The Diamond-Dart Meridian Sequence
A Life Cycle
with Judith Muir and Ashley Diamond
November 2, 2014
Balance Arts Center
New York, NY
What is it?
The Diamond-Dart Meridian Sequence (DDMS) is a system of developmental movements and affirmations developed by holistic medical pioneer John Diamond M.D.
- Raise your Life Energy (Chi)
- Minimize the effects of stress
- Increase flexibility and posture
- Improve co-ordination, breathing and physical functioning
- Enhance organ and muscle functioning
- Activate and clear the acupuncture meridians
- Raise awareness of emotional states
- Become more in tune with who you are and the cycles of the earth
How it works
We all have acupuncture meridians running throughout our bodies. These are the pathways that allow Life Energy (Chi) to flow within our bodies, nourishing our organs and muscles. Stress will have a negative effect on the meridian system, causing a decrease in Life Energy. Overtime, this can cause illness and disease. The Diamond-Dart Meridian Sequence is a simple and easy movement meditation that clears the system of energy imbalances and raises Life Energy.
Why is this important?
Because when our Life Energy is high, we are healthy and make positive choices about our lives. When our Life Energy is low, we will be worn down by the stresses of life, and may eventually lead to developing ailments and disease. Raising and maintaining your Life Energy will help you live a life of optimal health and wellbeing.
You will learn the twelve postures involved in the sequence, their associated organ, emotional correlations and affirmations as well as the transitional movements between each posture.
What will you get from this workshop?
A wonderful movement sequence that you can do on your own for the rest of your life.
You will learn the emotional correlations to each meridian so you can understand how your emotional state affects the meridian system.
You will receive the affirmations that are specific to each meridian to enhance the positive effects of the sequence.
You will understand how the body, mind, emotions and spirit effect each other, and how to use that understanding to reduce mental and physical disruptions so you can be balanced, healthy and happy.
Level I covers the 12 postures in the sequence as described above.
Nov 2, 2 – 4 pm
Refining the postures, including the transitional movements.
Co-ordination of breath, voice, and movement.
Bringing out the dance like quality of the sequence.
Using the sequence to clear the meridians.
Developing it at an action meditation.
Level II Pre-requisite Level I
(those who took the Freedom to Move workshop took Level 1)
Nov 2, 4 – 6 pm
You are welcome to take both levels at one time.
If you have already done Level I or Level II and would like to repeat it the cost is $25.
Fee for both workshops $67.
Balance Arts Center
34 W. 28th St. 3red floor
New York, NY 10001
The sequence was developed by holistic medical pioneer John Diamond, M.D. From his wide interests and extensive research Diamond discovered correlations between the acupuncture meridian system and the emotions which he wrote about in his bestselling book Life Energy: Using the Meridians to Unlock the Power of your Emotions (1985). Over the years he has discovered over 240 meridian points that relate to different emotional attributes, both positive and negative. The whole system is called the Acupuncture Emotional System.
Each of the individual postures in the Diamond-Dart Meridian Sequence are taken from the work of Professor Raymond Dart, (1893-1988) a world famous anthropologist and medical doctor. He devised them to help his son overcome motor co-ordination problems and spacitisities that were caused by a premature birth.
Using twelve of Dart’s original procedures, Diamond found that each related to an acupuncture meridian, and placed them in a sequence that correlated to the developmental stages of the child from birth to upright posture. Although each posture is beneficial when performed separately, it is by moving through the complete sequence that the greatest benefits accrue. The efficacy of this sequence is further enhanced by saying the particular affirmation for each meridian that Dr. Diamond devised, resulting in a powerful healing modality that can be performed in as little as five minutes a day.