Introduction to energetic kinesiology

by | Apr 1, 2013 | Spirit

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Energetic kinesiology is a method that can help increase your self-awareness. It is a non-invasive therapeutic system that uses specific, gentle muscular biofeedback techniques to identify patterns of stress in your physical, biochemical, emotional, and/or energetic aspects and bring your awareness to these imbalances.

Stressors and energetic blockages or disharmonies identified using western muscle monitoring techniques can then be corrected using a variety of methods including guided visualisations, acupressure-point stimulation, light touch on a reflex point or a number or other remedial techniques that show as the priority correction during the session.

This style of kinesiology is based upon traditional Chinese meridian (5 element) and Ayurvedic chakra theories that recognise the energetic aspect of each person and how energy (Chi or Qi) flows may be disrupted therefore impacting upon the overall wellbeing of an individual. This process of detecting and correcting any imbalance is therefore aimed at the underlying energetic nature of our being rather than a method of diagnosing or treating named diseases. Energetic kinesiology is used by many people as a tool to optimise potential in any and all aspects of life from ongoing personal or spiritual development, decision making, exploring life direction, gaining deeper awareness of patterns of behaviour and/or emotions, and can also be used to maintain general wellbeing. However, kinesiology can also be used to reduce stress, improve performance at work, or overcome another obstacle you may have identified.

Muscle monitoring works via the interconnection of body and mind to allow access to the subconscious and bring into more conscious awareness, deep-seated emotions. By exploring these emotions, holistic kinesiology can help you to understand where the imbalance is and what is preventing you from achieving your particular goal. From here you can move forward from the point where you have become stuck and out of balance. As such, kinesiology is very much a solution-focussed modality and in all sessions the process is a collaborative one rather than passive, requiring client participation for optimal results and progress.

What to expect at your kinesiology session

An energetic kinesiology session is referred to as a ‘balance’. There are many types of holistic kinesiology that have evolved since its initial development. For example, your kinesiologist may have studied the Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP) model or perhaps Transformational Kinesiology or another holistic style — all of which are energy-based systems.

A minimum of an Australian recognised diploma level is recommended, and kinesiologists should only work within the sphere of their qualifications, and not beyond. I mention here this as kinesiologists are not permitted to make a diagnosis (only a medical practitioner may do so) nor prescribe, unless the practitioner also holds a specific additional, recognised professional qualification that informs them of the appropriateness of such an act. Examples of these include a degree qualified naturopath, who may prescribe herbs, nutritionals and sometimes homoeopathics depending on their training, or a registered nutritionist who may safely prescribe nutritionals.

Most holistic kinesiology balances involve identifying and setting an appropriate goal for you at that time, followed by some pre-tests and pre-checks. Muscle monitoring typically takes place lying down (fully clothed) on a massage table for the duration of the balance and for many of the corrections carried out, though some movement of limbs may be required. At the end of the session, post-checks are often carried out and ‘homework’ may be required to reinforce the balance.

At all times, you progress at the rate that your innate wisdom permits using the priority corrections that arise during each session, and in some cases, it is only after your balance, and with hindsight, that the full scope of the changes become apparent and you realise how much you have moved forward and what deeper awareness you have gained from your experience.

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