Aligning the Body with Kinesiology

Aligning the Body with Kinesiology

As a Kinesiologist, structure has to be one of the coolest things to work with; reason being is that we generally don’t use any force or manipulation of any kind and we can watch the body slip back into place. Clients look amazed as their pain and restrictions vanish. It is however the last area most kinesiologists master. Also the standard of kinesiologists is variant and the emphasis of their training is diverse. At this stage there isn’t a consistent quality available in the marketplace. However when structural kinesiology work is done well it delivers quick effective results that last.

I’d like to share with you some of the secrets that Create Your Reality provides in facilitating the structural transformation for our clients and the training offered to our students:

Kinesiology’s unique perspective and approach to structural alignment

When a chiropractor looks at a client they tend to view the body in terms of the misalignment of the bones. When a massage therapist looks at the body they may see bone misalignments too, but they tend to look at the body in terms of over contracted or tight muscles. They believe that bones being out of alignment indicate that the muscles first went out of balance, pulling the bones out of their correct place. Consequently the treatment is then focused on manually massaging the tight muscles in order to loosen the muscles, which can then allow the bones to come back into alignment.

In the case of kinesiology we take it one step further – we believe that the muscles are pulling inappropriately because the nervous system is telling them to, so the problem is originating from the nerve signals to the muscle. Muscles are exclusively controlled by the nervous system; their length and tightness is regulated by the nerve signals they receive. This then alters the alignment and position of each bone in the body. Kinesiology works to support the nervous system to send the correct signals to the muscles and bones re-establishing correct alignment.

Structure and the Brain

Within the muscles there is a process known as proprioception which is the feedback process between muscles and the brain. Through proprioception, the brain is informed of where every part of the body is in relation to itself. It allows the body to know where it is in space; this includes the alignment of every single bone and muscle. When our body is in pain or discomfort structurally then the process of proprioception is somehow confused. As the nervous system’s control of the body becomes less effective due to this confusion, our body becomes progressively less organised, moving through the following stages:

  1. Neurological Confusion
  2. Inappropriate Nerve Signals
  3. Inappropriate Muscle Contractions
  4. Bone Misalignments
  5. Pain/Discomfort
Working with Kinesiology to align structure

When there is stress, then the brain has reduced efficiency – it is not working as well as it could and its ability for accurate proprioception has diminished, causing the presenting symptoms in the body’s structure.

To really treat a problem at its source and to stop it returning back we need to deal with the stress that is causing the brain’s inefficiencies and confusion. This is done with the biofeedback process of the kinesiology. The technique of kinesiology allows us to accurately and consistently (depending on the quality of the Kinesiologist) track back from the skewed bones and tight muscles through the nerve pathways into the stress that is connected to the brain. Kinesiology acts through what we understand as the unconscious and subconscious to access the body’s innate awareness.

Unconscious and Subconscious

The brain is the highest platform for control and regulation in the body.

Kinesiology has shown that the stress relayed from the unconscious and subconscious has many possible related factors. One or more may need to be investigated and balanced. Often these factors are diverse and appear unrelated, however they are crucial to each client’s recovery. Once these factors are revealed then the biofeedback process of Kinesiology can similarly uncover what can now be used to correct or balance the unique stress profile of each client.

So basically kinesiology is effective because it listens and acts on the specific needs of the body.

Nothing changes in isolation

Nothing moves or changes in isolation. The state of the body’s alignment is connected to all the other functions of the body. The education system trains us to break things down into parts and put them into systems; this can help us to understand concepts but it does not show us how things actually work. The body and the universe work as an integrated whole and nothing can truly be isolated or made separate from everything; this is especially evident when we work with kinesiology. We can see aspects such as emotions, thoughts, chakras, meridians, biochemistry and nutrition all feeding back affecting each other and the body’s structural alignment.

Because we look at everything as a whole then the process is complete and therefore more stable. If just structure is addressed then the elements of the problem that remain unaddressed are likely to reform the symptoms again.

Kinesiology when done properly will give the clients profound results in less time and with more consistency then other techniques.

What about situations where problems appear to result from an injury?

A common comment from people: “I can understand that the body works as a whole, but when we injure ourselves, isn’t it just a structural problem then?”

When there is a physical injury, the force from the impact travels throughout tissues of the body. The trauma to the tissue(s) will tend to occur at the region where the body is already weakened – ‘A chain is as strong as the weakest link’. Kinesiologists early on found that weakness in a certain organ will often result in weakness in a related muscle or type of tissue. The weakness in the organs is often found to relate to factors such as emotions, attitudes, chakras, meridians, and nutrition. Usually an injury will occur where there was a predisposed weakness. By addressing the interrelated causes behind the predisposed weakness at the current injury site then the body can quickly recover. This makes kinesiology great for sporting injuries.

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See related kinesiology courses:

Structural Fundamentals

Neural Organisation Technique

Cranial Kinesiology

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