“If you’re sitting all crumpled, you’ll inhibit your breathing, internal organ function and energy flow, squash your spirit, limit your perception and generally diminish yourself. If, on the other hand, you’re expanding to fill the maximum space within your body, both vertically and horizontally, your spirit will sing out in gratitude, your chi will run like the bulls of Pamplona and your entire experience of this sacred moment we’re sharing will be enhanced.
Holding yourself in a crumpled posture is like living in a crooked house whose walls are caving in on you. Stress on the building’s structure is causing undue pressure on the water and waste pipes and, in some places, is causing damage to electrical wiring. Leakage from twisted pipes is causing mildew. Cracks in the masonry and gaps around the window and door frames are allowing in drafts and rendering easy access to intruders. If you were living in a house like that you’d either go mental, do a complete restructuring or move. Your body is your primary environment, your true house.”
Stephen Russell, in “Barefoot Doctor’s Guide to the TAO”
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