most beginners start Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise lying down. This position is also recommended for anyone who feels ill or weak. Lying down makes Dahn-Jon Breathing easier especially when exhausted or just before or after sleeping.
To begin, lie down on the back in a comfortable position with the feet shoulder width apart. Place both hands on the Lower Dahn-Jon with thumbs and index fingers forming a triangle around the Ki-Hae. Close your eyes. Gently close the mouth. Relax all the muscles in the face. Relax the entire body.
2)Sitting Up
Sit in a lotus or half lotus position. Straighten the spine with hips tilted backward slightly. Relax the shoulders and arms. Place the hands on the knees with the palms up. (It is advisable to bring the tip of thumb, index and middle fingers together.) Or, put both hands on the Dahn-Jon to form a triangle around the Ki-Hae. Relax the muscles of the chest.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

THEORY OF DAHNHAK4 - The Three Principles of DahnHak Practice

There are three principles upon which DahnHak Practice is based:

1) Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang: Water Energy Up, Fire Energy Down
2) Jung-Choong, Ki-Jang, Shin-Myung: Health to Enlightenment
3) Shim-Ki-Hyul-Jung: From Mind to Matter

Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang: Water Energy Up, Fire Energy Down

There are two kinds of energy in the body: warm fire energy and cold water energy. When the body is in balance and optimum health is achieved, the water energy is located in the head and the fire energy is maintained in the abdomen. This state is called "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang." "Su"means "water," "Seung" means "go up," "Hwa" means "fire," and "Kang" means "come down." "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang" expresses the universal principle that water energy must go up and fire energy must come down. This is first of the three principles of the DahnHak Practice.

There are examples, in nature, of water moving up and fire moving down such as the circulation of water throughout the planet. In the ocean, the radiant heat (fire) comes down from the sun and evaporates the water, creating vapor that rises up to form clouds. The rain falls back to earth. This system of "fire down" and "water up" creates the endless circulation of moisture throughout the planet.
Another example from nature is the process of photosynthesis in plants. Every plant receives "fire energy" coming down from the sun. The plant's roots pull up the "water energy" from the earth. With the combination of "fire down" and "water up," the plant processes the sunlight and water to flower and bear fruit. When they lose the power to take up the water in winter, that is, they are in the opposite state of "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang," the leaves and friuts fall and the major life activity comes to a pause.
"Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang" is universal principle for the life activity in both nature and the human body. In the human body, the water energy is created in the kidneys and the fire energy is produced in the heart. When the water energy moves up through the Dok-Maek (Governor Meridian Channel) located in the middle of the back, the brain feels fresh and cool. The fire energy passing through the Im-Maek (Conception Meridian Channel) located in the middle of the chest down into the abdomen keeps the intestines warm.
A well functioning body in optimum health is like a house with the cooling system at the ceiling and the heating system near the floor. After restoring the body back into balance through the DahnHak Practice, "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang" is the natural state of a healthy body.
One sign that the body is in balance begins with tasting the saliva in the mouth. If it is sweet and fragrant, the body is in a state of "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang." Another sign that the body is in balance is when the brain remains cool and fresh while the abdomen is warm and the intestines are working smoothly. The body is refreshed and energized.
A sign that theenergy flow is reversed and the fire energy has become stagnant in the head is an occurrence of a headache. Then, the head feels hot and the body feels tired. The mouth feels dry and tastes bitter. The heart may feel heavy and beat irregulary. In this state, they feel tired, anxious and uncomfortable. Their shoulders and neck are stiff. This usually happens after a period of working or studying without moving around.
On the other hand, when there is no fire energy in the abdomen and the cold water energy is collecting in the intestines, most people suffer from digestive problems. The intestines are stiff. The abdomen is hard and painful to the touch. If the energy flow is not reversed soon, constipation results. It is like packing ice in the abdomen. Another sign that the water energy has moved to the abdomen instead of the fire energy is that a person experiences cold hands and feet. Men may also experience a lack of sexual stamina. If this condition continues, other medical complications may occur including high blood pressure or paralysis.
There are two major reasons that people experience the state opposite of "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang." One is that they don't develop Dahn-Jon strongly enough to hold fire energy in the abdomen. In this state, when they use much energy in the brain, the fire energy goes up. The other reason is stress. their Im-Maek is blocked, which reverses the normal flow of Ki and makes the fire energy goes up. In this dysfunction, many neurotic diseases occur. When they recover the "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang" state through the DahnHak Practice, all these chronic diseases are cured and optimum health is achieved.

"Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang" Exercises

"Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang" is achieved through Dahn-Jon Breathing which expels the used Ki-energy upon exhalation and accesses and accumulates new Ki-energy through inhalation. Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise is only effective if the intestines are soft and flexible. Most people, when they begin DahnHak Practice, have stiff, hard abdomens. The Intestine Exercise remedies this condition by increasing the blood circulation to the intestines and by removing the problem of constipation.

Jung-Choong, Ki-Jang, Shin-Myung: Health to Enlightenment

There are specific steps that people take when they move towards enlightenment. It is expressed by the phrase: "Jung-Choong, Ki-Jang, Shin-Myung."
Jung-Choong is the first step towards enlightenment. "Jung" means "vital energy" and "Choong" means "full." At first, a person becomes full of vital energy. This is accomplished through Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise.
Ki-Jang is the next step. "Ki" means "mental/emotional energy." "Jang" means "completion." When the mental energy reaches a stage of completion, The Middle Dahn-Jon is activated and the person experiences spontaneous love and joy.
Shin-Myung is the last step. "Shin" means "heavenly intelligence." "Myung" means "awakened." When the heavenly intelligence is awakened, the person has reached enlightenment and the goal of DahnHak Practice, Human Perfection, has been reached.
Shim-Ki-Hyul-Jung: From Mind to Matter

The third principle deals with the process of materializing and dematerializing matter.The principle reflects the understanding of how material existence, including the universe, came into being and the direction all matter is ultimately going.

"Shim-Ki" means the mind (Shim) creates energy (Ki). All kinds of energy are the expression of the movements in the mind. "Hyul" means "blood" and "Jung" means "matter."When the energy is condensed, it forms a vital force which is represented in the body by blood (Hyul). Blood or vital force makes body or matter (Jung).

Wherever the mind goes, energy flows. When practitioners fully realize this and understand how to control the flow of energy according to the will, they are able to change mind into matter.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Meridians and acupressure points are an invisible network of life. Meridians or channels are the pathways through which Ki-energy travels through the body. There are 365 primary acupressure points and 12 primary meridians in the human body. Acupressure points are like train stations where Ki-energy collects, and meridians are the tracks connecting these points. The 12 primary meridians or channels are Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Urinary Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, Triple Burner, Gall Bladder, and Liver. They travel bilaterally in the right and left sides of the body.

Disease is created because the flow of Ki-energy that travels through meridians and acupressure points is blocked somewhere. It is similar to a traffic jam when roads are inoperative. The acupressure points and the meridians are intergral parts of the entire body. Even the sole of foot is connected to every organ of the body.

As few as nine, to more than sixty acupressure points are distributed along a single meridian, but you don't have to memorize all of them. Understanding the general flow of a meridian is a great help to your practice. For example, when you have problems in the liver, simply tapping, massaging, applying pressure, or stroking along the liver meridian will be highly effective. If you practice long enough, you will sense electricity or a sense of pressure along the meridians, therefore without memorizing the positions of all of the acupressure points, you know where they are.

1) For difficulty breathing, asthma, and tightness in the chest

Lung Meridian

When the lungs, which assimilate air distribute oxygen to the five viscera weaken, the flow of the Lung Meridian is easily blocked. When there are problems in the Lung Meridian, the function of all respiratory organs(nose, throat, lungs ans bronchi) will be impaired as well. You may experience a hot face, dry mouth, stifling feeling in the chest, aching arms and legs, and sweaty palms. As the function of the lungs deteriorates, you may appear listless, and your skin may be dull. Under these conditions, applying pressure to the acupressure points along the Lung Meridian will facilitate the flow of energy and revitalize the organs.

