Re: what can you tell me about ankles that swell and get puffy?
Here’s a “cookbook” (generic) answer.
One of the most amazing reflexology points on the human body is located on the anterior ankle (of both feet).
Swami Nitty-Gritty (Adano Ley) named it the Life Stress Point, and also called it the Emotional Discharge Point.
He said, “What your heart is to your body, what your brain is to your body, the Life Stress Point is to your psychic and emotional life.”
The ankles – as well as the wrists, neck, and waist – are “hormone centers” involving MANY psychosomatic issues.
Psychological issues aren’t “real,” but psychosomatic ones ARE.
My highest choice is to start a School of Time Conscious Living – preferably in Ojai, California – to teach folks how to discover, release, and reintegrate their personal Engram Patterns.
This School of Time Conscious Living will include such important subjects as BaroSomatics, Body & Organ Language, Chronobiotic Nutrition, Muscle Response Testing, Reflexology, Acupressure, Iris Analysis, etc.
(Note: Reflexology and Acupressure are totally different but overlapping reflex systems.)
The human body is PNEUMOHYDRAULIC – gas moves liquid, liquid before hydraulics, the Lung Meridian Before the Bladder Meridian (the thumb before the little toe), airways before waterways, atmosphere before hydrosphere, etc.
Waves on the water are created when the WIND blows.
The Good News is … folks don’t have to attain the mastery level of a MISEMONO to relieve their swollen ankles. :)
According to Jim Dawson, Who Cut the Cheese?: A Cultural History of the Fart, 1999 …
“Apparently there have been many professional Japanese farters, called misemono, over the past several centuries. The shogun of shit-gassers was Kirifuri-hanasaki-otoko – ‘the mist-descending flower-blossom man’ – who performed at the Ryogoku Bridge in Edo, now Tokyo, in 1774, performing various drum patterns, the musical scale, fireworks, barking dogs, and crowing roosters with his asshole. His piece de resistance was a cartwheel accompanied by farting sounds resembling a water mill. There is also reported a modern misemono who, in the early 1980s, farted a tune along with an orchestra and then fired darts from a blowgun in his ass on an afternoon TV show.”
In 1781, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letterentirely on the subject offlatulence to the Royal Academy of Science …
“That so retained contrary to Nature, it not only gives frequently great present Pain, but occasions future Diseases, such as habitual Cholics, Ruptures, Tympanies, &c., often destructive of the Constitution, and sometimes Life itself.”
Friends of mine insist Yogacharya John Oliver Black was the reincarnation of Benjamin Franklin.
July 4, 2011 @ 2:58 pm rlmenard
Thank you so much for the response, Atom. Unfortunately, I am still a bit confused. Are you saying that emotions cause ankles to get puffy, or are you saying that a lack of flatulence does?
July 5, 2011 @ 4:59 pm atomb
Indeed, it’s a paradigm shift.
Exact instructions for relieving ankle and leg swelling are given in “Letting the Gas Out of Edema.”
All that’s left is the DOING. :)
Flatulence is secondary.
We have the ability to breathe impeccably, but Western culture denies us access to HOW to do it.
Breathing correctly involves taking control of – and equilibrating – partial pressure gradients for gas exchange in tissue.
Carbon dioxide is a metabolic waste product.
Its diffusion constant is 20 TIMES that of oxygen, making it your worst enemy if you don’t understand its dynamics and TIMING, and your best friend if you know how to regulate it and use it for RADICAL LONGEVITY.
Carbon dioxide is a killer, yet, when properly harnessed, is the ultimate in ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL.
Mastering carbon dioxide automatically provides mastery of our emotions.
The Lion Pose – actually more than one pose – guarantees emotional and psychosomatic mastery.
August 13, 2011 @ 1:07 pm foot pain
We would like to thank you once again for the wonderful ideas you gave Jesse when preparing her post-graduate research in addition to, most importantly, pertaining to providing the many ideas in one blog post. In case we had been aware of your blog a year ago, i’d have been rescued from the nonessential measures we were choosing. Thanks to you.
August 13, 2011 @ 7:26 pm atomb
I’ve been lucky enough to have good mentors. :)
Swami Nitty-Gritty was asked, “Who are you?”
He replied, “I’m nothing but a figment in the imagination of Paramahansa Yogananda.”