The concept of posture is a divisive misnomer. It arises from the polarized, mechanistic and reductive scientific perspective of three dimensional, physical form. Our fully embodied presence is not something that resides solely in our shoulders, back or core. This disconnected ideology serves to deviate our proprioception from globality to locality, deterring us from inhabiting the full expression of our holistic and integral design.
The reality is that there is no such thing as ‘posture’. Rather, our embodied physical form is an inherent totality that is globally self-reflexive. What is reductively called posture is, in actuality, life force expressing through our physical form via an underlying structural principle called Dynamic Omni-Tensegrity.
Tensegrity is a term that was originated by Visionary Architect, Systems Theorist and Structural Engineer, Buckminster Fuller. He coined the term to describe a particular type of design which is self supported through ‘tensional integrity’ - the global integrity of tensional expression throughout the entirety of a structure. In other words, structures which utilize specific geometric design constructs to achieve complete global equilibrium. Tensesgrity enables structures to retain the full integrity of their form, which in turn, generates optimal performance.
In fact, all organic physical form in our three dimensional, embodied reality expresses through this very same design principle of Dynamic Tensegrity, which is an inherently reflexive dynamic. Thus, our ‘posture’ is, in reality, a fully globalized and innately dynamic, tensegrity reflex. In our own human form, we would recognize tensegrity as optimal omni-tone; a fully expressed, fully attuned embodied state.
What this explains about our embodied nature is that there is a synergistic principle, a fractal physical expression of dynamic omni-inclusion, which is generating our form on a continuum. From the structure of our cells, throughout the integrity of our fascia, our organs and internal systems, into the outermost aspects of body; all flowing through the principle of Dynamic Omni-Tensegrity. Your true nature awaits you...
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