Reminding the body of its natural ability to find balance by Alison Zuber, © 19911
Founded in the early 1970’s by British osteopath Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, Ortho-Bionomy® blends cornerstones from ancient as well as modern health care systems.
From Eastern thought, Dr.
This posture workshop teaches you to
- improve posture and self-image.
- reclaim how you inhabit your body.
- become conscious of word patterns and body metaphors that create the shape of “me.”
- move with new patterns that release tension and pain.
- create habits of bodily ease and comfort.
- correct the maps of your true skeletal structure.
Our bodies mirror our beliefs and feelings.… Read the rest
Beliefs and emotions in the body
Your thoughts may become embedded physically or stuck as emotions in the body. Thoughts are powerful. And mindfulness is a vehicle to change them. As Louise Hay says, “Life is really very simple. What we give out, we get back. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us.”
Your body reflects your negative self-talk: sometimes by contraction, making yourself small; sometimes by inflation, puffing up.… Read the rest
Movement education allows you to experience how your body functions when it is free from restriction. It involves an assessment of the range of motion of your joints, noting where you experience limitation. You then map areas of your body where you may have less sensation and less capacity for movement, perhaps where you have shut out pain signals for some time.… Read the rest
Dis-ease of posture can come from long hours at the computer or desk, standing on cement floors, heavy lifting, bracing to protect old injuries or unconscious habits. They can come when you override signals from your body to change position, relieve pain, or find ease. They can come from old beliefs about yourself, and reactions from childhood.
We have body metaphors that we manifest quite literally: chip on the shoulder; pain in the neck; stabbed in the back; don’t have a leg to stand on; bending backwards to please.… Read the rest
Both physical and mind-body techniques can bring pain relief. I listen to you for how the pain started, research your condition, and work in cooperation with your body. I will find what you have already done, ask you to move so I can see what makes it worse and better, then work with how your body spells “pain relief”.… Read the rest