Welcome to my blog on Topics in Ortho-Bionomy and Somatic Bodywork! My focus will be to explore the fascinating techniques, practice and philosophy of Ortho-Bionomy. I’ll also look at the cutting edge research in the field of Body/Mind studies and share can learn together how to utilise this in our own work and lives.
It’s difficult to describe Ortho-Bionomy as a contained “thing” or modality. Is it therapeutic bodywork, positional release, myofascial work, postural re-education, energy work, self awareness/self development work, neurolymphatic work, somatic/emotional integration, a holistic life practice? It would be great to be able to say that this is a bodywork modality and that was it. But that doesn’t reflect how deeply the work affects us and how we are directed to do what we do in a session.
I reflect back on the first sessions of Ortho-Bionomy I received 23 years ago. Certainly my low back pain and neck stress were quickly alleviated with the work. But there was something more to me than the easing of my body pain. In that first session I had a feeling of being supported, met, understood and appreciated. I had more of a sense of my body feeling connected, grounded and capable of functioning coherently. I was more aware of how I was moving in my environment.
These blog postings will cover some of the “how” and “why” of this work, and I look forward to our ongoing dialog about the amazing power and impact that Ortho-Bionomy has on us personally and professionally.