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Physical activity in a healing regime is of two basic types, both of which are important. The first type is exercise. Any kind of exercise is good: manual labor, aerobics, dance-kinetics, sports, jogging, and so on. Exercising only a few times a week will keep you in shape and serve as the basis for a healthy body and vibrant energy system. A stagnant energy system leads to stagnant feelings, encouraging depression and compulsiveness.

The second type is bodywork. Bodywork should not be confused with exercise. They serve different purposes. Exercise vitalizes the body, while bodywork is of a energetic-psychophysical nature, affecting chakras and consciousness. Many types of bodywork are available, but I feel that yoga postures (asanas) are among the best. I would encourage you to become familiar with the principles of yoga if you are not already. Include a short session at the beginning of your practice. The stretching and loosening of the body is very relaxing, opening energetic-feeling centers, making it easier to enter the meditative states that are desirable for inner work.

Yoga also works on the chakra and acupressure points, effecting much of the same results as direct tapping on these points, which has become popular these days. If you have a regular yoga practice, energy psychology tapping may not be required. Many of the clients and trainees I see are familiar with these “tapping” therapies; they say they may try them first because they are so simple, and then use EC techniques to go to deeper levels of work and clearing.

My feeling about energy psychology is the same as regarding any other type of bodywork - all of it is good, and all of it can be used within the EC format. The EC program and especially the philosophy provide a deep understanding of the inner alignment required to not only clear feelings but prevent the accumulation of new suppressed feelings; for example, the concept of acceptance.

If you are in rejection of your feeling self, and are applying energy psychology or any other techniques in order to “get rid of” your bad feelings, you will not succeed; the feelings must be accepted, in the right way, in order for clearing to occur. These inner subtleties are all-important in working with feelings - when understood, any kind of bodywork technique will work with manifold effectiveness.

 
 

© 2004 John Ruskan / The Institute for Integrative Processing