My Discovery – Physical Centering

The centering posture is sought after in almost all Asian martial arts, and in yoga or Pilates, the physical center is continuously pursued with the help of verbal instructions from trainers. The challenge for the practitioner is to find their individual physical centering. However, hardly anyone is aware of or familiar with what their physical centering feels like. Therefore, it is very difficult for an individual to know if they have actually achieved centering.

If one even remotely feels physically centered, a sense of well-being sets in, resulting from an altered posture that counteracts problems or learned misalignments in posture. From my practical experience, not only posture problems but also, and especially, behavioral problems can be decisively addressed and positively changed.

Seeking the state of physical centering repeatedly allows one to learn this deep, pleasant, and relaxed posture.

Good grounding and sharpening of the senses help people regain their centering.

However, physical centering cannot be achieved if early childhood reflexes are not “extinguished”; i.e., as I say, their integration has not occurred in the first year of life.

As a kinesiologist, I now know how crucial the timely integration of early childhood reflexes is. This starts with birth. Early childhood reflexes are responsible for safely guiding the infant through the birth canal and ensuring their survival in the first year of life. Without the search-suck-swallow reflex, the child would starve. By the sixth month, the search and suck reflexes must be well integrated; the swallow reflex remains for life.

Good physical centering is desirable from day one in a child’s development.

If early childhood reflexes persist for various reasons, i.e., if they can still be observed in motor reactions to specific stimuli, they interfere with our further development. Physical misalignments, difficulties in gross and fine motor skills, balance system problems, and concentration disorders (all symptoms of non-integrated early childhood reflexes) lead to attention deficits and, as a result, performance deficits. Even things like the sense of order and time can’t develop sufficiently.

This can then be seen in the academic performance of those affected (reading and spelling difficulties, dyscalculia, decreased receptiveness, rapid fatigue, etc.) if they show deficits. This is compensated for by motor restlessness, “switching off” or aggression in various forms.

Adults experience a new sense of life with grounding.

Adults experience a new sense of life with grounding.
Adults also deal with non-integrated early childhood reflexes; they have only learned to compensate for them through appropriate strategies over time.

In the last 20 years of my work, I have recognized that these compensation strategies require immense energy, which is less available as one gets older. This decreased energy causes compensation strategies to break down; no alternative strategy is available yet, so particularly in older people, mood disorders can manifest up to illnesses.

This fact is significant for all health areas. Everyone then tries to help people with their method. In the context of my BalanceHIRO® method, I discovered physical centering, which complements all existing methods in the health field. Exercises used for reflex integration have lasting success when physical centering is applied beforehand and also practiced from a centered position.

Thus, all methods used in the health field are elevated to a higher level of efficiency and effectiveness.

Consciously perceiving and observing manifestations of early childhood movement patterns

There is a correlation between early childhood reflexes and centering. When I teach the body centering, the early childhood reflexes can subsequently be integrated.

As an author at Kamphausen Verlag, I have published two books on this topic.
1. Centering – Reflex Integration for Improving Physical Posture Problems
2. Stooped Neck and Hollow Back – Centering for Solving Posture Problems.

The picture shows how acupuncture points must be aligned in physical centering. More information can be found in my first book.

I teach this in my practice in individual sessions and in my web seminar.
Anyone interested in being trained in the BalanceHIRO® method with a focus on “Centering in Everyday Life” is welcome to contact me.

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About Bärbel

Since 2010 I have been working for you as a professional kinesiologist specializing in the brain. Through my many years of experience, my clients have the opportunity to benefit from a balanced repertoire of my methods. The results are calmness and serenity.

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