Internal and External Closing 內外合 – Part 5
There are another set of Nèi Wǔ Hé 內五合 – Internal Five Closings and they are:
Xīn Yǔ Mù Hé 心與目合 Heart and Eyes Closing
Gān Yǔ Jīn Hé 肝與筋合 Liver and Tendons Closing
Pí Yǔ Ròu Hé 脾與肉合 Spleen and Flesh Closing
Fèi Yǔ Shēn Hé 肺與身合 Lung and Body Closing
Shèn Yǔ Gǔ Hé 腎與骨合 Kidney and Bone Closing
These are the Nèi Wǔ Hé 內五合 – Internal Five Closings, but what do they mean?
When we look at something our heart goes there as well. When we are practising our, wherever we look our heart will concentrate there as well, so our eyes and heart are connected. The liver and tendons are connected. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the liver and tendons relate to each other. If the liver has a problem, then the tendons will also have a problem and vice-versa. The spleen and the flesh are another closing as they are also connected. The lungs and the body are also connected. If we have a problem with our lungs it will affect our breathing and so our movements will become slow and uncoordinated. The kidneys and bones are another closing. If our kidneys are strong, then our bones will be strong. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are the most important organ as they create our Qì氣, however, our bones also create our Qì.