Growing up, we learned that all thoughts and understanding originate in our brain. That big pink squiggly thing inside of our head holds all of our history – knowledge, events, thoughts, and feelings.
Well, not exactly.
Our entire body is actually a reservoir of intelligence, a highly intuitive organism that can often tell us important things our brain is too busy to recognize. What is your biggest worry right now? Is it money, a challenging relationship, a deadline? Just thinking about that worry, can you feel your muscles tightening, maybe around your shoulders and neck? Or, think about the first time you fell in love. Didn’t your stomach dance with butterflies and your heart start speeding faster than a race horse whenever you thought of your sweetheart?
My coaching practice is about helping my clients master this energetic intelligence by recognizing what they resonate with. To do this we need to have the right tools for the job. One of these tools is called Resonance Muscle Checking, sometimes referred to as Applied Kinesiology.
Before I go any further, now would be a good time to clarify something: Not all forms of kinesiology are alike.
They may be part of the same family, but not all have the same application. So, in this blog I’m going to cover: What is Resonance Muscle Checking. Later I’ll talk about how it works and how I use it in my coaching practice.
The evolving field of kinesiology has a long history.
Established in the 1940s, kinesiology is the study of muscles (strength and weakness) and movement within the body to determine the presence of nerve impulses. At its birth, kinesiology was used by physical educators, physical therapists, physiotherapists, and osteopaths. Applied kinesiology was developed in 1964 by Dr. George Goodheart as a diagnostic and therapeutic intervention for doctors and chiropractors to help maintain a spinal adjustment.
In the 1970s applied kinesiology entered the popular consciousness when Dr. John Thie created an accessible and popular system called “Touch for Health,” which used muscle testing to identify the flow of energy through Chinese acupuncture meridians. Since then, several systems of kinesiology have been developed that fall under bio kinesiology, clinical kinesiology, educational kinesiology, and resonance kinesiology.
Resonance kinesiology is the form of muscle checking I use successfully with my clients. It was developed by Chloe Faith Wordsworth in the 1990s to identify negative and positive patterns of resonance throughout the body-mind system. It is a particular theory-based form of muscle checking that is unique to Resonance Repatterning™.
Explaining muscle checking involves understanding your muscles.
You see, your muscles do one of two things: when you are stressed, upset, or tense, your muscles contract; when you are calm or at ease, they relax. This is a natural binary response from the autonomic nervous system. Muscle checking incorporates this built-in wisdom and uses it as a neutral indicator – a contraction is referred to as an “on” response, a relaxation is an “off” response. This on or off indication provides information in a coaching session on what needs to be addressed, what choice is optimal based on options available, and what shift in resonance is ready for change.
That’s it. No fuss. No muss.
Still saying, “Hmm?” No worries! Here’s a short and sweet video where I explain muscle checking in less than two minutes.
There’s more to share. In my next post, I’ll explain how muscle checking for resonance works and how I use it to help you program your life to the perfect frequency. Stay tuned!
How familiar are you with muscle checking?
Have you ever been to a practitioner like an herbalist, acupuncturist, or chiropractor who used a form of kinesiology? What was your experience like? How did they use it? Share your muscle checking experience below.