Changing The Language of Body ~ Living A Model of Emerging and Thriving
July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence
Essay Two: Living A Model of Emerging and Thriving
Our languaging of body is rapidly changing. The limited, isolated biomechanical language that once defined and shaped our perception of self and other is dissolving. Burgeoning is a biologically rich vocabulary based on a wild calling; coaxing and inviting us to deconstruct and decolonize our static conceptual framework so we can be “claimed” and emerge from isolation to embrace life as cooperative, expressive, and creative. Now is the time to dissolve the old story and inhabit the new paradigm of body as a living process. You and I have a part to play. This new paradigm is paramount as it supports what always has been and always will be: an awakening of coherent life on Earth.
The embryological model offers a challenge to our insistence on maintaining form. Theories on posture no longer hold up as static structures have no place within a living paradigm. Form is a momentary aspect of a process, a continual re-shaping of being…As a spine-based organism, all movement emerges out from this primal source of intelligence whether it is functioning organs, metabolic processes, fingers and toes, or emotional gestures. Engaging in these emerging themes suggests that psoas is no longer a muscle to be strengthened or released, but an essential messenger to be heard and understood as a living reflection of core. Signaling coherent or incoherent, integral or compromised, and safe or not safe, psoas as messenger communicates both our longing to survive and our desire to thrive.