Freezing, Curling, and Arcing are three core gestures of the primitive midline and are primal expressions of Psoas (messenger of the midline).
Intentionally starting a small wave motion in either direction along the primal tube will often elicit an undulating response all along the midline/spine. Moving toward the direction expressed in our system acknowledges a bio-intelligence that may already be in process. Curling, freezing, and arcing are three primary gestures of safety that appear when threatened. Similar to the curling inward of a caterpillar, curling protects and provides resiliency. When falling through space it is the primal curl of the spine that helps us survive the fall. Curling brings a sense of safety, shows up when overwhelmed, or exhausted. The gesture is also a way towards restoration and coherency. I encourage following this gesture by rolling into a fetal curl, going into a child’s pose, or by hanging over a large fitness ball. Doing so provides completion of a biological expression that supports our capacity to self-organize.