Biodynamic Cariovascular Therapy Blog

What is Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy, Part 1

Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting questions and answers about the new direction of my teaching: Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy.  I invite you to explore and reflect.   Question:  Michael, the heart and cardiovascular system is becoming popular in the field of craniosacral therapy, already A. T. Still the founder of Osteopathy […]

The Four Fulcrums of Embodiment – Part 4 of 4

4. The third ventricle. a. The perception of the third ventricle is an important piece of biodynamic practice. I first teach students and practitioners to find the middle of their brain. This is the space between the eyes and the occiput. One simple technique is to roll the eyes up to the middle of the […]

The Four Fulcrums of Embodiment – Part 3 of 4

3. Heart a. The first place of observation is simply the movement of the heart, whether it’s the muscular contractions, the flow of the blood, the biochemical and nervous system relationship or any other numerous movement possibilities. As I begin to sense the movement of my own heart, I can begin to distinguish dozens of […]

The Four Fulcrums of Embodiment – Part 2 of 4

2. Respiratory diaphragm movement. a. I am not so concerned about breathing exercises initially with myself, students or clients. What’s important for embodiment is to simply sense the movement of the respiratory diaphragm. Almost every book illustration I’ve seen does not match my own inner experience of the movement of my diaphragm. This exploration needs […]

The Four Fulcrums of Embodiment – Part 1 of 4

The Four Fulcrums of Embodiment – Part 1 of 4

Biodynamic work is a study of perception and living wholeness. The perceptual process that unfolds for the therapist during a session is largely dependent on the quality of his or her attention on their own body especially its fluid nature. This is the starting point for the therapeutic process that eventually leads to the physical […]

The Fluid Body: Metaphors of Interrelatedness – Part 2

More recently in the evolution of understanding the fluid body, is the work of Gerald Pollock at the University of Washington. His book called: The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid and Gas is very informative and refreshing. This is not only because it verifies what Dr. Blechschmidt was seeing in human embryos, but […]

The Fluid Body: Metaphors of Interrelatedness – Part 1

The Fluid Body: Metaphors of Interrelatedness I cannot tell you exactly what the fluid body is. This is because the fluid body is a metaphor for a very personal experience of embodied wholeness. The term fluid body was originally coined perhaps two decades ago by James Jealous DO. The term as Jealous used it then, […]

Biodynamic Terminology Part 9

Three Laws of Fluids. First, biological water moves longitudinally along a limiting membrane such as fascia. Secondly, biological water moves perpendicular to the plane of the limiting membrane. Thirdly, biological water moves through the limiting membrane because the water molecule is the smallest molecule in the human body and can therefore move through any structure. […]

Biodynamic Terminology Part 8

Tensegrity. A basic principle of the biological shaping of the wholeness of the human body throughout the life span. It involves the morphological principles of compression and tension to provide stability for a structure. In prenatal development the fluid body generates a pre-structure in which a gel like scaffolding forms to hold the eventual anatomical […]