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I think we need to talk about a really kinda very heavy topic. It's called a weak link in a person's personality, or what some people call, more mythological terms, an Achilles heel on a person. There's a very big issue about people having a childhood trauma that's quite severe for that person. And then what's the effect of that trauma on the person for the rest of their life if that trauma doesn't get turned into a gift? Well, what happens is that in childhood, sometimes people have an experience where there's a boundary invasion that occurs, and then the person can't really handle that, and then some part of their personality they disconnect from when they're in that situation. So, it's not the situation itself that's causing it. That's what's happening outside. It's the person's interface with that that determines what ends up happening to that person. 'Cause people can have very similar traumas, but they interface with it very differently. So, what happens is that this huge trauma occurs that the person, for whatever reason, isn't capable of handling. And then what happens is a person disconnects from some part of their personality. Now, I think people have 16, there are 16 genetic personality types, and I think somebody's born a particular type. So, then they have all these other 15 parts that are not so 24/7 affair, but they're still parts of a person. And some people have developed more of these parts of their personality than [...]

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I think we need to talk about being self-centered and other-centered. Now, I live in America. I've been to other countries and Americans take a lot of pride in being other-centered, thinking about other people. That's not necessarily how they're viewed but if you ask 'em, that's what's reinforced in America, is that you should be other-centered. I've been to India. They're not other-centered. They're self-centered. I don't have a negative take on the self-centered or other-centered. I'm not taking sides. I wish people would stop dividing things up and just see that they're the balance of each other and how they need to work. So let's talk about the two things. So when you're other-centered, other-centered means you're looking at the other person, you're listening to them, you're feeling them, you're taking them in and you figure out what would be a, and thoughts enter your mind, or feelings enter your mind and then you take actions that would be good for that other person. And when you're doing that, you're not particularly doing it because of what you're gonna get back. It's not about that. It's that you get a lot of pleasure out of doing something for another person. And if you don't do that, you don't get the pleasure that you know you could've gotten. And then there's self-centered. And what self-centered person does is that they behave in a way where they get something that gives them a lot of pleasure and they get other people to do [...]

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Okay. Let's talk about what's happening outside and what's happening inside. How to process things that are in. How to process things that are outside. Well I think everybody knows when you're stretching, there's a physical part of you and there's the psychological part of yourself. And they know there's this emotional part of yourself and a spiritual part of yourself. There's four parts right. And the physical part of yourself is very much associated with the instincts of being very loving. And when your relationship with the outside object isn't working, then you're angry. And then the thinking part of yourself, the psychological part is associated with being either fearless or fearful. So you're afraid when you don't know something. And then when you know it, then you're fearless. And then the emotional part of yourself is associated with you're really excited about something and satisfied. Or you're anxious because you don't have satisfaction yet. And the spiritual part of yourself is associated with being very calm or peaceful. And frightened when things on the outside are dangerous to you. So the question is where is your attention when those different part of you are operating? So in some situations you're more emotional and social. In other situations you're more physical and active. In other situations you're much more analytical and problem-solving. And in other situations you're much more spiritual or practical. Well where the [...]

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Let's talk about who you're dating, or have dated, or will date. Let's talk about that. Well, the most unusual thing about dating and who you date is that nobody has any education about who to date. They're educated about what schools to go to, and what subjects to study, and professional jobs, and they're educated about everything. Food, nutritional products, but dating, there's no data. And why are people expecting themselves to date and be really successful at it. I think it's the wrong strategy. So let's get some education about dating and who to date and what to do about that situation. First of all, I think it's really important, when you date somebody, that you have an extremely positive attitude about the whole situation. You want to really value that person in a lot of different ways and discover them. You want to eat great food, you want to go to great places, you want to travel, you want to have great friends. You're going to want to go to great events. I mean, you really want to celebrate the life of being with whoever you're with. That's a really important thing to do. So you can really discover each other and develop each other in all those different situations. What most people don't know about is that most people are born as a genetic type. And what that means is that the moment the sperm and egg join, the type is created, and there's 16 of those. I have a book on that coming out on that called "The 16 Geniuses: 16 Genetic [...]

