New Excerpt From Inside Zhan Zhuang
(Continued from the previous post)
"On the other end of the spectrum, we have the over-inflated tire or the excess condition of too much Chi pressure. The problems this can cause are quite evident. Too much pressure in the Heart will lead to high Bp numbers and risk of heart attack or stroke. Too much arterial pressure and the effected region could burst.
Those are extreme examples. Usually with the more moderate Excess conditions, there are feelings of local or systemic tightness and often times people unknowingly manifest this tension in there daily lives.
That said, we can use specific breathing patterns to help equalize imbalances in Chi pressure. The idea is simple, for deficient Chi pressure, inhale longer than you exhale. For an excess condition, simply exhale longer than you inhale in your breathing cycle."