Sustaining a Healthy Psoas in a Material World

Published by Liz Koch on September 8, 2016 in Blog

A farmer recently attended my 12-Hr Psoas Workshop here in the Midwest with the intention of maintaining her physical capacity to continue to work. The principles and concepts I presented for regenerating a healthy Psoas aligned perfectly with this farmer’s bio-dynamic farming practices.

In day-to-day practice the goal is to create a farm system that is minimally dependent on imported materials, and instead meets its needs from the living dynamics of the farm itself.  It is the biodiversity of the farm, organized so that the waste of one part of the farm becomes the energy for another, that results in an increase in the farm’s capacity for self-renewal and ultimately makes the farm sustainable.

http://www.demeter-usa.org/learn-more/biodynamic-principles-practices.asp

Where do we begin?
Changing paradigms is paramount to thriving on every level of existence. As biological organisms our being-bodies are part of a larger regenerative system that requires regenerative rather than degenerative practices.  First recognize our relationship to all living systems. By consciously participating and contributing to over all sustainability within our own system ~ not only other beings but also the dynamic living systems thrive. There was recently a profound video about how introducing wolves back into a system changed the course and health of the rivers.  The interconnected sense-ability is not a thought form it is a reality…to be felt sensed.

How to sustain within our present cultural myth of destruction?
To paraphrase somatic pioneer Emilie Conrad  ~ under the cultural and historical story, the slime is still moving. We are living biological beings, made of dirt, water, air, and fire. Sensing the elements, and the forces that stir us far beyond our flesh and deep within our bones is how we re-member. We have never been or are we ever separate from the rhythms of the earth and spiraling vortexes of the cosmos.

Core sustainability includes

  • Changing the story
  • Exploring diversity
  • Sensory re-awakening
  • Playing in the wild


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