2) When the white of the eye turns yellowish and the throat hurts

Large Intestine Meridian

With toothache, stuffy nose, nosebleed, sore throat, or if the whites of the eyes turn yellowish, there may be a problem with the Large Intestine Meridian. You may have pain along the shoulders and arms, especially to the index fingers. In this case, pressing on the Chun-chu acupressure points, located on both sides of the navel, and the Dae-jang-yu acupressure points, behind the upper part of the pelvis, will be very sensitive. This signals dysfunction in the Large Intestine Meridian. In this case, give a finger pressure treatment along the flow of the Large Intestine Meridian. With your index finger pointed upward, stimulate to the wrist following the line of the index finger. Then follow up to the depressed point of the shoulders and lightly stimulate an area next to the airway on both sides.

3) For sores around the mouth, tension in the jaws, headache in the area of the eyes and sinuses or for pain in the abdominal region or the lateral aspect of the lower limbs

Stomach Meridian

Problems in the Stomach Meridian result in headache with sever pain, particulary in the forehead, around the eyes, and in the back of the head. Other symptoms include stuffy nose and occasional nosebleeds. There may also be sores around the mouth, sore throat, stomach cramps, and heavy and achy feeling in the legs from the thigh to the knee. Complexion and skin tone may become lusterless and dull. Lips may be dry, and articulation may be poor. In this case, the Jok-sam-ri tapping or toe tapping is beneficial.Also, relax and lightly tap along the Stomach Meridian from the side of the head, front of the ear, and the cheek in a straight line.

4) For nausea and frequent belching

Spleen Meridian

The spleen is mainly responsible for digestion. When the spleen functions harmoniously, digestion is good and there is abundant Ki-energy and blood in the body. However, when the spleen is out of balance, you may experience a lack of Ki-energy or insufficient blood in some or all parts of your body. You may have poor digestion that will lead to stomachache, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.

When the spleen is lethargic, your tongu may stiffen and you may feel pain and heaviness above the stomach. You may also feel nauseated and burp often. You may experience indigestion, frequent constipation, cold legs, and stiffness in the knees. Woman may experience abnormal periods, occasional irregular uterine bleeding and insomnia. For these symptoms, it is beneficial to stimulate the Yong-chun acupressures daily, and press the Spleen Meridian inside of the foot and the leg with your thumb.

5) For pain when pressing below the solar plexus, above the chest or upper part of the arm

Heart Meridian
The Heart Meridian governs functioning of the heart and regulates brain function. Bloodshot eyes, a dry throat and insomnia are indications of problems with the heart. It may be painful under the solar plexus and there may be acute pain in the arms and little fingers. Those who have problems in the Heart Meridian usually have a flushed face. They generally have strong pulsation in the side of the head, the neck, wrists, top of the foot and stomach. They may find it difficult to control their emotions and get easily fatigued. Under these condition, if you press below the solar plexus and inside of the shoulder blades, you will feel pain and may find swelling or lumps on palpation. For these symptoms, tap the depression between the breasts with your fingertips or fist and the Heart Meridian, from the armpit, down the arm to the little finger.

6) If the whites of the eye turns yellowish, hearing becomes dull, or with urinary difficulties
Small Intestine Meridian
The small Intestine Meridian regulates functioning of the small intestine which is in charge of the absorption of nutrients. The small intestine acts as a filter between pure and stale energy, receiving food from the stomach and absorbing energy from the food following the digestive processes. During this process, pure energy transfers to the spleen and stale energy to the large intestine. Some fluids with stail energy go directly to the kidneys and bladder.
When you have problems with the small intestine, the whites of the eye become yellow and hearing becomes less acute. The cheeks may swell and the throat may be sore. The head can feel heavy and the arms ache or feel chilled. For these symptoms, apply finger pressure, with the top of the hands upward, on the area corresponding to the Small Intestine Meridian between the wrist and the root of the little finger, and on up the back of the arm.

