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In a remote part of Scotland, the British government has hidden a small circle of scientists away who are considered as especially valuable to them. They are all, without exception, the best in their field and come from all possible areas. Among them is Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Continue reading here. However, there are somatic changes that give an indirect observable account of such reactions. This is particularly so in the case of anxiety states where the extensor inhibition is most marked.
We have already mentioned the well-known fact that people with emotional trouble seem to be incapable of full extension. Chronic anxiety, inhibiting the antigravity muscles, does, in fact, lead to attitudes with the extensors lacking normal tonus. In such cases, the subject will also frequently revert to conscious control of the highly unpleasant sensation in the pit of the stomach.
Through the intimate relation of the vestibular excitation with the cardiac and diaphragmatic regions, holding breath and flexor contraction subdue these disagreeable reactions.
In cases of long standing, these patterns integrate into the reflex pattern of erect carriage and carriage is no longer fully erect. Standing is now maintained with superfluous muscular tension, even when the center of gravity is at its highest possible position.
The cervical and lumbar curves are exaggerated and the lack of tonus in the antigravity muscles, especially of the shoulder-neck joints, and in the hip-pelvis region, will shift the center of gravity forward.
The toes will carry more weight than the flexor digitori can cope with permanently. They will contract strongly, and the toes will crook or buckle. Reprinted by permission of publisher. Reviews There are no reviews yet.
Body and Mature Behavior: A Study of Anxiety, Sex, Gravitation, and Learning
Moshé Feldenkrais, Body and Mature Behavior: A Study of Anxiety, Sex, Gravitation and Learning
Body and Mature Behavior