The meridian archetype articles were born of a need to better define the personality traits and symbols inherent in the Traditional Chinese medicine meridians. Inspired in part by Bob Cooley’s book The Genius of Flexibility and by Caroline Myss’s book Sacred Contracts, the meridian archetypes explore a part of ourselves often hidden from our conscious mind.
The archetypes are a tool, and like any other tool, archetypes are what you make of them. Caroline Myss has more than eighty archetypes that she has defined in the back of her book Sacred Contracts. But even she admits that eighty archetypes barely scratch the surface of all the possibilities alive in the world today.
Bob Cooley’s work in The Genius of Flexibility explored the connection between the meridians from Traditional Chinese medicine, the muscle groups, and the personality. The connections that we all felt were put into words. Bob also worked on exercises that allowed the practitioner to heal the meridians and muscles, and bring awareness to connected personality strengths and weaknesses. His exercises are based on hatha yoga poses and are combined with modern Western resistance training.
Infinity Flexibility’s meridian archetypes combine Carolyn Myss’s research, Bob Cooley’s connection of the personality to the muscles, and the classical five-element personality types. We use this system to validate a client’s strengths/weaknesses and to identify exercises that will improve health and performance goals.
Years of experience in the field of strength and flexibility training has given the staff of Infinity Flexibility the ability to see past the symptoms of the body and mind to the root cause of the imbalances.
The Four Worlds: Physical, Analytical, Emotional, Spiritual
The four worlds divide Infinity’s Meridian Archetypes into four states of being. The worlds can reveal a lot, including the best type of exercise for your meridians!
Profit from Change with the Rebel Archetype and Appendix
Learn more about the appendix meridian including its western medicine functions, archetype of the rebel, and exercises to restore health.
Free the Entertainer: A Glimpse at the Bladder Meridian
The energy of the bladder is revered in the United States. These people are team players who are most comfortable motivating, promoting, and inspiring others. Famous actors who dive deep into their character by creating elaborate backstories and living as their characters might live are channeling the energy of this meridian.
Kidney Meridian Deep Dive: The Depths of the Fool
In Infinity’s Meridian Archetype series, the Kidney meridian is represented by the seeker, fool, or clown. Do not let the stereotyped negativity of this archetype fool you. Kidney energy plays a key role in our society.
Make Better Decisions with the Pioneer And Gallbladder Meridian
Meridian Archetypes Part 11: The Pioneer The gallbladder meridian gives us the means to make clear-headed decisions and blaze new…
Natural Athlete: A Real Look into the Skin Meridian
You can use your skin meridian to tap into the source of your energy. The “flow state” is a modern term for tapping into your source with the skin. It describes an athlete’s ability to go into the “zone” while performing. Exercise becomes simpler and less energy is expended. You feel as though you are at the top of your game. If you are able to fall into the flow state, you probably have a healthy skin meridian.
The Spiritual Judge: A Profound Look at the Pericardium Meridian
Known as the “king’s bodyguard,” the pericardium is the energetic body’s defense against extreme emotional outbursts which, in Chinese Medicine, are thought to be powerful disruptors of balance in the body and a major cause of disease.