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More than 30 years ago, I identified what I call Genetic Personality Types, 16 of them. I call them The 16 Geniuses. Let me tell you how that happened. What happened for me was that I was spending time as a director of a nonprofit kinesiological institute in Boston, Massachusetts. I was trying to discover how to move better. I had been trained by some really incredibly talented people, and they were amazing to be with. But I wasn't developing at the rate or even getting the results that I thought I should get from being with those amazing people. And I thought to myself, I think I'm smart enough, and I'm willing to work hard enough, I think, so why am I not getting better? They they must not know I don't know for sure, and they must not know otherwise they could get me to do that. So then I thought, well, where do you go? Well you go to the Medical Library, and you start reading about all the bones of the bodies and all the muscles in the body and the nervous system, and you start finding out what everybody else knows about developing movement of the body. And what I concluded after four years of doing that, I'm an autodidact, I like studying things myself, and then bridging into what the world knows about it. And so after four years, I realized, Western medicine at this current time, I don't find it very particularly successful at rehabilitation or teaching people how to move well. I think a lot of people are talented, and then they do [...]

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Let's talk about something that's really important to everybody, and I think it means a lot more than people know about, it's a person's looks. Well, I think everybody knows that your looks has a lot to do with emotionality, right? And your emotionality has to do with your ability to have your attention outside and handle feelings of self-consciousness, but let's get really specific about how this works. So in the emotional world there's four different kinds, general types of looks. One type of look has a lot to do with being very beautiful. Another look has to do with having great image, another has to do with persona, incredible persona, and the other is with handsome or pretty. And I think people know that generally people can be like that. And when they're beautiful something happens though, and I think that's the part that people need to know about, 'cause people, I think, general just think that if a person's good-looking they get a lot of attention for being good-looking, and aren't they lucky for being good-looking? I don't think it's so much about looks, and I don't think it's about the geography that you're born with. I think it has to do with how you're being when you're with other people. So there's two sides of this good look thing that people aren't talking about. One is that when a person's good-looking, it has something to do with the way they're being with other people. Well, that means you'd have to, to be with another [...]

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Mastery, a story. Many years ago, after my automobile accident, I had to rehabilitate my body, and one of the ways to do that was I started swimming. I need you to know that actually I never really swam as a child, I didn't have that opportunity. So for me to do that was really a rather unusual thing for me to do. And here I was learning how to swim and I asked a swimmer, competitive swimmer, to show me how to swim. So, we went to Walden Pond, a fabulous place in Massachusetts, a national treasure, and we get in the water and I don't wanna go deeper than I can stand 'cause I don't know how to swim. And he starts telling me how to put my head down and do rotary breathing and swim. And I try it and it's really uncomfortable on my shoulders. So, I said to him, that really hurts my shoulders. And he says, oh no, if you just keep doing it you'll get better at it. I said, no, that's unnatural, that feeling is not a natural feeling. That's not the way people should be swimming. I'm the competitive swimmer, he said. I go, absolutely correct. But, I'm just telling you, that doesn't feel natural. He got really upset. I was like, thanks very much, really appreciate your helping me. And then he left and I was like, okay, I have to figure out how to swim because that head down rotary breathing thing is torture to my shoulders. So, I got back in the water and then I went a little deeper than I could stand and then I pushed off the bottom and I just put [...]

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Okay, let's go deep. The topic today is going to be unraped To healer. It's more than obvious to everybody that when somebody is sexually abused, at whatever age that happens, that is a horrific experience for both people. It is ungodly. It's invalidating to the person that had happens to. It creates an entire cascade of physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual tragedies that start happening for that person and for the person that did it, or persons. Let's back up. We already know now from listening to the other videos about natural stretching that when you naturally stretch like an animal, your muscles naturally contract, say when you're stretching your bicep and then as you lengthen your bicep out it contracts and the fascia resists and that removes dense fashion scar tissue. Well, that dense fashion scar tissue is a trauma and that's how it manifests in the body, is in accumulation of dense fashion and scar tissue in the body. So, when you were stretching that muscle or being assisted to stretch that muscle and you allow your body and defer to your body to show you how to naturally tense and resist, there's a certain amount of tension and resistance that's necessary to remove that dense fashion scar tissue. And that's a natural thing your body actually produces. And it's considerable. It's two to six times the strength of whatever the muscle is when you contract it to strengthen it. But as we know from before, you don't have the [...]

