Why Smile to our Organs

Why Smile to our Organs

How much attention do you pay your face, hair and body each day?

How many times do you look in a mirror a day?

Do you know where your organs are in your body or what they look like?

In a Western world obsessed with looks, appearance and the exterior body, we are neglecting the most important parts of ourselves; the organs that sustain our life.  Most organs you cannot live without, but we tend to focus on our external bodies, hair, face, abs and biceps!  We can surely live without those.  What would happen if we spent as much time attending to our internal body as we do our external?

The Chinese internal arts are a great way to aid your internal organs in their health and productivity.  Tai Chi and Qi Gong are internal physical practices that help the organs function through spiralling, coiling and compressive and expansive movements.

The Taoist meditation of the inner smile helps the organs relax, aiding improved function, recycles emotions held in the organs and clears any Qi blockages. The inner smile is a way to thank you organs for the work they do, by smiling down into them with warmth.  ‘Where the mind goes, the Qi goes’.  A true smile helps to activate the parasympathetic nervous system in the body, which is the automatic relaxation response.  Smiling reduces tension, relaxes the body and helps the body systems work more productively.

Well if somebody did all of the following work for you 24 hours a day just to sustain you,
wouldn’t you be grateful?

In The Inner Smile, we smile to the following organs:

Respiratory system

Lungs – Carry oxygen from the air into the bloodstream, expel carbon dioxide from the bloodstream into the air.

Digestive system

Pancreas – Secrets digestive enzymes to help the small intestine

Stomach – The second phase of digestion

Small intestineDigests and absorbs nutrients from food passed through the stomach

Large intestineAbsorbs water from indigestible food and passes waste from the body

LiverDetoxification, filters blood, eliminates waste from the body, protein synthesis, digestion, metabolism, decomposition of red blood cells and produces bile as a waste by-product

Gallbladder – Fat digestion, stores bile produced by the liver until needed by the digestive system (the original recycling!)

Lymphatic system

Spleen – Immune system, aids the body fight infection, removes old red blood cells

Endocrine system

Pancreas – A gland producing insulin and hormones

Pituitary gland – Secretes nine hormones that regulates Homeostasis (a constant, stable state). Also known as the third eye

Pineal glandProduces the hormone melatonin (derivative of serotonin).

Adrenals – Releases hormones from the stress response (sympathetic nervous system)

Excretory system

KidneysFilters the blood, produce hormones, remove waste and excrete via urine

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