Why Sitting in Squat Position is so Important
The importance of sitting in a squat position could only be understood via Polarity Therapy (which is defined on the website). As per Polarity Therapy, the human body has Positive, Negative, and Neutral polarities. The human body has electromagnetic opposition along three main axes: Vertical (head to feet), Horizontal (right to left), and Laterally (front to back).
Sitting in the Squat position exercise acts on three airy fields in the body, which makes the downward currents (Apana Vayu) of energy move by releasing the most negative area blocks first in the calves of the legs. The neuter pole of this airy principle is in the colon, which becomes storage for gases, pressed by the thighs, and the arms pull inward on the knees. The positive pole is the chest as the intake. In other words, when the outlets are open, and the drag and resistance are released in the negative pole, there will be a better positive intake of air and oxygen. The result is improved neuter pole action, energy, oxygen, and food supply distribution through absorption and better assimilation in the bloodstream and the tissues.
Many physical, emotional, and mental conditions could be benefited from sitting in squat positions. Some may think squatting when defecting is sufficient, but that is not enough.
Squat Position with Locked Hands
Squat Position with Locked Hands (For the release of downward energy)
It frees the back pressure from the heart, and thus heart, and lungs can benefit from this stretch of the brachial area. It is perfect for releasing gases, constipation, excessive abdominal fat, kidney problems, and toning the walls of the abdomen. If someone has trouble sleeping, a few minutes of this exercise will be beneficial. Practicing this exercise for 3 minutes several times a day gives good results.
Squat Position with Hands-on Various Parts of the Body
For freeing and distributing latent force to various body parts
This exercise frees and distributes the latent force to various body parts depending upon the position of the hands and fingers. For example, this stretching exercise releases energy in the pelvis, and then polarity currents are activated and distributed by the hands from the positive and negative sides of the body. Just to remind you, it is not the accomplishment of a position we are after but the stimulating actions of the currents set into motion by this posture stretch. So, do not force yourself. The following procedure is standard for all the squat positions where hands are placed on various body parts.
Hands on Forehead
The palm and fingers of one hand are placed over the loosely formed fist of the other hand, placing the thumbs side by side – one on each side of the bridge of the nose, in an upward direction – thus supporting the head with the thumbs.
Hands on Head
This posture stretch frees muscle tension and energy blocks from the heart area. It is also very beneficial to spines that lack the natural posterior dorsal curve and for shoulder pains.
The hands are placed on the back of the head for a mild stretch of the entire spine, from top to bottom. The hands may be placed on any area from the neck to the top of the head to bring out a more significant curve and stretch on the spine wherever it is needed.
This exercise can also be done with only one hand, which can be placed on the back of the head and extended down over part of the neck, with the head bent to one side, for a stretch on that side of the spine and back which is troublesome, tense, or limited in motion. Either hand may be used, and either side may be stretched, depending on where it is needed. The arrows indicate a gentle forward-backward rocking motion. This exercise also frees the brachial plexus on that side where the pull is felt. It is done gently, only once or twice each time, but regularly when it is needed. On the left, the pull can be felt over the posterior heart region, and on the right side, it is felt over the liver region, acting as a release.
After this exercise, grasping a bar with both hands and hanging from it usually releases several vertebrae in a general spinal stretch. It compensates for the hands' downward position in lifting objects and working all day.
Hands on Eyes
Both hands are used for eyes. Two illustrations are given to show the exact position of the hands and fingers, which is very important for polarity reactions. The hands fit naturally over the sides of the face: thumbs behind the jaw, directly under the ears, the lower palms supporting the angle of the lower jaw, and the other three fingers on the side of the head. The little finger of each hand pushes gently on the eyeballs, right up under the orbital ridge, to free the eyeball from its tension and soreness. The contact is applied for a few seconds or up to a minute, wherever soreness and stress may be found, until the whole area of the eyeball has been taken care of.
Hands on Ears
The little finger is placed in each ear, giving the canal a lifting motion and dilating it. The lower jaw may be opened and shut a few times to augment the reaction at the joints. Hold the little fingers still, keeping them inserted as far as comfortable into the car canal, and hum different pitches of sound until you hear and feel the vibrations in the ear, just where the trouble is. Could you keep this up for one minute? If the problem is more on one side than the other, then leave the finger in that ear only and withdraw the other one.
