The mind projects into the body

Muscle tensions are often felt as “like violin strings”.

These muscles “tense like violin strings” would have the function of inhibiting emotional processes.

Emotion would represent the “preparatory” phase of a feeling. For example, anger, with its preparatory tension, generates, among other things, a “preparation” for attack, that is, for actual aggressive behavior. So how can this preparation for action be inhibited? By applying force on oneself through a continuous and therefore spastic contraction of the muscles; over time this leads to a variation in normal muscle physiology which is evident precisely in a spastic and therefore continuous contraction.

Because of the chronic contraction, the emotional process and anger are not totally eliminated, indeed blocked, but are always present, even if the subject is unaware of it. Muscle contraction becomes “chronic” contraction (or actual contracture) that blocks, from the periphery of the body, any space-time evolution of the emotion itself. So here is what “tense muscles like violin strings” are: chronic muscle contractions that aim to prevent the subject from “knowingly” living and “feeling” and “acting” his emotions.

In this regard, clinical experience teaches that “dissolving” these chronic contractions is not easy, because they must be considered in the same way as defense mechanisms, which have become stable components of the individual’s personality.

The subject therefore tends to prevent, automatically, that external mechanical manipulations modify these muscle contractures. It must be repeated, it is true resistance to change, which has in some way become stable constituents of the personality. Furthermore, again based on clinical experience, it appears that, often, when the manipulation of contracture is successful, it reappears.

There is no “ideal” posture equal for everyone but a healthy and functional posture. Such a posture is one that gives the individual good support with rebounding and unloading of weight on the feet and feet on the ground.

For example, it has been observed that women who suffer from menstrual pain discharge body weight in the internal area of ​​the foot; that the elderly without future prospects rest the weight on the heel which represents more than ever the past that is now certain and reassuring, etc.

Posture is therefore the way of “being in the world”, it is not only the result of complex neuro-physiological and bio-mechanical mechanisms, but it is also the expression of one’s own way of managing emotions.

To undertake the course of study of the Bodycode System means to discover, analyze, memorize over time all the emotions and sensations that each physical movement generates.

Only the knowledge of these elements leads to a conscious and intimate relationship with oneself.

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