In this episode of the Align Podcast, Gil Hedley, Ph.D. shares his mind-boggling insights from a lifetime of navigating what he calls the "inner space." We discuss how the body of the deceased leaves tracks that lead us to a deeper understanding of life and how the living should exist. We also talk about body shaming and ways to overcome it, why you should deromanticize pain, how external pressures can distort your tissue organization, and how to finally release yourself from that feeling of being a victim of your surroundings and emotions.
Besides being a prominent expert in human dissection, Gil Hedley, Ph.D., is also an author, teacher, and a nationally certified Rolfer and massage therapist.
What we discuss:
0:00 - Introduction to Gil Hedley
4:20 - Developing a non-emotional relationship to pain
9:50 - Why Movement means Mobility & Motility
16:40 - Cultural & religious roots of body shaming + ways to overcome it
23:00 - Should you feel guilty about seeking rest & pleasure?
34:30 - Life lessons from cadavers
41:20 - What's the "fuzz" & why do we need more differential movement?
50:30 - How tissues bind together & cause inflammation
54:00 - Piezoelectricity & how external pressures disrupt our inner space
57:50 - "You can't expect to get a different result from the same thoughts, emotions, or behaviors."
1:00:05 - How to detach yourself from a victim identity
1:05:30 - Break these thought patterns to rise above victim mentality
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