Then insert the thumb in one ear and grasp the ear lobe with the first finger, then pull and rotate gently, humming all the time the right pitch for this outer part to respond and vibrate.
Then grip the tragus instead of the ear lobe with the first finger. Hold it, stretch it, and rotate it, humming all this time at the proper pitch to vibrate the ear. About one minute of this should give good results.
Thumb on Roof of Mouth
The contact is in the Mouth. The cushion of the thumb is pressed upward on the hard palate on any sore spot found there for many central reflexes in the head and the body. The thumb from the same side has a soothing effect, while the opposite thumb has a stimulating reaction due to the crossing over of the currents. The front of the palate reacts to the front of the body, the rear portion to the back, and the center to the middle of the body, and each side responds to that particular side. This makes it easy to localize reflexes.
Hands on Sides of Head (Good for headache)
The body is in the same position as in the ‘Squat Position with Hands on Head’ while applying the polarity contacts to the head, placing one hand on any sore spot found and the opposite hand on the opposite side of the head. While in this posture, the parietal bones can be gently molded with the polarity contacts on each side of the head. The fingers are locked, which allows a squeezing motion to be made by the heels of the hands in the upward direction. The gentle squeeze can be synchronized with the breath and the humming pitch that vibrates these bones.
The hands can also be placed opposite each other, anteriorly on the forehead and posteriorly on the occipital, diagonally from the head from one side to the other. Both positions of the hands are indicated here by merely reversing the contacts on the head.
Squat Position for Digestive System
This posture is also a powerful yet gentle stretch for the shoulder blades, hips, and entire lower back. It also activates digestive reflexes.
Half Squat for the whole Spine
Half Squat for the whole Spine
It is a simultaneous stretch of hips, back, and shoulders, remarkably effective for pain and tightness in the upper back, neck, and shoulders, as well as for headaches. One can also rock from side to side while in this posture. Two twisting variations on this posture are perfect for the shoulders and lateral stretches of the back muscles. First, one can turn head around as if the person is looking over his shoulder. One can also twist while the head remains looking straight forward.
Ideal Neutral Squatting Position
This is the ideal neutral squatting position, plus the unique local sense balancing through the finger locations: Thumbs in the ears, the first finger lightly over the eyes, the middle finger over the nose, the ring finger over the mouth, and the little finger on the chin. It is a position of the sages and wise men of old. This posture helps the Vital Pattern of the Mind as a balancing effect. Therefore, it is a good posture for relaxing anxiety and emotional tension.
Perfect Neutral Position of the Body
In this exercise, most of the body muscles are involved.
The embryo in the mother’s womb is the beginning of the perfect posture, where all the energies can flow freely to build an ideal body. To assist the body in repairs and building or rebuilding, some relationship to this primal position is used in many exercises to encourage more Energy flow, mainly when used with the Life Breath. This posture is also excellent for the relief of nervousness and excess gas. Do this exercise for 5 minutes.
Vital Exercises for Toning the Body
In this exercise, most of the body muscles are involved. This powerful exercise with natural breath engages the inner Life Energy and most body muscles in one balanced expression of the exhilaration of the natural energy flow. This exercise gives meaning and depth expression to our finer Energy fields in the body, which need the training and resultant energizing of the otherwise stagnant currents even more than the muscular structure. But that usually gets all the attention while these finer Energy Fields are neglected. Do this exercise for 5 minutes.
Basic Polarity Exercise
It is an excellent exercise for the muscles of the shoulders, the abdomen, the thighs, and the back. It is helpful for digestive disturbance, constipation, kidney inactivity, and general sluggishness. It also benefits the brachial plexus by releasing the shoulders and neck tension. Do this exercise for 5 minutes.
This exercise is as natural as chopping wood and putting some effort at the end of the stroke, which produces the natural sound of “Ha” at the end of the exhalation as well as the elimination of the carbon dioxide, thereby completing the chemical action of the exercise – and all by natural means. Do this exercise for 5 minutes.
Diaphragm Release Exercise
This exercise will help both the heart and lungs. Both hands press in the center under the diaphragm. The legs are tensed and close together; the feet are extended in a stretch. This is the beginning of this exercise. The legs are slowly raised and lowered under tension several times.
Exercise for Motor Balance
The two hands clasped over the back of the head, balancing the positive motor pole with the neuter palms of the hands. The mild stretch relaxes the spinal muscles.
Exercise to Balance the Neuter and Negative Poles