|KMI Training, Part 3|
|Wednesday, 28 September 2011 15:52|
My training continues with Kinesis Myofascial Integration, one of about fourteen schools of Structural Integration. This work has been fascinating. Each part of the program, I think... "I've picked up a few good things from this section, I wonder if I will learn anything more from the next part." And I have to tell you a definitive YES!
In part 3 of the KMI training, we are working through the formal 12-series, one session at a time. The 12-series is a sequence of 12 sessions to work through the entire body, working to improve posture and function. We are working with each session for a couple of days, picking it apart and discussing its purpose and how it fits into the picture of the full series. This has been fascinating, and has opened up new understanding for me in how to work with the body and not only improve its posture and function, but also to reduce the parasitic patterns that cause pain. After all, that is the reason many folks find me. If I can reduce their pain, and increase the vitality of their body in the process, that is even better.
The start of part 3 has focused on more detailed reading of the body and discovering from the outside, where restrictions and holding occur inside. In KMI-speak this is called body-reading. I've been body-reading in my practice for years, but this course has improved my skills in this regard. I've referred to it as Lasik for my brain. My eyes have been taking in the information all along, but my brain is becoming more fine-tuned to get more specific data from the same image.
In addition to all the great items already mentioned, it also reminds me that there is lots more to learn. One of my classmates used the image of a funnel to describe this. We are traveling up the neck of the funnel to where the sides widen out. From honing one skill, and then expanding that skill base even further, we travel into the wider part of the funnel with so much more to try to understand and learn. I'm very glad that my passion for this work continues, and there is no conceivable end in sight. I wish everyone could say the same for their profession.
Stay tuned, as in another (future) entry, I'll discuss the formal 12-series, session by session.