Psyche and posture
In addition to the consequences for the musculature and thus the functional anatomy and its complex connections, this inculcated posture also has an impact on a person’s psyche. Since we know that our body is the expression organ of our inner psyche, by implication then, the training of certain forms of posture also leads to effects in the realm of the psyche.
Compare posture in the workplace with that of a despondent person. Do you see the high degree of correlation? If we already know that posture is an expression of our inner psyche, is it advisable to practise a posture that is typical of depression?
To regard our body as the most essential means of expression and action is due to the progress of interdisciplinary approaches (see the Zurich Resource Model). It is the mirror of our actions, experiences, and emotions. A communication tool controlled by sensory perceptions. It’s the effector of our thoughts and ideas. If it is limited in its function, our body limits our potential to act.
The consideration of our physical ego, with a great deal of autonomous and, of course, learned competence, is markedly helpful in treating people from a holistic point of view. Learned inaction through instilled sitting is one of the most important topics in the evaluation of degenerative diseases.
This makes our “muscle organ” the centre of our emotional health. We have forgotten about the ability to self-regulate and reach equilibrium, to a great extent, through this instilled tension without compensation through movement. However, this ability to self-regulate is one of our body’s most important abilities. Our “inner physician” provides the main work in any kind of necessary inner healing processes.
Likewise, the many small insignificant impairments, from a conventional medical perspective, due to daily sitting, lack of exercise and nutritional deficiency, cause a high level of regulatory disorders overall.
Every movement, whether conscious or unconscious, has a neurological component. This means that movement is initiated via the control centre and activated in the flow to the executing contracting muscle via nerves, fascia, energy supply and transmitter chemicals. This pathway and the actual systems involved provide information concerning possible disorders within the organism.