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I'd like to talk about adding wellness to your fitness. Now, everybody knows when you do fitness exercise, whether you're jogging, or swimming, or rowing, or tennis, or basketball, or baseball, whatever the fitness activities you like to do. Those develop your external immune system. Those are muscle groups on the back of your neck, and head, and shoulders, that go down the back of your arms. And that's associated, that kind of fitness is associated with your external immune system. Your external immune system, in traditional Chinese medicine, is associated with you skin, and with the lymph flow in your body that all goes from all the appendages up towards your heart. So the more fit you are, the more your external immune system protects you from outside things coming in that wouldn't be good to come in to your system. But that's not wellness, that's fitness. Wellness is associated with your internal immune system. Most people don't know there are two immune systems. An external immune system and an internal immune. The internal immune is associated with your tonsils, your thymus, and half the function of your spleen. And those together form an organ that does a particular function, internal immune function, and those are associated with your lymph nodes in your body, not your lymph flow. And your internal immune system is the part that fights viruses and illness inside of your body. And so the internal immune system is one of the most [...]

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I wanna talk about something that's bothered me for a really long time now. And what that is, is the life force and the death force. Now, I remember, when I first started stretching and changing my body and upgrading my physiological health, I was very excited about the biomechanical changes in my body. Untwisting my legs, giving me suspension at my joint structures. Taking chronic pain and discomfort out of my body. Physiologically upgrading, all of those were really great. And then one day, I was at the grocery store and I was like, oh, they don't have any organic kale anymore. And I called a friend of mine on the phone who I taught how to stretch and I said, "Hey, how are you?" And he goes, "Oh, I can't find any organic kale." And like, "Me neither!" I was like, oh my god, I've been eating organic food all the time. I wasn't told to do that. I just found that when I ate a regular orange, that if I had an organic orange, I could eat one of those and I'd have to eat two or three of regular oranges. So the stretching was really changing me in certain ways. And I kept realizing that every time I took trauma out of my body, I got a high physical development and a high psychological and emotional and spiritual change and I thought that was incredible. And then it took me a lot of years to realize that these high... Personality traits are really just the composting, the taking the compost to the negative and with the right equipment with [...]

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Let's talk about turning lust into intimacy. Now, the whole concept of sex and sexuality, particularly in the West, has some history that makes it a little more complicated say, than in some other countries. But let's make it simple. Essentially when you're attracted to somebody, that genetic personality type that's associated with sex, the sexual type, the genius of intimacy, is telling you that your initial attraction is not a physical form of sex, it's attraction to something special about that person. And that specialness is something that's inside of them that gets demonstrated and presented and acted on outside, but at that moment, you're having an intimacy with that person. Later, after the primary attraction has occurred, then it gets differentiated into things like romantic, or the physical form of sex, or very deeply into liking the person. So, it's important to know that when you develop the muscle groups associated with sexual meridian in Chinese medicine, which begin down in your feet in your toes and come up the center of your thigh, lower leg, thighs, come up the front center of your body inside of your mouth there. As you develop those muscles you find people becoming more and more attractive. I think most people think they're only attracted to a couple people and very rarely do they find people attractive. That's not what happens when you make that sexual meridian more flexible and strong and healthy, where your endocrine [...]

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Let's talk about no low back pain. Now when you're talking about the low back pain, everybody thinks the pain's coming from their back. I agree you're feeling pain in the back. I completely accept that you're feeling that, but it doesn't come from the back. It's coming from your lateral hamstring on the outside of your leg. Let me explain why. What happens is that when your lateral hamstring is flexible enough, when the muscle is flexible enough, it can then shorten more. So some muscles in your body need to be longer in a normal standing posture, and others need to be shorter. And a lot of people, their pelvis is really rotated down and forward. That means the hamstrings are too long, and the muscles on the front and side are too short. And then most people would think the short muscles are pulling the pelvis into a flexed position. But instead it's really 'cause the hamstrings are not long enough, because if they were they would shorten and they would pull the bottom of the pelvis down, and then the pelvis would extend and rotate backwards, and then you wouldn't have such a curve or a compression in your lower back. So when you're talking about low back pain, we're talking about, you're normally for whatever reasons are carrying too much dense fashion scar tissue in your lateral hamstring. And you can go on the Genius of Flexibility webpage and it will show you very simple stretches of how to stretch out your lateral hamstring. There's a [...]

