Knowledge

PRINCIPLES IN BODYWORK

Slowness
Flowing breath
Strong energy base
Perceive and respect boundaries
Create space
Conscious intensity of strength
Awareness of changes and integration

ENERGY IS NEVER LOST

For all movements, we should only use as much effort as necessary. Surplus energy which can´t pass through the channels of the body will get stuck in the tissue, resulting in muscular tension.
By making sure we use only the effort, which is needed, our motion can become harmonious. We can sense more in the moment and more energy is left for other activities.

PATIENCE

Our bodies require time for adjustment.
Slow changes are long lasting, while fast changes may overwhelm the system and potentially damage the body.
When we do our exercises slowly without fixed ideas or aims, they will become more effective and have a better outcome.

LIMITATIONS

First, we have to sense our limitations, and then we can work on them with awareness. This way we can create more space and long-lasting changes will occur.
When we respect the current limit and don´t go further, we give the tissue the time to loose tension.
In bodywork, we want to make effort but not stress our body.

PATIENCE

Our bodies require time for adjustment.
Slow changes are long lasting, while fast changes may overwhelm the system and potentially damage the body.
When we do our exercises slowly without fixed ideas or aims, they will become more effective and have a better outcome.

SOFT AND CLEAR STIMULATIONS

In order to go deep, it is necessary to be open to new impulses.
Stimuli are most effective when they are clear but also in a pleasant range of sensation.
If the impulse is too strong and pain occurs, a protective mechanism in our body is activated and tension increases. Also, resistance arises, which we would then work against. This common habit of pushing too hard is not energy efficient and impossible to maintain for a sustained period of time.
We learn better in a soft way than in a hard one.

USE IT OR LOSE IT

Body care means moving while building awareness. Only by challenging your body and bringing it to the limit of movement and effort, with awareness, will you maintain your condition – and improve it.