Your body has feelings, too
I went to see a presentation by Ole Kaare Føli (horrible website, sorry) tonight. His work is quite fascinating. He finds areas in the body that are tense or stuck, and he works to release them. He originally learned from his father who was entirely self-taught, and now his son is building a business around it with an education and such. His claim to broad fame is that he’s worked with Bjarne Riis, Tour de France-winning cyclist, and Sanne Salomonsen, Danish rock singer.
I’m not going to summarize the whole thing here, much of it was repeats from his book, but a few nuggets:
Your breath is central to all well-being. A deep breath with a deep sigh on the out-breath connects you with your emotions and releases tension.
Fear affects the kidneys, anger affects the liver. Repressed anger affects both neck and back.
The stomach is what he calls the waste basket of the body. The stomach has a very large number of nerve endings, and all kinds of emotions end up here. I’m absolutely fascinated with these connections between body parts and psychology.
Yoga is good, but frequently practiced without awareness, at a too fast pace. Do it with awareness and at your own pace, and go as far as you can. Don’t force the positions.
Most professional bikers have old shock stuck in their tissue. Bjarne Riis had residue from the death of his brother while he was an embryo, which caused his mother to feel guilt all through her pregnancy. Once that was released, Bjarne lost interest in riding the bike.
Ole has never taken a vaccine, and neither have his kids or grand kids. All are fine. They also don’t drink any cows milk, and they don’t use flour toothpaste. All three generations. And all are fine. I love when people buck trends like these. I haven’t used soap or shampoo in 15 years, except to wash my hands. It’s just not necessary. (And guess what? The only place I have problems with dry skin is on my hands – I think I’m going to stop using soap to wash my hands now.)