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Drawing the Arrow – Mindbody Movements


Drawing the Arrow helps the upper and lower back, brings in a lot of life force, relaxes the shoulders, and calms the body down. It’s effective for addictions, ADHD, back problems, chronic fatigue, cravings, and heart problems.

The Movement:

  1. Stand with feet a little more than shoulder-width apart. The knees will bend more straight forward rather than from side to side. On the side of the waist, the knee is more bent in front of you, and the other leg is straight.
  2. Arms: The arms are straight out to the side,with the front arm pulling toward the shoulder so I can let go of the arrow. After I pull and let go of the arrow, I will bring my arm across to the other side. Then I exchange arms as I pull up on the bow and let go [if you remember].
  3. Raise your left arm to shoulder height, keep your left leg straight, keep your right knee bent, and face forward as if drawing a bowstring back with your right hand. The left arm moves to the opposite side of the body, now the left knee bent and the rightlegstraight.
  4. Inhale deeply as you [gather your air as you move your straight arm to the opposite side of the body] “draw the arrow,” focusing your gaze on the extended left hand.
  5. Exhale and release, imagining the arrow flying as you release the bow.
  6. Repeat on the other side and continue alternating.

The Technique

Conditions Addressed by Drawing the Arrow:

  • Addictions
  • Adenoids
  • ADHD
  • Back Problems
  • Back-Middle
  • Back-Upper
  • Body Odor
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Cravings: Sugar
  • Drug Addiction
  • Emphysema
  • Fatigue
  • Heart Problems
  • Jaw Problem
  • Motion Sickness
  • Overweight
  • Pancreas
  • Post-Nasal Drip
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sinuses
  • Spleen
  • Throat Problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Underweight

Learn more about Mindbody Movements, Conditions, and how learning about the mental/emotional connection to the physical body can help you transform and heal.