The circulation of energy through the meridians is facilitated by movement, physical exercise and stretching postures. Massaging these energy channels balances the excess of energy or lack of it, in order to improve the Ki
We work with the concepts of stretching of the meridians, breathing, HARA and the 5 elements in the practical phase. The theoretical knowledge in the route of the meridians, the diagnostic areas in the back and abdomen, the points and the philosophical foundation of Chinese medicine are concepts which will be deepened below.
The theory related to the five elemental processes is also expanded: wood, fire, metal, earth and water, integrating all these concepts with full awareness.
GROUP INTERNSHIPS - IN-HOUSE AND ONLINE
Classes are developed in groups, weekly. These classes help to improve posture and subtle registration through the activation of meridians, points and diagnostic areas of Zen Shiatsu. They are simple stretching exercises or Do In, which connect the system of energy lines to strengthen vitality and the self-conscious part of the person . Thus, our health can be improved by knowing the symptoms, which are important tools, in this aspect. Balls, acupressure, percussive activation, and palpation are used. Theoretical support is given through the elements of Chinese medicine, which are associated with each season of year (eg, in spring: wood element, liver meridians and gallbladder)
KORPOREO THERAPIST TRAINING
It is aimed at teachers, therapists of all disciplines, theater directors, dance groups or any activity and person interested in deepening the knowledge linked to the body from this perspective. It is a tool of vast scope and manages to expand the possibilities in the relationship with our body and its vibration, understanding that the body participates in our entire life.
THE TRAINING IS DIVIDED INTO 7 MODULES (APRIL - OCTOBER) The course is done biweekly with a mixed face-to-face / online proposal (this can vary according to pandemic situations) in addition to a weekly group practice of the Korporeo Method. They are two monthly classes; a theory (online duration 3 hours) and another practice (face-to-face duration 3 hours)
At the end of the first year of training, therapists will be able to use the method in different disciplines and activities.
A second year of training is planned to deepen the concepts and practices.
First year program
Basic starting position. Subtle registration. Breathing with Hara. Internal support axis Heaven-Earth.
Class structure. Observation of the therapist, posture and energy changes in the practitioner. Record of subtle changes during class. Stand, sit, lie down. Visualization and final awareness. Development of internal contact and the power of visualization. Intention.
Tools for stimulation in meridian areas, points. Do In, stretching, use of balls.
Masunaga basic Zen Imaginary exercises, creation of the exercise itself for the diagnosis area and / or specific point.
Zen Shiatsu diagnostic area in abdomen and back, meridian areas and points.
Chinese medicine, basic knowledge and Taoist philosophy.
Characteristics of each element, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. Symptoms.
ENERGY, ADAPTABILITY, SELF-EXPRESSION
The wood element in the oriental model shows both an individual identity and a force of nature. The energy of plants is almost impossible to destroy, it can remain dormant for years and sprout again, they can live thanks to their adaptability and that is why they change their direction when they encounter an obstacle. The ability of plants to plan and make decisions is a stage of the wood element that represents the choice and search for the best direction to grow. The primary force of the urge to live and grow is the characteristic of wood. The energy of wood is not specifically aggressive by nature despite its competitive strength . Therefore we are allowed to obtain the maximum potential for self-expression.
Meridians: liver, gallbladder
SPIRITUAL LIFE, COMMUNICATION, SELF-PROTECTION
The nature of the power of fire is its transforming capacity, fire destroys one form to create another; dough turns into bread, wood into charcoal, clay into porcelain...
The warmth and well-being of fire helps to relax. Passions are fueled when the yang energy burns with force and height, with all its warmth and movement. The fire meridians embody the light and sensitivity of the spirit that contains the human consciousness, but on the other hand the uncontrolled fire is a destructive energy that feeds on the emotions.
Meridians: heart, small intestine, heart constrictor, triple heater
STABILITY, RECEPTIVITY, NUTRITION
The earth element possesses the quality of stillness, it provides the calm of the center, it gives solidity, it sustains. Anything that represents stability and support in our lives is linked to this element.
The healthy earth element in the human character provides the capacity for endurance and comfort at the same time. Land meridians are affected by our relationship with the person who represents the mother.
Fertility, both of the body and of the mind, is a gift of this element and is related to its Yin characteristic of receptivity. The spiritual capacity is the intellect, the possibility to transform, to serve the purpose of the heart-mind, to nourish ourselves physically, emotionally and intellectually. When there is a lack of the basic feeling of security, we look for a more comforting reality in concepts and mental structures, when the earth element is unbalanced the tendency is to think a lot, ruminate on ideas.
Meridians: spleen-pancreas, stomach
VALUE, CONDUCTIVITY, PRECISION
Metal, in our energy structure, implies the ability to receive and transmit messages, to communicate with the environment and still remain ourselves. Transmit and connect.
When the energy of the metal is healthy, we are beings in a state of continuous exchange with the universe. Not only do we feel what we are worth, but we instinctively know that we are connected to everything that has value outside our limits. If the metal is unbalanced this security disappears.
Meridians: lung, large intestine
LIFE, DEPTH, FLOW, PURIFICATION
In temporal terms, water goes back to the deepest past of the human being, to the beginning of life from the void at the moment of conception. Although not all water is deep it always descends to the lowest level.
The capacity of water renovation is given by the movement and by the flow. Purified water prevents inaction , instability of the body and the mind. The KI that flows and does not recess is the PURE KI.
Water empowers the body with force and energy. Our survival energy is jeopardized when the water element is unbalanced. It also affects our free will.
The YANG manifestation of the water element is our will and the YIN manifestation is the capacity to flow naturally. The balance between the active will YANG and the permissive will YING is the gift of a healthy water element.
Meridians: kidney , bladder.
The view of body work from the eastern perspective is based on a philosophical view that helps to understand that we are part of nature, of a universal order for which this body work teaches how to establish, maintain and improve the different aspects of the structure that we are.
It proposes as a principle a vital force or energy (KI) which is what defines us as living beings. The concept of energy is developed in order to establish levels of consciousness. When people are observed as energy structures, we work transforming those vibrational layers that comprise the energy field.
Vital energy is strengthened through exercises, developing the possibility of reconciling one's mental and physical disharmonies. This inner consciousness is a force available to us to work in our bodies.
According to the eastern people, there are channels or vectors called "meridians" on the surface of the body. They are conduits through which energy circulates. The meridians are connected with the organs and viscera. Their energy can be influenced through body work with exercises and stretching postures, modifying the flow and quality of that energy.
ABDOMEN ENERGY CENTER AWARENESS (HARA)
The so-called HARA is located in the lower abdomen. It is the area where the source of vital energy originates and is considered the center of life. It houses physical balance and emotional and spiritual energy. From an anatomical point of view, the area between the navel and the pubic bone is the body's center of gravity.
KORPOREO METHOD VIDEOS.
The videos are created to compile the KORPOREO METHOD. People will be able to access the different exercise proposals. So the practice can be carried out at any time and in any place you wish. The videos can be used to deepen experience and knowledge and also to put together your own routine by combining them, even when commuting. We think that spreading KORPOREO METHOD around the world will help people to expand our inner connection. It will also help to be aware of body energetic consciousness.