7) The secret of youth is in the Urinary Bladder Meridian
Urinary Bladder Meridian
Problems with the Urinary Bladder Meridian include pain and tension in the occipital and neck area, fever and chills, nasal congestion, eye disease, low back pain, cramps in the backs of the legs and urinary difficulties. This meridian also affects reproductive functioning. Acupressure points along the sides of the spine are extremely important body relax points that quickly signal problems arising in the internal organs. For menopausal symptoms or problems in the reproductive organs, regulate the Urinary Bladder Meridian. Stretch the legs forward and alternately shake each leg in a flop, or bend your upper body forward to activate the Urinary Bladder Meridian.

8) When the Kidney Meridian weakens, so does the lower back and knees.
Kidney Meridian
The first sign of weakening of the Kidney Meridian is pain or weakness in the back and knees. Other symptoms are dark and rough complexion, dry mouth, swollen throat, and shortness of breath. There may be loss of appetite, weakness and frequent diarrhea. In addition, the kidney is important in regulating reproductive function and urination. A simple but effective way to activate the Kidney Meridian is to hit or apply pressure to the Yong-chun points, located on the sole of the foot, with your fist or thumb. Intestine exercise is effective as well. With the lower back straight and both hands on your lower abdomen, inhale deeply and gently push your stomach out. As you exhale, pull your stomach in and imagine that it touches the spine.

9) The Pericardium Meridian must be strong for the heart to be healthy.
Pericardium Meridian
You will not find an organ called Pericardium anatomically; the pericardium is a mass of energy that wraps the heart like a scarf, thus it is often called the "heart protector." There are many symptoms commom to the Heart Meridian and the Pericardium Meridian such as mental restlessness, palpitations, a flushed face, swelling or tightness in the chest and a heat sensation in the palms. For these symptoms, lightly tap the Pericardium Meridian that flows from chest, through the middle of the inside of the arms, to the inside of the middle finger.
10) Without being an independent organ, it governs the whole body.

Triple Burner Meridian
The meridian that has no shape is associated with the membrane that covers the internal organs and protects them. The upper burner, running from below the neck to below the diaphragm, the middle burner that includes the area from the diaphragm to the navel and the lower burner, running from the navel to the groin area constitute The Triple Burner. Disorder in the Triple Burner Meridian manifests as pain along the lines of ear, eye, face, jaw, neck, shoulder, arm, top of the hand and the fourth finger. A breathing method that revives the triple burner, a source of the body's energy supply, is Myung-Moon breathing. Place both hands on your Dahn-jon and breathe while focusing on the Myung-moon point in the lower back, opposite the navel.

11) Stimulate the Gall Bladder Meridian to relieve migraine headache
Gall Bladder Meridian
The Gall Bladder Meridian encircles a large area, from the head to the feet on both sides of the body. When you suffer from temporal headaches, migraines, or have problems in the areas of the face, ear, skin, armpits, knees, and outer legs and feet, taking good care of the Gall Bladder Meridian is very sffective. Problems in the liver or the gall bladder can cause a bluish look in the whites of the eye, low energy with a feeble voice, or a high-pitched voice. For these symptoms practice Meridian exercise that stimulate the Gall Bladder Meridian flowing through the sides of the body from the outer eye to the ear, from the temple area over the top of the head to the top of the shoulder, and from the sides down to the buttocks, outer thigh, and down the leg to the fourth toes.

12) When the Liver Meridian is strong, increased stamina results
Lver Meridian
Problems with liver function can have wide-ranging effects both physically and emotionally. Symptoms may include dull complexion, dry throat, nausea and a feeling of heaviness in the chest or coastal area, anger, red painful eyes and face and a loud voice. Other symptoms include frequent diarrheas, fever and chills. Woman particularly, may experience pain in the lower back and cramping in the groin area. Since the Liver Meridian connectsdirectly to the reproductive organs in both men and women, it will be effective to use for problems related to the reproductive organs. The Liver Meridian flows from the big toe, up the foot and through the middle of the inside of each leg. With your legs stretched out, tap along the inside edge of the top of your foot, and move up to the inside of the thigh. It is also effective to tap your toe tips together while in a sitting position with your hands on your Dahn-jon.

-From Meridian Exercise for Self-Healing Book2 written by Ilchi Lee-