by Dana Atkin
When I first started studying kinesiology, I had to set a few people straight on what it actually was. It’s a classic misunderstanding because kinesiology is not well known yet and it can be difficult for those who have had kinesiology to explain what it’s all about because the experience can be quite different for each person. Kinesiology is not a one-size-fits-all modality. We’re all different and we’ve all had different experience. So the sessions will naturally be different too, as will the number of sessions you’ll need.
So what is kinesiology? Put simply, kinesiology is like a Google search for your body. You and your practitioner set a goalof what you’d like to achieve in the session and your practitioner puts this into your bio-computer (your body’s circuitry system). Then, using a sign language and feeling how your muscles respond to the sign language, they search the body to find out what sites need to be looked at, where all the important links in the issue are, the emotional link as well as what needs to be added, changed or diffused on a conscious or subconscious level in order to achieve that goal.
I recall one of my sessions on an old ankle injury that was nagging at me whenever I went running. My body was subconsciously reacting to the colour of the grass and pinecones. I was also going into adrenal alert every time I ran near grass or pinecones because that’s what my body remembered when I had injured the ankle. Seeing these things was a trigger for my body to protect me from further injury. The body holds on to some amazing things in its pursuit for survival and sometimes it needs to be reminded that there’s a better way.
Kinesiology places a focus on the whole person. That is, their physical, structural, mental, emotional, spiritual, nutritional and chemical balance. This is why a kinesiology session is often referred to as a kinesiology balance.
You’ll find many practitioners will work within the same framework yet their special interests and individual experience will differ. This is because great care is taken to teach the foundations of all areas and allows practitioners to specialise by researching further the aspects that speak to them the most. A good kinesiologist will know when to send you to another kinesiologist or modality that might better fit your needs or enhance your results.
Kinesiology can assist with pain, self-confidence, anxiety, allergies, stress, moving forward and letting go. If there’s something that feels like it’s not working, not getting better, or you’re not where you want to be in any particular area of life, then a kinesiologist can help you find the catalyst for change. All you need to do is ask your body what it needs to get you there.
Dana Atkin is a kinesiology practitioner and teacher at Kinesiology Connection. She has a special interest in helping to guide her clients and students towards achieving their dreams.
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