How can I ‘read’ my body?
Reading someone’s body is both a science and an art, but with a trained eye and practise, anyone can learn the magic of mind-body communication and experience the amazing effects of psychosomatic healing.
The Mind-Body Connection in Action – What is Body-Mind Communication?
The beauty of body-mind communication is that it allows us to recognise, understand and respond to people in the present moment. Reading someone’s face or their non-verbal cues is about communicating in the present and ‘knowing someone’ before you establish a relationship with them.
Body-mind communication is the essence of psychosomatic therapy: how the body communicates with the mind and visa versa. See what body-mind expert Hermann Muller says about analysing body-mind communication:
- Face Reading
- Posture & Shape Analysis
- Emotional Anatomy & Bodywork
- Full Body Analysis
These techniques based on the mind-body connection are used by a trained therapist to effect psychosomatic healing. That is, healing the mind through the body and healing the body through the mind.
Did you know that ‘reading’ someone’s face is the best way to get to know them? It can tell you their strengths and weaknesses, their personality traits, and how they are likely to behave in life. Face reading can be invaluable in assessing people’s tendencies without exchanging a word. It is used all over the world in many professions to assist in business dealings and people management.
As a result of the mind-body connection, the shape and features of the face develop from birth according to personality traits and emotional behaviours. Your face tells its own unique story about how you interact with the world. The front view of your face shows how you face the world while your face profile indicates how you project your personality into the world. All aspects of the face are taken into account including:
- The overall face structure and shape;
- The placement, colour and shape of the eyes;
- The shape, size and direction of the nose;
- The curvature and thickness of the eyebrows;
- And much more!
Here’s Hitler’s face again with an insight into his character based on his facial features:
Now I bet you’re wondering, ‘what does your face say about you?’
Posture & Shape Analysis
Your posture reflects how you carry yourself throughout life. That’s why when you feel tall, you stand tall. Similarly, when you feel small, over time, your body posture ‘shrinks’. Our bodies are designed to stand in the centre of gravity. So if you stand next to a vertical line, your overall body posture should follow the line from the centre of the soles of your feet to the centre of the crown of your head.
When we analyse the posture of the body, we can see how you tend to ‘stand within yourself’ by analysing:
- Areas that are under excess pressure;
- Whether we stand with our heads projected forward;
- The angle of your pelvis;
- The placement of the hands;
- And more.
Over the course of our lives, our posture greatly affects our physical health. Once you understand the underlying reasons for your posture, you can ‘stand tall’ in mind and body. Correcting posture alone can have a profound affect in the psychosomatic healing process.
Emotional Anatomy & Bodywork
Emotional anatomy focuses on the appearance of the body and the emotions stored in its tissues. Bodywork combines intuitive massage with pressure applied to emotional trigger points which activate the energy centres of the body. This technique, called emotional release, works on the principle that emotions are stored in the body’s cellular memory.
There are particular emotional release points in the body which, with pressure applied, release the trapped energy in the tissue. This physical release triggers an emotional release in the form of crying, laughing, shaking or screaming (it sounds scary but it’s not!). Here’s how the process works…it’s all based on unlocking cellular memory:
After a session of emotional release, you will feel the effects of psychosomatic healing: an incredible difference in your body and mind, like a physical and emotional weight has been lifted!
Full Body Analysis
Full body analysis looks at all parts of the body and how they make up the whole person. It looks for key themes in a person’s nature which are reflected in more than one area of the body. There are all sorts of clues when looking at someone’s body such as:
- The imbalances between the left and right sides of the body;
- Any excess fat or lack of tissue in particular areas; and
- Any parts which are disproportionate to the whole.
But what does it all mean?
To learn more about psychosomatic healing go to Psychosomatic Therapy.
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