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Let's talk about investing in wellness, instead of fear of illness. Where to begin on this topic? I think the place to begin, is really talking about food, first of all, that people eat, 'cause the food you eat is really a lot about what you become and your health. And so it's really important to ingest, really, food that you personally like. Like an orange for one person is a pear for somebody else. People really like different kinds of food and they need that journey of discovering what kinds of food you really like and what makes you feel good. That's just a great thing to do. And when you go to the grocery store and you see, wow, the string beans are really great today and the other day that winter squash looked really great to you. You're gonna be attracted to food and as time goes on, you get to figure out what food makes you feel the best. And I'm not talking about being perfect about eating where you don't need things that aren't so good for you, I'm just talking about the main part of your diet, should be things that are really particularly delicious for you and things you really like to do. And of course, I think most people know that it's not really good to eat too late at night-time. It's better to eat your meals sooner than that. So have a great time, find great food, make your body feel really good that when you do that, most of that food isn't really just used to feed you, most of that food used to build your body and your [...]

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Depression into creativity, let's learn some things about this that are quite different than probably what most people are thinking or knowing about or have identified. First of all, the most shocking thing to know about creativity is that the people that are really creative, whether they're painting or doing art or business or however they're creating whatever they're creating, they're the most depressed people, but they know how to transmute depression into creativity. Whereas, the depressed person doesn't have the equipment, so to speak, developed to transmute that depression into creative activity. So the muscle groups on the back of your shoulder, infraspinatus, muscles go up around your neck into your head, to your face and down your arm into your little finger, they're associated with your small intestine in traditional Chinese medicine. And the small intestine is where you, the food comes from your stomach, your gallbladder releases bile to digest the fat, your pancreas releases enzymes to digest the food, and then your small intestine is like a furnace that burns that food up and then it goes through the walls of the small intestine, if they're healthy, and then it goes into your bloodstream and then it goes around your body, so you get fed. And while it's doing that, by the way, the heat of digestion is what heats up your lungs. Your lungs aren't just heated by the outside air. They're heated by your own digestion. So when [...]

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Oh, those hamstrings! The big joke that everybody has about flexibility training is that it doesn't matter what's inflexible on your body, it's those hamstrings that you need to change. So there are three hamstrings on the back of your leg. They all start at the bottom of your pelvis. They then, two of them come and attach to your lower leg, and one attaches here. So you have what's called your medial hamstring, then you have your central hamstring, and then you have your lateral hamstring. Those three hamstrings have three functions. When they contract, they bend your lower leg up towards you, they lift your thigh back behind you, and they pull the back of your pelvis down into extension. So that's the three actions when all three of those hamstrings contract. Except, they also do different things because of how they attach. Your medial hamstring on the inside of your leg, when it's flexible, makes your pelvis extend back and gives you suspension at your hip joint. The central hamstring, when it's flexible, it actually gives you suspension at your knee. And your lateral hamstring gives you suspension in your lower back, ankle and feet. So, depending on what part of your body you need the most help, you stretch that particular hamstring. The most unusual thing I found out about flexibility training over all the years was that a person's lateral hamstring, regardless of what age they are or what country you go to, or any of their spiritual [...]

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Okay, let's talk about turning addiction into sobriety. Let's back this up into some places that I don't think people know, information about, that's gonna be very helpful about addiction. First of all, I don't think most people know that addiction is associated with the stomach meridian muscle groups on the outside back of your leg that come up your trunk and go around your mouth and up into your face. And what that means is that when the stomach is too tense, your real stomach now, not your belly, when the stomach is too tense, it drives the person into being attracted to addictive substances, whether that's cookies or how far you wanna go with this in terms of addictions. So if you can take that tension out of the stomach, muscle groups, and what happens is the person starts craving real spirit in their life having a really great life. Instead of having a substitute false spirits like alcohol or sweets or things like that. I'm not a fanatic about this addiction thing. I'm not saying people shouldn't eat cookies or drink alcohol or do things like that. It's, the question is about the quantity of that and whether it's an addiction thing, or whether it's something they do occasionally. So the addiction things shows up as dense fascia and scar tissue in the lateral hamstrings. But the muscle group that's on the other side of that the pancreas muscle group is associated with temperance, and how temperance works different than how sobriety [...]

