Understanding these seven principles and applying them to how you respond to the ‘stimulus of life’ in your whole system will change the way you approach your life physically, mentally and emotionally.
1. Use and Functioning:
Metaphorically speaking, "If your violin is out of tune, then the music you play will be out of tune...no matter how skilled you are at violin playing”. The way you "use yourself" dictates "your functioning.”
2. The Whole Person:
We function as one total unit with a 'central nervous system' ... change can only occur when we approach the human being from "the whole to the part" ... not the other way around.
3. Primary Control:
The coordination of the Head, Neck, Back relationship in movement.
4. Unreliable Sensory Appreciation:
Our sensory perception is conditioned by our "habits of movement.”
The biological definition of this word is "our ability to say 'No' to a stimulus...creating a space between the stimulus and our response...i.e. teaching a child to "stop, look and listen" before crossing the road. (Yoga Sutras 2.33 & 2.34)
A process of coming back into "postural balance" through the process of saying 'No' or inhibiting the patterns that are preventing balance from occurring. This can be applied to any movement activity...yoga asanas, athletics, walking, sitting and standing, working at the computer, performance, etc..
7. Ends and Means:
You gain your end result by an unfolding of the "moment to moment" process.