Published on Locomotor system.

Muscles are part of the locomotor system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

It is in the locomotor system that contradictions are found. Structural problems and being able to stand on your feet. The locomotor system is the connection between the animal and the rational being.

This is where problems in our relationship with the world rest. What seems indispensable to me and also what I need to do for my family. This is where the quality of practical actions is evaluated. The feeling of individuality and of self-esteem is at stake here.

What do I think of myself and what is my role in the world? This has to do with my assertiveness and my stability and with conflicts of a personal nature. What part of my conscience is in the dark regarding my relationship with the world? One can only exist through others. How does the outside world influence my structure and how do I influence the outside world?

Muscles represent the capacity for movement in life, flexibility and activity, dynamics.

In all cases, muscle-related problems denote a sense of undervaluation on the person’s part. It indicates that he is allowing himself to be undervalued because his life does not flow naturally. And his life does not flow naturally because the person pays excessive attention to what others say (and/or demand from him), thus ending up being influenced by thoughts that do not work for him.

Problems in muscles reveal undervaluation, but also resistance to new experiences. They indicate some degree of stubbornness, inflexibility.

There are muscles that are associated to the central nervous system, which are muscles of voluntary control that are connected to the skeleton and have the purpose of producing movements in the bones of the body, in the human skeleton. They are striated muscles and they are connected to the bones and therefore allow the skeleton to move.

There are also muscles that are connected to the autonomic nervous system, and they are involuntary control muscles that line the inner walls of blood vessels and internal organs. Their function is to produce automatic movement in internal organs. They are plane muscles. There are only two exceptions to this: bladder muscles are plane, although they are of voluntary mental movement, and the heart muscles are striated, although they are of involuntary control.

Muscular problems are always a sign that the body wishes to stop. It is an inner cry for non-action, at least in those conditions. Tensions experienced in the striated muscles are distinct from those experienced in the smooth muscles. In striated muscles, we find undervaluation tensions associated to movement. In smooth muscles, we find tensions connected to the corresponding organ, which may also mean undervaluation regarding the function of that particular organ. If this is the case, then we refer to the organs in question and not to the muscles of the locomotor system.

Muscles in the locomotor system reveal what happened before, during and after the action.

The before the action is characterized by everything related to projects to come.

Doubts and fears.

The after the action is related to regrets over the action that was taken.

The during the action is related to what the person is thinking at the time the action is taking place.

A cramp is an involuntary contraction. It is like a ball. The muscle contracts a lot, as if it had reached the highest point in the action. It may occur when resting, after the action. However, it may also happen when resting, before the action. In this case, the person is still at rest, but his brain is already throwing his deepest fears and uncertainties to his face. “You must go over the limits! You must not fail!”

Nevertheless, cramps can also happen during the action. When the person thinks he is not running fast enough, his brain impels him to run faster (the brain can only see the next instant, it does not weigh up the consequences, and simply wants to move faster), and of course the person ends up with a crump during the action.

The person who suffers from cramps is someone who demands of himself a lot of effectiveness in the action. His behaviour is like that of a predator. Crumps show up because the body wants to show us that we are raising the stress levels. It shows us that we are not listening to our intuition and that we are trying to sort things out with our mind and leading a very yang behaviour.

All cramps are, therefore, the product of excessively yang behaviour that does not respect the body and its metabolism enough.

If a person makes an effort to prove something but realises he does not like that sport after all, then he is acting like a predator, instead of accepting that the sport is not an attitude that he likes, and assuming a more yin, less masculine, less yang, more focused attitude.

For these people who, after all, are acting like predators due to their egos and to demonstrate something they are not, a meat free diet, to avoid crumps, may be a good option. And it works. Cramps will stop. It is true that predators are yang, hunters and determined beings. The impala, an herbivorous, is more feminine, more yin. The person who stops eating meat and carries on practising sports, this time cramp free, should interpret that result as a clear sign of the type of behaviour he should start adopting in his everyday life. He should stop being a predator and become more yin, more sensitive, more of a prey (to give himself more). Not just in sports, but in everything.

Muscular distension occurs when action is in full play. It indicates that the person believes he is not being good enough, efficient, in his action. This normally happens when carrying out physical activity. His mind impels him to go further and it is obvious that the person ends up having muscular distension. The person is going through a very yang mental process and does not listen to his body. And the body manifests itself.

This is a person walking the wrong path of life. He is in search of approval and attempts to be a person he, in fact, is not.

The undervaluation that a person experiences in the locomotor system in general and in the muscles, in particular, is related to the fact that he is unable to do what he was persuaded to do. Could this be that this person is part of a group that he wishes to please so that the group totally accepts him? And this could be, independently of the community or of the group in question. It could be the family clan, the sports clan, the friends’ clan etc.

In principle, but with caution, the muscles of the locomotor system that are on the right side of the body are yang (masculine) and those on the left side are yin (feminine). This applies to both left and right-handed people. See Body Polarity

Problems in the yang muscles denote inflexibility and undervaluation [due to the influence of a third person (a man?) or the person’s own beliefs]. The person wants to go further than what is reasonable. He will insist, be stubborn, a fighter, somehow harsh. And he will stretch his body without paying attention to it.

The fact that the person wishes to affirm himself through what he does and reaches indicates he does not value what he is, which in itself is undervaluation. He just values what he does and achieves.

Problems in the yin muscles denote inflexibility and undervaluation [due to the influence of a third person (a woman?) or the person’s own beliefs]. The person’s sensitivity is hurt in the efforts it made. The person feels fragile. He feels he lacks the necessary value to do or to get there. It also denotes undervaluation.

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