Humanity was shaped through a struggle for survival caused by a lack of energy, not a lack of time; the body is adapted to this structure and function.
Our lifestyle, mental health, and surroundings determine our psychophysical condition, and we all know that. For many, however, it will be a new realization that due to repetitive muscle tension, improper breathing, and poor body awareness, the quality of our lives is declining.
With the help of the AEQ method, we realize how important it is to decipher messages from the body and understand the harmful effects on it. Our body is like computer hardware; we can’t change it with impunity, nor can we check-in passing whether something is wrong, and the hardware changes have already affected the software.
Unlike the mind, the body doesn’t perform any decision-making
Chronic conditions and pain in our lives call for creating order in systems such as our bodies. Our mind is, therefore, software that needs regular checking and a programmer at the same time. The limit to how far our powers go is the correct perception of reality. The same goes for our surroundings. Therefore, real perception is our responsibility, thus preventing disorderly situations; only in this way will we not pass them on to our descendants as we can pass on our debts.
Unlike our mind, our body doesn’t perform any decision-making, but is instead objective, unbiased and will not mislead you. His response to our surroundings is quantifiable, making it the perfect measure of how and how much the surroundings influence us, our health, and our behavior. But only if we have trained ourselves to do so. For that, we need a certain amount of time, motive, and a wish to explore our feelings, emotions, past, and childhood.
The AEQ method warns us that stress and diversity follow us from our childhood. Are we aware of what stress, a lack of energy, and new viruses lead us to? We should learn from our experiences to make a better future for our children.
It seems that for them some chronic illness is inevitable
Above all, we are waiting for a revaluation of the use of available time. The detrimental effect of an unrealistic attitude to time is manifested even before the child is born. Constant mental and physical stress a pregnant woman endures causes rigidity to the unborn child’s muscles and creates complications during development. While the profession will focus on new viruses in the future, each of us must think about what we can do for our health – the AEQ method is exact here: avoiding multitasking and thus stress, paying attention to the body, slowing down life, and thinking before taking action.
Any assumption of responsibility also includes social policy.
We are so thorough when observing the world and the events occurring around us but are way worse when observing ourselves. This already gets established in the school. Kids are supposed to sit calmly at school and pay attention to the teacher, or else they will be in trouble. We eventually teach them to be better at observing the world around them but spend no time to improve their self-consciousness.
So, they eventually lose their connection with themselves, which is very strong in the child’s early years. But the child learns that his parents live differently than he does and thus understands life differently. They do not understand that parents cannot feel the child because of their rigidity. That’s why he needs to adapt to them and give up their inner connection – or else he will be different from his parents.
The first three, four years, the child does nothing else but explore his abilities, learns on his recent failures, looking forward to new movements, and observing how adults behave with each other. The child does not get used to walking, coordinating the neck and eyes’ movements, how to turn from the back to the abdomen and back, squatting – he learns all this by direct experience and imitation.
When we gradually lose the ability to learn from direct experience later in life because we focus too much on our surroundings and little or nothing on ourselves, the order in our body begins to decrease. We begin losing the various movement skills if we do not use them, we do not explore our movement enough, do not observe and study ourselves, do not check our condition, and are too focused on the outside world.
Because there is no time, we are constantly in a hurry
We should be more familiar with time itself and explore the perception of time. Sadly, the demands for haste and temporal rationality can lead to barely scraping by, away from our proprioception and self-control. The result is a lack of energy, which is needed to control modern stress.
We mustn’t forget that man was shaped through a struggle for survival caused by a lack of energy, not a lack of time; the body is adapted to this structure and function.
Inequality, beating, alienation: stop, overcome
Many studies have shown that greater income inequality in regions and countries causes poorer relationships (less trust, more violence, addiction) and poorer health for all, both physically and mentally. Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson have summarized this massive body of research, and here shows the connection between economic inequality and mental health.
In this study set, Japan has the smallest difference between rich and poor and the least mental illness, while the US has the highest differences and the highest incidence of mental illness.
A large number of studies have demonstrated this relationship. And it’s not just the poor who suffer. Everyone in these stratified societies (a division of society, groups of people into individual social strata) has a higher risk of poorer mental and physical health – the greater the inequality, the worse the well-being of children and adults. The greater the chance of success if you have a strong enough desire and have enough food available for the effort you need, the more likely you are to develop chronic diseases.
This effect is seen among rich and developing countries in the US. The three percent of the richest have the same amount of money as 50 percent of the poor. Still, at the same time, there is a significant chance of the poor becoming rich in the United States, which is more difficult in the underdeveloped parts of the southern hemisphere.
Sweden, which has the smallest difference between rich and poor, has the highest welfare indexes, including children’s well-being. At the same time, Sweden is one of the countries with the fastest-growing inequality and declining child welfare (due to a reduction in the regularity of the relationship between taxes and social transfers in the country).
The virus prefers to reproduce in a society of differences. Differences in income, standard, availability of comfort and health services, social differences dictate chronic diseases, nurturing the connection of mind and body such a society knows only poorly. Differences lead to social and competitive stress and other modern diseases that shorten an individual’s vital period, be they rich or poor.
So, let’s slow down our lives to think about how to move forward and what’s important. Our bodies and our relationships are important. Here I see the progress of society – and the defense against invisible enemies.
The AEQ method and breathing are focused on eliminating the causes of chronic pain and chronic diseases that occur due to permanently increased muscle tone and changes in posture and movement of a person. These conditions also have a strong effect on respiratory processes, which are particularly susceptible to the effects of physical or emotional stress.