are Bio-Kinetics ?
Basically Bio-Kinetics is
a way of connecting with the resident
biological energy of our body and allowing
it to move itself. Letting it "speak
its own mind" and unwind to release
into action static tension charges that
can be held in our muscles. It follows
in the tradition of body mind awareness
begun by Wilhelm Reich in the early 20th-century
and is in alignment with the bio-energetic
principals in the work of Alexander Lowen.
The principles of charge, discharge, flow
and movement are the foundation of the
My perspective is that we,
as humans, embody an amazing phenomenon
of being "memory in motion"
as does all life on earth. The fact that
we are conscious of our memory sets us
apart from other life forms on the planet
in that we can consciously effect how
we relate to our memory.
Our bodies are representative
of all our memories; evolutionary, species
specific, racially specific, culturally
specific, family specific, and personal
experience specific. All of these memories
exist within our bodies and are continually
referenced for information as we respond
to the world around us.
Bio -Kinetics is a foundation
for releasing stress that can be built
up in the body when we keep repeating
patterns of response that lock our muscles
into a continuous effort of holding onto
a charge without the benefit of renewal
brought to the physical body by the flux
between contraction, extension, and release
in the system.
does it entail?
The work entails clear thought
and focused, slow movement in both an
active and passive manner that allows
us to connect with, massage, and release
the message systems between the brain
and the body. This helps us to understand
the principal of Dynamic Relaxation and
become more economical with how we use
our energy in our body. Once we connect
with the energy of the body we can begin
to become a facilitator for how we direct
the frequency, amplitude, placement, and
use of it in our movements and in the
maintenance of a flowing system.
are the benefits?
As mentioned above, the
relief of stress on many levels can be
gained with the use of Bio-Kinetics; physical,
emotional, and psychological. In the process
the neuromuscular synapse response connection
is exercised at speeds that increase our
reflex response ability in ways that traditional
physical exercise cannot.
is it recommended for?