Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Body Work - The Shape of Things to Come

As our civilization gradually moves towards more effective, resilient and sustainable strategies for living, from level of macro-economics right down to every individual's daily life, the human body is finally re-assuming its proper place.

Where once we assumed all intelligence was between your ears, we now have compelling evidence that intelligence is "non-local", distributed throughout your body.  Whereas much of psychology has been based on the idea that your emotions reside in your head, a myriad of successful healing modalities are demonstrating that emotional energies are also located throughout your body.  

Bottom line?  If you want to master your emotions and your thought processes, with all the benefits that come from that (better health, deeper relationships, more happiness, etc.), then you really have to...

...Get out of your head and into your body!!

How do you do that?  Well, there are certain practices that do an extraordinary job of facilitating this journey for you.  Body-work, as we're using the term here, is all about reintegrating mind and body. 

You're no doubt pretty familiar with things like Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Hatha Yoga because I talk about them all the time.  And those are all superb forms of body work.  However...

They're not the only ones.  Here are some other body work modalities you may be able to find locally and that may help you personally:

The Feldenkrais Method

Feldenkrais is a journey to rediscovering your balance, coordination and flexibility, useful for everyone from athletes to senior citizens.

The Alexander Technique

This one focuses initially on your posture and provides you with superior strategies for effective movement.


Rolfing is essentially a massage technique that targets the fascia layer, forming a kind of bridge between Chiropractic's focus on bone and Massage Therapy's focus on muscle.

Authentic Movement

This unusual method is completely spontaneous and improvisational, a kind of moving meditation without a script.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

PMR teaches you how to relieve stress by alternately tensing and relaxing muscles in a kind of bio-feedback context.

In the near future I hope to be able to share with you some even more cutting edge body work methods we're currently working on here at Global Resilience Solutions.  These will build on what you've seen in Rock Solid Tranquility, but be even more advanced, just as easy to learn and even easier to implement in your daily life.  

~ Dr. Symeon Rodger 

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