The Body’s Innate Intelligence

Accessing the Body’s Innate Intelligence

by Steve Haines,, Feb 1 2011

In biodynamic craniosacral therapy, we use touch as a way of communicating and listening to another person. There are two big ideas at the heart of cranial work. One – the whole body expands and contracts in a rhythmic or tidal way. Two – there is an intelligence expressed throughout the entire body.

A skilled practitioner can interact with the rhythms and tides expressed by the body. The rhythms are very rich in information. If you were watching someone breathing quickly and rapidly in their upper chest, you might learn to associate that with activity, excitement, or anxiety. Similarly, the tempo, strength, and presence of the various tides in the body tell us a great deal about that person. Read More