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#1 2010-06-12 11:57:01

Peter Kororo
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Upcoming inforamtion on doing meri-kari without wrecking your neck

I  have been composing an article about one health- or body-related matter; namely, in 2004 right after I returned to the US I had a pretty serious whiplash accident which for about 2 years made it impossible for me to play shakuahchi for more than about 30-45 minutes . Needless to say it was a difficult time (I also couldn't look up for 9 months, that was no fun either), but through a serendipitous meeting I was introduced to an extraordinary practictioner of Rolfing, Sharon Hancoff, who fixed my neck, loosened up my mouth, increased my breathing volume, and did much more. So information on avoiding neck strain while doing lots of meri-kari, as well as getting relief for neck strain, will also be on the website along with links to her practice.


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#2 2010-06-12 18:13:04

Musgo da Pedra
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Re: Upcoming inforamtion on doing meri-kari without wrecking your neck

My sensei always say to practice meri going to both sides, left and right, so you develop the same muscles on every side, in a simetrical way...


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#3 2010-06-12 21:19:48

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Re: Upcoming inforamtion on doing meri-kari without wrecking your neck

Musgo da Pedra wrote:

My sensei always say to practice meri going to both sides, left and right, so you develop the same muscles on every side, in a simetrical way...

Is going to the side still called meri?


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#4 2010-06-12 22:23:20

Dun Romin
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Re: Upcoming inforamtion on doing meri-kari without wrecking your neck

Bowing also a bit to the side for meri is what my teacher thaught me too. Meri is the deepening of the tone.  Using the sides gives you the possibility to go deeper with less chance to lose the  tone and you practise both sides to learn which side works best for you.


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#5 2010-06-12 23:01:30

Musgo da Pedra
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Re: Upcoming inforamtion on doing meri-kari without wrecking your neck

radi0gnome wrote:

Musgo da Pedra wrote:

My sensei always say to practice meri going to both sides, left and right, so you develop the same muscles on every side, in a simetrical way...

Is going to the side still called meri?

Hi Charles!

For those who know what meri is, its obvious that I meant left down and right down.

If you play at "normal" position and go to the side (left / right ) you will make the pitch go up, since you will be opening the blowing place more, so not meri man!!!

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