Biodynamic Cariovascular Therapy Blog

What is Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy, Part 5

Question:  We can enhance the power of Primary respiration (PR) by synchronizing it with secondary respiration. How does this function? And does this connect with the discovery of Steven Porges that slow exhalation supports the parasympathetic nervous system as well as slowing down the heart rate? Answer:  There are really two questions here. The first […]


What is Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy, Part 4

Question:  You experiment most probably with different hand positions i.e. the palm up positions. You touch with the back of your hands instead of the palms, Or only with one hand, and the other rests on your lap or knee. What’s the idea behind that and which experiences do have with them? Answer:  I am […]


What is Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy, Part 3

Question:  In Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy we do not concentrate on symptoms, pains or deficits. We rather learn to establish “embodied wholeness”. When I think about that philosophical path I ask myself why do we use specific hand positions on special body parts? Wouldn’t it be enough using the pieta position? And if I go even […]


What is Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy, Part 2

Question:  Being a lymph drainage therapist myself the idea of working with the lymph system craniosacrally looks quite appealing to me. Mainly because it is also a vast body system with many branches all around the fluid system of our body. Also the lymph should be moved by the Primary Respiration. What do you think […]


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 […]