Kinesiology 101

These past few months has created an unexpected stillness whereby ‘lock down’ has forced us to stop, and slow down. It has been welcomed by some as an opportunity for inner connection and reflection, yet for others it has triggered anxiety and existential fears around loss of control, challenges to identity, isolation and fear of death. If anything, this experience has highlighted a need as a collective to shift our mindset, to focus on health as an investment rather than an expense, and to be proactive in maintaining optimal health at all times. Shifting your mindset so that you feel in charge of your health and life has never been more imperative, and kinesiology is an amazing tool to help empower you to do so.

Holistic Kinesiology (Kin-easy -ology) is an effective natural health modality which aims to balance the whole person: physically, emotionally, biochemically and energetically, to improve health, well being and vitality.

The gentle art of muscle monitoring is used as an assessment tool to monitor information about a person’s well-being by locating stress and imbalances within the body.

This natural bio-feedback process allows us to isolate the causal factor, often in association with the subconscious information held in the structure of the ‘mind-body’.

If you are feeling anxious, on edge, stressed, or simply ‘stuck’ in any area of your development, it can often be due to beliefs that you have developed about your -self, and your abilities through past events and conditioning. By bringing conscious awareness to such stress patterns we are able to not only enhance the chemistry within the body by mitigating the stress response (calm an overactive sympathetic nervous system), but we can help provide an understanding of what’s causing the problem/issue.

Often people are keen to try kinesiology but aren’t really sure how it works, so here is analogy to hopefully make it a little bit clearer:

If you have used a mouse on a computer you’ll know that it allows you to access a great deal of information about that computer. With two buttons and the use of menus you can find out a lot about the computer. Muscle feedback is similar. Holistic kinesiologists monitor muscles to access the body’s computer — the brain. Muscles are wired to the brain via the nervous system. The muscles act somewhat like the mouse on a computer. Certain muscles relate to specific meridians, organ and gland systems, and also are associated with different emotions and psychology. Just like a computer can freeze, or get a virus or unexpectedly shut down, so too can our bodies. This is when kinesiology is really useful, as we are able to navigate through your system and identify what the key stressors are and work towards dissolving them by using many different corrections such as acupressure, neurovascular and lymphatic points as examples.

By working to mitigate the stress patterns, signs and symptoms, Kinesiology works on improving health and well being by stimulating your body’s own healing potential. There are a vast array of conditions that Kinesiology can help with. These include but are not limited to: stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, self- confidence, loss & grief, relationships, career & vocation, pain, digestive disorders, infertility, chronic diseases such as breast cancer, learning challenges and much more.

If you’d like to awaken your curiosity to understand why your feel the way you do, to align with your values so that you feel balanced to live the life you want to, and to increase a sense of empowerment to take responsibility to transform, then there is no better time than now to prioritise & optimise your health.

Emma Taylor
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