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Balancing is the central concept behind all the stretching and wellness work that we've created. This is how it started. What happened was that I think everybody knows that muscle groups that are on either side of your body balance each other in function. So for example the muscles on the outside of your hip, when they contract generally bring your legs sideways and the muscles on the inside of your legs bring your legs in towards you. So those are complimentary movements for each other. In Western anatomy, they call them agonist antagonist, but in Chinese they call them balancing or complimentary muscle groups. So when you're stretching a muscle group, as we've talked about it before, the balancing muscle group is essentially essential for that being successful to get that stretch. So when you're stretching your bicep, your tricep has to be flexible enough to shorten. And when you strengthen your bicep, your tricep has to be flexible enough to lengthen. So that's where the balance started to happen. When I first started stretching was that the muscle groups on either side of the bone, so the front of your leg and the back of your leg, the two outside of your legs, and then the two angles. And that's the same thing in the upper body. The muscles that lift your arm up, the muscles that take your arm back. The muscles that lift your arms sideways, the muscles that bring your arm in, the muscles that take you diagonally up or diagonally down [...]

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Hi, I'd like to talk getting your body to digest the food, the good food that you eat Now, I think most people know that the better food you eat, the healthier your body is. And people have a lot of different ideas about eating good food and what that good food would be. It's obvious that people need to eat a lot of really great organic vegetables, or even better biodynamic food. And they need to take in really great water also, very clean water. But I think it's assumed that when people digest good food, that their body then just naturally digests good food, and that's actually not true. Just 'cause the foods good doesn't mean your body is capable of digesting it. It's two different things. There are different muscle groups in your body associated with Chinese medicine, that are associated with different aspects over digestion. So when you first eat food, your stomach, goes into your mouth, your esophageal structures, going down into your stomach. Your stomach has to be able to take that food and mulch it up at a timely fashion so that it actually gets into your small intestine in a good condition to burn, so that when it's in your small intestine, your enzymes come from your pancreas and your fat comes from your gall bladder, and then your small intestines starts digesting your food, and then that creates heat and that heat goes up and warms up your lungs, and then that food, if the small intestines healthy enough, goes through the [...]

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I'd like to talk something about how trauma affects the physical body and then you, because of that. As you know, we're always talking about how to stretch muscles naturally. That animals naturally contract muscles when they stretch them, and when you do, it gives you an increase in flexibility. And the reason why it does is because it's not so much of a muscle change, it's much more the fascial material that surrounds your muscle groups, gets altered traumatically and cleaned up, repaired when you stretch naturally. So when trauma occurs to you, and it can come in different formats, you could be physically traumatized, through a blow or repetitive stress create or sitting too still create scar tissue in the body, dense fascia. Or a person can be psychologically traumatized or emotionally traumatized or spiritually traumatized. And the question is, where does that show up when that happens? Well the muscle groups from the crown of your eyebrows over the back of your head to the nape of your neck, down the back of your shoulders, outside back of shoulder. Down the back of your arm into your ring fingers are the muscle groups that primarily register trauma. Regardless of what kind and where it happened to you and that's associated with your internal immune function of your body. That's strong part that deals with your, the health of your lymph nodes and fighting disease in your body. So when a person is traumatized, these muscle groups start [...]

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Hi, I'd like to talk about natural flexibility. The way all animals, including humans, stretch. I made a discovery many years ago, when I was trying to repair my body from my pedestrian automobile accident. That traditional stretching did work and make me more flexible. I discovered instead that all animals actually contract muscles when they stretch them. And that, when you do that, it increases your flexibility. So you all know this already. You watch cats and dogs and other animals and they reach forward and then you see them go that thing. And then when you get up in the morning and you go like this, and then you go What is that part? A relaxed best part of the stretch feeling and I identified, all that is that your muscles contract when they get stretched. So you can find out if you read the medical literature that anytime you lengthen a muscle, say you're lengthening your bicep, it starts contracting. But a lot of people don't know that if you let it tense and contract, the fascia that surrounds the muscle tissue, will also resist that elongation. And when you do that, you actually will get a change in the flexibility of the muscle. Well, everybody then thinks, well, flexibility is the end game. Well, no. Flexibility, natural flexibility results, not just an increase in the ability of the muscle to elongate, but surprisingly, the capacity of the muscle to shorten and the rate that it shortens, and the rate of the rate of the [...]

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