“For new experiences to be obtained, release of the nervous system control is necessary, so that old habits are no longer directing the outcome and new cellular experience can come into being.”
-Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
What do you mean by release of nervous system control?
These quotes are all taken from larger contexts, so this question is a natural response! Now, how to respond, also in a few words?
In this quote, I was referring to the aspects of the nervous system that direct our patterns of response – our brain to cell pathways. To release these pathways, we open cell to brain pathways. We enter the path of somatic inquiry – a field of infinite possibilities.
One way could be to lie, sit or stand quietly. Breathe as you breathe, without tracking or modifying it through the frontal lobe of your brain. Open the back of your brain to receive the information that comes to you from inside of your breathing
To transition into activity, bring the palms of your hands together at midline as two magnets. This can create a microcalibration of postural tone traveling from your hands throughout your body and a clarity of spaciousness between the inner breathing of your organs and the readiness to respond in your muscles.
Allow the quiet state of receiving your breath, both the inhalation and exhalation, as the foundation of activity.