This also follows on from Sunday's seminar.
One of the things I had read about concerning zhealth was that it makes a big thing of eye movements, the visual system.
We spoke about the nervous system acting in terms of THREAT or NO THREAT. One of the ideas of the threat state was that the body will seek to fold in on itself - to go into a foetal position to some degree. As Rannoch said on sunday - you try to protect the soft sensitive parts with the hard bony bits. You curl up and bring your arms in front of you as you flinch, protecting your face, gut and genitals with your shoulders and arms.
In that post on Sunday I also talked about Rif / Chek's take on this:
- going foetal is basically about flexion - everything flexes: biceps, abs, hamstings, pecs.
- The opposite is going erect - the extensors work - the quads, the lats, the triceps, the lower back, the glutes. It is about extension.
Now another thing that mc mentioned on Sunday was about the impact of your eye direction, where you are looking. She goes into this more in a post today
eye movements connect with actions: up for extension; down for flexion.
If you are performing an extension - a push, a press for example - you will be stronger if your eyes - not your head - look up. If you are flexing - a pull, curl, row etc - you will be stronger if your eyes look down.
Try it for yourself, experiment. Strangely it works
Think about it in terms of posture. When people are threatened and they start to curl up - where do their eyes go? They look down, they look submissive, it accompanies flexion..... Confident, fully extended people are look up. The actions naturally go together. When you go with what is natural, you are reinforcing things perhaps?
Just some rambling but it all seems consistent.