Today I’d like to share some thoughts on Rhythm and its impact on our everyday lives. I used to think that freedom is doing anything you want, whenever you want it, following your moment to moment desires and whims. Then I realized how important rhythm is in anything you wish to create or achieve.
This became very clear in my work with people. As a Fasciatherapist I’ve learned how to enter into a dialog with the internal movement of the tissues in the body. I recognize, follow and support this movement with my hands in order to facilitate the auto-regulatory process of the organism.
The way this movement is expressed, portrays also the psychological make up of the individual.
So, for instance, movement can be going freely in all directions, in a chaotic, uncoordinated way. This person can be very creative, but find it difficult to ground herself and actualize productively her vivid imagination and creativity.
Or the movement can be very restricted in specific directions. This person usually lacks access to certain functions and behaviors. For example, it might be easy for the movement to go forward but not backward. This could show a person that is constantly on a rush to move forward, running himself into a burnout.
Another example would be for the movement in the tissues to be very slow and heavy. This person doesn’t have the juice, the energy to get things moving. This is especially prominent in depressive states.
As we grow, we are shaped by habits and conditioning. In order to break these habits rhythm is key.
By superimposing a steady rhythm in the movement of the tissues, you give the opportunity to the organism to break free from the tendencies that keep him locked in specific behavioral motifs. And this is true in all aspects of our everyday life.
Rhythm becomes a supporting point that allows the body to tune into a different frequency. A different function. A different behavior.
When you’re stuck, it gets you unstuck. When rushing forward anxious and unbalanced, it offers you space to pull back, relax and rest on a more comfortable pace.
Rhythm becomes the backbone of any creative process.
We know how the cycles of the seasons, the cycles of night and day, organize our everyday lives.
In business rhythm allows your plans to grow steadily.
In relationships it creates safety that nourishes trust. It keeps friendships alive.
In other words, Rhythm becomes a portal. It’s a gateway that creates momentum and allows your energy to structure itself and flow unimpeded and harmoniously into a specific direction.
I feel this is important to keep in mind, especially when we get stuck. Because rhythm can be a very useful tool to refresh our energy and bring us back into flow.