Primal Release Pose addresses two of the major blocks in the body armor--The two areas in the bodymind where the reins on our spirit are pulled most tightly by the entrenchment of ego's defenses are: The diaphragm and the Iliopsoas muscle complex. If we can release these, we can free ourselves from the crippling effects of trauma, denial and the accumulation inner and outer negativity. It is these two somatic blocks that lead to the unconsciousness and inertia resulting from dissociation. Since these blockages are set up in order to curb emotion, we cannot be emotionally authentic without opening up these two neuromuscular areas...and in doing so the Heart is then given preeminence in our psyche. This primal contraction release for the lower body involves contorting the body in a yogic pose to compress the diaphragm and psoas, waiting for an emotional discharge to occur, then breathing and pressing into the muscular spasm that occurs when the pose is dropped.
Figure 3: Primal Release Pose
This technique provides a gentle cathartic release of the charge
from the muscles. The discharge is interesting its like a rolling wave
of energy-emotion coming from the diaphragm, often associated with a
contemporary thought of sadness or self pity, however the thought is
only what the psyche is using as a vehicle for the discharge to happen.
The more this is done, the more the diaphragm is released and this
straightens the spine and softens the belly allowing full breath. The
PRP releases chronic contraction in the lumbar muscles...the innermost
layer of these being the psoas. This contraction and release allows
more space inside, and more conductivity through the pelvis and into
the legs, better grounding and more connection between the top half and
the lower half of the body. This pose is excellent for "getting stuff
to the surface" ... So we could call this pose the upside-down
This pose is ideal for contemplating ones "Fundamental Doubt" over whether the Universe is indeed supportive of you.
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