Persian Meel Swinging
The Benefits of Persian Meel Swinging
Persian Meel swinging can be described as circular weight training that exercises the shoulder, wrist and elbow in ways not possible with traditional linear resistance training. Persian Meel swinging will not only strengthen muscles and ligaments, maintain joint flexibility and improve range of motion, but also will greatly reduce risk of future injury. The swinging motion requires one to engage the core muscles and maintain trunk stability and proper hip extension patterning for hip stabilization. Patients who engage in a protocol of monitored Meel swinging can return to baseline strength and flexibility faster. They also help promote functional movement and good biomechanics of the shoulder. The forward head carriage, thoracic hyperkyphosis, and anterior shoulder rotation associated with the upper-crossed postural distortion syndrome may be reversed with the proper biomechanics associated with Persian Meel motion.
Due to sedentary lifestyles prevalent in society, people tend to hold a lot of tension in the shoulders, scapula, and upper posterior chain muscles. Swinging Persian Meel promotes dynamic and fluid movement patterns in the posterior chain, leading to increased strength and durability. There may also be dramatic improvement in tension headaches and chronic upper-extremity issues such as elbow tendinitis due improved fascial elasticity in the functional fascial arm lines. This strength translates to improved performance in activities of daily living from the hips and shoulders working as a coordinated unit for functional movement.
Primary benefits include:
- Increases joint mobility
- Develops shoulder girdle efficiency and stability
- Develops coordination
- Strengthens the posterior chain
- Improves elbow and wrist flexibility
- Enhances range of motion
- Efficient movement patterning
- Enhances neural coordination
Postural movement patterns are learned early in life by the central nervous system (CNS). However, structural or functional body stressors (tension, trauma, genetics, etc.) may prevent achievement of optimum posture. Faulty posture from physical compensations alter joint mechanical behavior, flexibility and range of motion. The increase in mechanoreceptor stimulation from chronically locked joints results in neuroreflexive muscular changes (i.e., protective muscle guarding).
Long-standing overactivation of abnormal joint reflexes causes changes in spinal cord memory that eventually “burns a neural groove” in the CNS as the brain and cord are unknowingly saturated with a constant stream of inappropriate proprioceptive information. Inherently, the brain comes to rely on this faulty information about where it is in space to determine how to establish perfect posture. The brain simply forgets what its alignment should be. In other words, the body now makes the abnormal its new normal.
Neurology wins every time. The silent progression of faulty postures and dysfunctional movement patterns are part of the reflexogenic relationship between muscles and joints. Neurogenic muscle activation patterning by swinging is an effective way to “reprogram” the CNS for optimal function and reverse abnormal patterning.