Body-language and nonverbal communication

The energy concept part 2 (Bioenergetic Analysis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The energy concept part 2 (Bioenergetic Analysis)

These emotions, feelings and physical sensations are the perception of internal movements of the “energetic body associated with its natural rhythms and vibrations. These “inner movements” are referred to as motility of the body. For a baby, this can be easily observed when one follows the constant interplay of movements like waves on a lake. These are caused by internal forces, without being subject to the arbitrary interference. All voluntary movements always have an involuntary component, which can be understood as a basic motility of the organism. The involuntary and voluntary activity are integral components of liveliness and spontaneity of human actions and movements. If it is missing or it is reduced, the body movements are mechanical and lifeless. Expressive movements always include elements of feeling, which always turn into involuntary components. These components …………..are not under conscious cognitive control. The integration of voluntary and involuntary movements, as well as conscious and unconscious components leads to movements that are always an expression of emotion, simultaneously carried by emotion, coordinated, targeted acting. (see Lowen, 1981).

BA-psychotherapists therefore look at people in terms of vitality. Since each person is unique, people differ by the individual nature of their liveliness, the depth of their feelings, the sensitivity and self-organization. Feelings, attitudes and behavior can be identified by making clear how much energy a person has, how much he feels physically and can activate or in contrast how much he resists or denies and holds back in, as Wilhelm Reich emphasizes (1973), in  his “muscular armoring “.

The body finds its form and structure in the energetic process and as energetic process. His particular form / structure is an expression as well as the source of the biographical development of this process. The respiration plays a key role in the energetic process of metabolism. It is closely related to the muscular action / reaction and to one`s feelings. When the feeling changes, the breathing will also change and vice verse. Breathing is to a large extent a muscular activity. A change in respiration is expressed thus also in a modified muscle activity and vice verse.

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