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The Brain Science Behind Tai Chi Posture ...
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Interesting new fact: Science is now discovering that our brain has a system of lymphatic vessels located in the dura mater, the covering of the brain. The major arteries and veins that are within the dura mater contain a lymphatic system that the brain uses together with the Immune system to get rid of waste from the head. (see video below). This is essentially Drain Pipes in Our Brains.
Unfortunately, so many people have bad posture, allowing the neck to push forward (computer/ or chicken neck), upward (showing the throat) or downward (low spirit or cell phone neck). This constricts the flow of blood going in and out of the brain and prevents the alignment needed for health and power. The picture to the left is Grandmaster Wei Shuren demonstrating correct neck posture. In Tai Chi one of the first things we learn is to keep this alignment ...
Tai Chi Principle #1 - Elevate the Crown and Lift the Spirit
by Julie Paler | Oct 11, 2017 | Alignment, balance, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Mind/Body, Posture
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