We have all heard the stories of how rugby goal kickers, netball shooters and basketball free-throwers use visualisation to achieve sports success – see the ball swoop into the net or over the post and it will happen, or so the mantra goes.
Now a new book written by Lester Sawicki – a dentist and tai chi expert, among other things – explores the possibilities of using visualisation techniques to increase general health.
In Yin Ain't Yang, The Ancient Way To Better Health, Sawicki outlines how those interested in boosting their wellbeing, even those on weight loss diets, may benefit from utilising the "original energetic purpose" of their jaws, teeth and gums, as well as other energy-increasing meditative exercises.
According to Sawicki, scientists have found crucial links – or energy channels – between the teeth, jaws and vital organs.
When used correctly, these pathways can improve the body's life support centres – or chakras – and help release stress, improve cardiovascular function and flexibility, detoxify organs and have an overall positive effect on fitness and longevity, Sawicki advises.
Posted by Juliet Pemberton