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jbarry
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I've heard this mentioned at some shiatsu sites. I'm not sure if I understand what they mean can anyone explain this further.

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artemis
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RE: Pull rather than Push

Not sure eihter. Maybe within context it would make more sense?
If you do a shoulder rotation with the receiver in side position, you would be "pulling" the shoulder towards you rather than "pushing" away... Doe sthis make sense?

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RE: Pull rather than Push

I suspect this may refer to the pushing and pulling in Hara work, but can anyone input on pull rather than push?

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RE: Pull rather than Push

I think I had some more insight today on this when the senior instructor was reaching across the hara of the client with one hand on top of the other and then sank down a little with his hara creating a pulling action with no effort.

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This might answer your question............ Or it might not 🙂

A student came to his master with a problem. He was having a recurring dream that was frustrating him. In the dream he walks across a field to a high wall, with a gate, between him and the next field. He knows, instictively, that he needs to be in the next field but that he is not allowed to climb over the gate or the wall. But, no matter how hard he pushes, the gate refuses to open. Night after night, week after week and month after month he had walked to that gate only to find it barred. Oh, what a problem. What was he to do?

The master has a quiet laugh before he tells the student that the gate opens inwardly, towards him, and that he MUST step back in order to pull open the gate.

Taken in relation to Shiatsu, you should always be prepared to sit back and allow the space necessary to let the Qi flow, let the work that has already been done take effect.

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