My PaidaLajin Experience
All started with a blog on the website of my good friend, Linda Frankson. Two miracle methods were mentioned at the beginning of her article.
I continued to read, but there was no more information provided about one of those miracle methods. I went back to the top and found a link that led me to this video. Pause the reading, please, and listen to Master Hong Chi Xiao for a while.
I watched the video and knew that I HAVE TO TRY IT!
I will provide more information about the PaidaLajin Self-Healing Method soon. Right now I want to share with you my experience and encourage you to try this method as well. As soon as possible!
PaidaLajin Means Slap & Stretch
Explained in short, PaidaLajin means SlapStretch. The method incorporates the two activities Slapping and Stretching.
In this blog, I will focus on the Lajin, the Stretching, only.
After watching the video, I was electrified to try the stretch! I looked around on our lot to find a corner where I could place a bench or a table to try the method. I ended up using a massage table borrowed by a friend and a scratch tower of our cats.
You may laugh about it as my husband and I did. Right now we are preparing for building on our lot and live in a temporary Living-Unit, that I love. There is a lot going on on our lot. Nevertheless, there wasn’t a right corner to try. How good!
The massage table was comfortable the stretch easy.
After trying, I knew I need something real! A real bench! And suddenly the desire was born. I decided to build the PaidaLajin bench. Soon after, my husband, Jeff, took over the construction of the bench. See the result below.
Jeff built the bench in one day in the early afternoon. I heard him sawing and hammering. I was doing my work and when I walked over, curious about his progress, the bench was already there. I was surprised and only I said was: WOW!
At this very moment, I recognized that I have to use my bench also professionally in my healing business. Below my PaidaLajin Bench sanded, flamed and oiled.
We are using the PaidaLajin Bench for a week now. Time enough to share some awesome results.
If you do Yoga, I can tell you that the bench allows you to work on almost every stretch you practice in Yoga postures in the area of your back, arms, chest and belly, and LEGS. If you don’t do and even don’t know Yoga, know that Lajin will help you to stretch everywhere you need to become healthier.
Let us focus on the legs first. I will not use any special terms and long explanations. Let us simply see and feel the legs.
Especially the upper legs – the muscles and tendencies in the front and back of the leg – are often tricky to stretch.
I am pretty sporty and trained a lot and played basketball every week. However, when I started to do Pilates, I often had to cope with cramps in my back and front legs. Some exercises were very challenging. This happened to me doing Yoga at the beginning as well. After a few sessions, this improved a lot and the cramps were gone.
Our Body Stores the Stress in Muscles
Our body tends to store stresses in the largest muscle groups. Anxiety, anger, and disappointments are taken out of our way and hidden in large muscles.
Especially the muscles in the back of the upper leg need more appreciation and attention, for this is the favorite place where the body stores stress we experience during our lifetime. If the area right in the middle of your back leg feels tender and sensitive when you press into it with your fingers, this is the reason why.
Lots of stored stress causes muscle tension, aches and can lead to persistent pain. Because of pain, the muscle gets tight and often even refuses to relax … and it cramps if you start to force it.
However, the stress goes also into the muscles of the back, the top of the chest – where it feels like a big stone lying on there – and also shoulders, neck, and arms.
The PaidaLajin bench forces you to stretch exact that areas and more. You will also stretch the muscles of your buttocks, known by some as a seat of power. And this special muscle looks good after the Lajin too. Isn’t it good?!
Of course, it is!
When I started with Lajin a week ago my posture looked pretty poor. My knee was bent, and my calf didn’t lean at the board.
This morning I was able to completely lean both of my legs against the board while the lower legs could touch the surface of the bench soon after I started the exercise.
If you wonder how often I apply the Lajin, here is the answer: My bench really pulls me to it. I practice in the morning and evening. In the morning for about 10 minutes. In the evening it can be 30 minutes or longer. It is so much fun lying on the bench under the sky full of stars, watching the Milky Way passing by slowly.
What Is My Reward from Doing Lajin?
What is my reward beyond that?
My body feels better, longer, bigger, more flexible! I think I released a lot of stresses already. I love my bench. I love to spend time on it. And especially I love the moments of relaxation between the Lajins.
Usually, you don’t get any breaks doing Pilates or Yoga. This is often like exercising only slower.
Being mindful with the body, take a break and feel in how the body feels, I learned from my Transcendental Meditation and Yoga instructor, Gerd Schmitz (https://www.facebook.com/gorychancara). We used to do a very special Yoga developed by himself. We did every posture slow and mindful focusing on the breathing for about two or three minutes and after that, we paused listening to sounding bowls and teachings and stories from his life.
Thank you very much for all those evenings, Gerd, and going home feeling kind of spacey.
When you do the intermission, you will feel the energy tickling along with the tendencies. You will feel it in your entire body pulsing and vibrating. Do you know something comparable beautiful you can experience in your body? I guess you do. And this feeling is very similar.
How to Do the Lajin?
You will place your body as close as possible to the board at the end of the bench. You can pull yourself there using the openings in the bench. You choose the leg to start – I mostly start with the left leg cause it is easier for me to do and I achieve better results on this side.
You will leave the lower leg in the hanging position and put your hill against the board. Get your upper leg as straight as possible and hold as long you can. It can be 30 seconds. It can be a minute. It can be 5 minutes or longer depends on your body and the stresses in there.
If you can, add the arms to this stretch getting them behind your head. Let them hang there as long you can. You will stretch the muscles of the belly and the arms. You will stretch the entire spine and open your chest widely. Your heart will get so much more room!
Apply the Lajin as long as you can then take a break and feel in.
Now another side. And after that, enjoy your reward, the awesome relaxations and feeling the life energy pulsing and vibrating in your body.
And while you are lying on the bench, your health and your life become better and better, and better.
This is from me for now. I will continue to practice and to share with you. I really hope you became curious and try it yourself!! If you heal yourself, you simultaneously heal a piece of this world.
I hope you enjoyed to read about my experience with PaidaLajin Bench! Please, let me know what you think about it. Maybe you like to try? In every case, please take a couple of minutes and give me feedback!
If you have any questions, please, write them down and send them also! I would love to support you on your way!
Sending much Love and Light to you!
Live up to you!