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Tai Chi is an ancient chinese art which practices slow movements.
Why is it so slow? What's the intention of these slow actions?
reply to post by Astrocyte
Good post. Great info.
The key to emotional and mental healing lies in the very body.
Where else besides the body might healing have been? I am curious if this is a common misconception I am unaware of.
Bioenergetics is a dynamic form of therapy based on the teachings of Wilhelm Reich. It links physical pain, muscle tension, and postural disorders with state of mind, demonstrating that suppressed emotions, unhappiness, and anger can block energy-flow and cause physical distress. Dr Alexander Lowen, founder and prime mover of this therapy, analyzes common complaints such as headaches and lower-back pain and shows how they can be overcome by releasing the muscular tension that creates them. Through bioenergetic exercise, physical pain can be dissolved and emotion released, leading to a new sense of confidence and well-being. The author also wrote "Depression and the Body".
Some people go to a psychotherapist and get their heads fixed but unless body work is used, the body tensions will put the issues back into the mind again.
When the body cannot relax neither will the mind.
But a head is a part of the body is it not?
reply to post by Aleister
Sounds interesting. I know there are plenty of western therapeutic schools of thought which emphasize the role of the body. But people like Pat Ogden, Bassel Van der Kolk, etc, have given neuroscientific explanations for why this approach works.
Brain science truly is revolutionizing the practice of psychotherapy.