Symbols i-jing and sixty four types of body builds.
Physical shapes of human body in lateral projection can be divided into six formal levels.
Breast, abdomen and forward muscles of legs are formal parameters of front surface of body figure.
Back, loins and buttocks are formal parameters of rear surface of body figure.
These formal levels or parts of human body are most appreciable and significant at perception of corporal physical figure. Also these formal levels are main parameters according to which corporal forms associate with psychological characteristics and features of human personality.
Six formal levels of corporal physical figure allow to identify sixty four types of body builds according to 64 hexagrams of the Chinese canon i-jing. Because symbols of hexagrams i-jing consist of six lines which correspond to six levels of physical shapes in lateral body projections or otherwise in profile of corporal figure, that is shown on the chart.
|Back - sixth top line.
Breast - fifth line.
Loins - fourth line.
Abdomen - third line.
Buttocks - second line.
Forward muscles of legs - first bottom line.
Dark contours in gallery of images specifies human figure, namely correspond to formal parameters of body build.
White contours in gallery of images are marking, namely designates large and small parameters of human figure.
If any line in hexagram of the canon i-jing is binary then corresponding formal level of human body is expressed or large, that corresponds to invisible white contour.
If any line in hexagram of the canon i-jing is unary then corresponding formal level of human body is not expressed or small, that corresponds to visible white contour.
Large levels in gallery of lateral body projections are designated as plus.
Small levels in gallery of lateral body projections are designated as minus.
If shape of back is expressed and round-shouldered then human person seems sad, that associates with pessimistic thinking.
If shape of back is not expressed and straight then human person seems joyful, that associates with optimistic thinking.
Person with large expressed breast seems excited or inspired, or otherwise to tell hospitable as if degree of enthusiasm depends on quantity of air which can be inhaled. Therefore large breast associates with optimistic thinking as enthusiasm grows out positive ideas.
If shape of breast is not expressed then human person seems not inspired, that associates with pessimistic thinking.
In aggregate sixth top and fifth lines in hexagrams of the canon i-jing correspond with back and breast which symbolize thinking according to lateral body projections.
Back symbolizes personal thinking of each person.
Breast symbolizes thinking which is caused by relations with people or focused on public consciousness.
Large round-shouldered back and small breast associates with negative ideas.
Large breast and small straight back associates with positive ideas.
Large expressed abdomen associates with cheerfulness and consequently human person seems benevolent.
Small not expressed abdomen is perceived as denying cheerfulness, and consequently human person seems malevolent.
Abdomen is connected with cheerfulness as associates with delivery of children or potential possibility of pregnancy, that is satisfactory for physical figures of female bodies.
Large abdomen in male physical figures seems consequence of vital disorder and powerlessness before gastronomic temptations, and consequently men try to strain muscles of abdominal tension to seem strong.
Physical pressure of abdomen is unnatural for female figures, though women too try to hide weakness of abdominal muscles.
Physical sizes of loins are poorly appreciable, but psychological characteristics of this formal level of human body are essential.
Person with large expressed loins seems rough and tactless, or otherwise to tell unpretentious.
Person with small not expressed elegant loins seems exquisite and delicate, or otherwise to tell pretentious.
If loins are not expressed and elegant then people are inclined to show refinement of own personality.
If loins are expressed then people do not aspire to self-demonstration and seem unpretentious.
Pay attention that top fashion model on photos try to curve loins to show elegance and refinement. But it is necessary to consider that movements or poses of fashion models on photos are unnatural, namely deform original parameters of physical figure, and consequently it is necessary to look attentively corporal shapes of people during visual identification of body builds in lateral projections.
Original sizes of loins or degree of a bend in lumbar part of backbone can be noticed at bicycle racers in positions when they curve backs for reduction of air resistance.
Lumbar part of backbone of bicycle racers with small not expressed loins is elegantly curved.
Lumbar part of backbone of bicycle racers with large expressed loins is more straight.
In aggregate fourth and third lines in hexagrams of the canon i-jing correspond to loins and abdomen which according to lateral body projections symbolize human attitude to amenities and necessities of life, or otherwise to tell vital aspirations and restrictions.
Large expressed abdomen associates with cheerful and benevolent attitude to amenities and necessities of life.
Person with not expressed abdomen seems malevolent and constrained in vital aspirations.
Large expressed loins associates with rough and tactless attitude to living manners.
Person with not expressed elegant loins seems delicate and pretentious in behavior.
Buttocks symbolize vital viability and satisfaction of existence .
If buttocks are expressed then person is capable to accumulate capacity of vital viability.
If buttocks are not expressed then capacity of vital viability seems deficient.
Large expressed buttocks associate with satisfaction of existence.
Small not expressed buttocks associate with limitation of existence.
Forward muscles of legs.
Large expressed or physically strong muscles of legs symbolize possible vital activity and expenditure of existential subsistence.
Not expressed or feeble muscles of legs seem weak and impracticable for vital activity and expenditure of existential subsistence.
In aggregate second and bottom lines in hexagrams of the canon i-jing correspond to buttocks and forward muscles of legs which according to lateral body projections symbolize realization of existential essence.
Large expressed buttocks and muscles of legs associate with possible accumulation and expenditure of existential essence.
Not expressed buttocks and muscles of legs associate with insufficient accumulation and impossibility of expenditure of existential essence.
The listed psychological characteristics and features in gallery of images correspond to 64 types of body builds.
Except for the listed psychological characteristics it is possible to apply any other descriptions which correspond to six formal levels of human figure and symbols of canon i-jing. Also correspond to visible associations which arise at a sight on physical shapes of human bodies in lateral projections.
Images in gallery are symbolical figures which conditionally correspond with proportions and corporal forms of real human bodies. But symbolical figures in gallery are intended to identify types of body builds.
If body of a person can be compared with any image in gallery then concerns to that type of body build. Also if body of other person can be compared with the same image then too concerns to that type of body build. And bodies of people can have insignificant distinctions of individual physical proportions and sizes, but if can be compared with one image and symbol of the canon i-jing then concern to one type of body build, and correspond to identical psychological characteristics of human personality.
For each type of body build and symbol of canon i-jing in gallery two images are shown.
Left images represent figures of female body.
Right images represent universal figures which allow to identify types of female and male bodies.
Besides gallery shows astrological charts which allow to correlate lateral projections of six formal levels of human bodies to zodiacal houses in celestial horoscopes and birth maps according to lines in hexagrams of the Chinese canon i-jing, that is in detail described on pages of this website in section which gives information about sympathies and antipathies of people according to different parameters of corporal forms.
Following page gives information which allows to compare physical forms of real people to symbolical figures in gallery and to identify builds of body projections.