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Changing The Language of Body ~ Psoas as an Organ of Perception
October 8, 2020
Stalking Wild Psoas
Embodying Your Core Intelligence
Psoas as an Organ of Perception
A Conceptual Shift Made Potent Through Movement
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.
Speaking of psoas as muscle reduces this tissue to a dualist contrast of weak or strong, inactive or active, agonist or antagonist. Attempting to gain strength, muscles are moved through cycles of repetition, utilizing various forms of resistance, such as weight to tear down as well as resistance to build up, in an effort to develop mass, support, and shape. In the most sophisticated muscular-based systems, resistance is a method of maturing the nervous system and removing scar tissue that is helpful for gaining muscular flexibility and strength. Either way, simple or sophisticated, psoas when defined as muscle results in a misunderstanding of great importance. Treating psoas as muscle proves detrimental and limiting to our capacity to receive pertinent information. If one understood there is no such thing as weak psoas there is only exhausted psoas, would this change protocol? Wild psoas is liminal and orbital: a 360 directional receiver, transmitter, and inner communicator.