In Cinesomatics, we work with the body on multiple levels beyond just its physical appearance. Through “feeling-based awareness” or “felt-sense”, we can see archetypes, mythological patterns, and subconscious psychosomatic configurations in the body. These reveal an incredible richness and depth of data about ourselves and the client in ways rational, heady analysis completely misses.
One of the fundamental things we look at in the body is polarity.
We can assess how the person has configured their internal poles both statically and through movement.
What is polarity and its relevance to this work and the body?
Our body operates in 3D via polarity. This means that movement happens in time and space through the relationship of opposites.
Tense, release. Open, close. Up, down. Left, right. Hard, soft. Negative, positive. Male, female. Etc.
In traditional Chinese philosophy, these are referred to as “yin and yang”. In modern times, we often say “male-female”, “masculine-feminine” in the West.
Note: It’s not about men and women or gender. Hypersensitivity to these words points to underlying distortions (that often show in the body), and inhibits access to resources fundamental to the operation of the universe. The words matter a lot less than the concepts and symbols they point to.
Our nervous system itself is set up this way as we see the two hemispheres of the brain. We have the ‘linear, logical’ side (left), and the ‘non-linear, creative’ side (right). The fascinating thing about that is we are contralateral: meaning that the hemispheres control the OPPOSITE side of the body. So the right hemisphere manifests on the left side, and the left brain manifests on the right.
In the human body, this polarity appears as top(m)-bottom(f), right(m)-left(f), and back(m)-front(f).
How we relate to these corresponding aspects of masculine and feminine in our minds, manifest in the physical body.
- Our relationship with the feminine, our mother, and the intuitive/creative realms show on the yin sides.
- Our relationship with the masculine, our father, and the logical/linear realms show on the yang sides.
Is this overly simplifying modern scientific understanding? Absolutely. However, it provides a highly accurate and observable framework for healing and development. Understanding this allows us to see how these stories and relationships manifest in our lives, through how they are expressed through our bodies.
These unconscious patterns run our lives, business, and relationships at the deepest levels, and arise from core mythological archetypes of consciousness. Being able to see these dynamics allows you to penetrate the patterns and make new choices of how to move and manage energy.
Using Cinesomatics, we can identify and shift these patterns and relationships in the body and their manifestations in our practical, everyday lives.