There are many ways to approach the heart. In this clip, we approach the heart as the place where the circulatory system simply spirals or pivots, which can release stress on the heart. The heart is not a separate unit from the blood vessels (arteries, veins, capillaries). There’s no break in the circulatory system.
Viewing, embodying, and working with the heart and blood vessels as one continuous unit brings awareness to the entire circulatory system. When any part of the system becomes unaware of its own existence, other parts will need to compensate.
Blood flows from the heart into the arteries, which flow into the capillary beds, which flow into the veins, which bring blood back to the heart, which flows into the arteries.
There is a place in the capillary beds that I call the zone of the isoring. This is the area where the arterial flow moves into the venous flow. It’s similar to estuaries where freshwater meets the sea. It’s a dynamic place of fluid transition – an energizing of the blood that is very important for the resting of the heart. The zone of the isoring provides a peripheral counterforce to support the centrality of the heart.
There is a lot of emphasis on core strength being a held position. What I’m sharing in this clip is how to let go of static core strength and to find the dynamic core strength that’s given to us freely without causing stress to our hearts.
|This clip is from Bonnie’s recorded online course Embodying Authenticity, Organicity, and Expression: Organs and Glands as a Foundation for Movement, Touch, and Voice.