What is AEQ method®?

AEQ is a method that, through a higher awareness of the body, helps us truly feel ourselves and better satisfy our needs. It offers us the knowledge required to understand the discomforts we feel when we increase contact with ourselves, helping us not be afraid of our reality, which is stored in the body and our subconscious.

The first step in change is becoming self-aware. Observe yourself: your thoughts, fears, beliefs, habits, actions, and inactions. Most of us believe that we direct our lives by ourselves, with our own decisions. But is it like that? I think not. Depending on how spiritually developed we are, we may make hardly any decision daily that would fully express that we are clearly aware of our path and ourselves in the present moment. For the most part, we act like robots, self-sufficient, automatically programmed, under the tactic of old habits developed from reactions to emotional events from the past. This affects our physical condition – chronic pain and our psychological condition – depression, anxiety, anger, and emotional instability.

By learning the AEQ method, we also learn how to act consciously. We train our consciousness to act as an observer of our thoughts, which allows our decisions and actions to be realized by supporting our goals and desires.

Thus, the AEQ method teaches us self-awareness and control of movement, thinking, and actions restore the ability to control muscles, body, self-will, and thinking. It offers an original way to relax muscles, which also has the effect of relieving stress.

It is incredibly important to develop the ability to feel your own body. We can improve and maintain it with AEQ exercises. Being self-aware feels pleasant, even selfish; you are paying attention to yourself and are changing the way your body works with your mind. Who am I to be so important? We are just as important as everyone around us, which we should respect and love, just as we love ourselves. That’s why we think about ourselves and are trying to familiarize ourselves with our inner depth and nurture the spiritual explorer within us.

But our body, the one guiding the explorer, is also present. Something is hurting us, or we aren’t relaxed enough, and we feel as if certain movements and movements are tightening us. For a long time now, we no longer know how to move with full awareness, so we listen to the movements and observe them; movement is a matter of course for us, doing things that do not require excessive attention or control. We control and improve the things we are aware of; if our awareness is trained, we can better control our thoughts, words, actions, and movement.

Through somatic research and the AEQ method, we coordinate our movement and improve the efficiency of our functioning and life.

When we train self-awareness, we live to the fullest because we will most likely drop any useless or harmful habit – both physical and psychological. Our responses will become more appropriate because we will use our newly discovered potential. A person is shaped by his genetic material, primary family, and society. Beliefs, habits, behavioral and thought patterns, and information should guide us in our vigilance: let us vigilantly monitor our inner happenings and actions! This will make it easier to determine which burdensome patterns we are so faithfully implementing are not needed at all. When we become aware of the consequences of our bad habits, we can decide to change them. Our beliefs and actions, which match our desires and intentions, will help us achieve better control of our mind and body. We don’t want to be software, but an organic computer that evaluates and modifies and improves the software to make it work better and better as a whole.

It’s true, genetics can play its part as well as your spiritual aspects, but most of what shaped you comes from your beliefs, imitation, and information received from others. 

As mentioned before, beliefs are not necessarily right or wrong, but regardless of their value, beliefs circulate and travel from one generation to another until they reach you as well. Once you know this and feel the consequences of wrong habits, you can consciously choose to abandon all beliefs and actions that do not support your desires and replace them with beliefs that will help you achieve better control of body and mind.

Remember that thoughts lead to feelings, which lead to actions, and actions lead to results.

With the AEQ method, we safely, gently, rationally, and eliminate chronic pain causes in the long term.  

This is an education process with which we ‘retrain’ ourselves and consciously change our behavior, posture, and movement. It is an active, not a passive method; it is a successful way of sensory-motor organic learning that teaches us to eliminate the causes of most chronic muscle pain and movement limitations in life.

The AEQ method was created by upgrading clinical somatics (in Latin, Clinice, the science of healing bed-ridden people and Greek, soma, the body) and it’s the study of soma, where soma is not only how we perceive our body in the first person, but also how we control it. Soma is a set of sensory-motor functions, some of which are conscious and intentional (acting under the influence of our will), and we have learned them, while others are those we learned as children and then forgotten about.

The cause for the state of chronically tense muscles is the loss of conscious sense and control over our muscle tone. We lose the ability to stop performing a movement and doing something completely different. This condition is caused by sensory-motor amnesia, which develops from injuries, habits, and stress. Due to sensory-motor amnesia, the muscles became used to being tense, and they stay that way, despite us trying to relax them. Stretching, massages, chiropractors, or painkillers won’t help us in the long-term. If we wish to remove the problems, we must once again sense and learn how to relax tense muscles.

The AEQ method has solutions that will help fix continuous and unnecessary muscle tension. It enables them through changes in our brain or nervous system and their control over muscles and movement. Due to sensory-motor amnesia, the brain does not feel the contraction and forgets how to relax the contracted muscle when its tension and contraction are not needed.

While most pain relief methods try to eliminate pain in a particular part of the body (neck, hips, back…), the AEQ method understands that body pain is only an integral part of a broader pattern of our dysfunction. These patterns reflect our characteristic responses to stress, which include muscle contraction. Sensory-motor amnesia and dysfunctions caused by it manifest in three special movement patterns that we call the green light reflex (go forth), red light reflex (stop, go back), and the trauma reflex (results from injuries).

The basic purpose of the AEQ method is to increase order with contracting and expanding muscles that participate or should participate during movement. Muscles participate in the movement in two ways: by contracting and relaxation/expanding. With every small movement, all muscles will have to work together in a coordinated manner and perform the movement in an orderly and efficient manner. This is only possible if no sensory-motor amnesia is present.

The brain’s task is to guide the muscles into performing the correct move by synchronizing their participation in the movement. That’s why good sensing is important. The brains create the required order in the soma. According to the degree of orderliness, we can perform more or less complex movements. We perform the movement lightly, painlessly, with a pleasant feeling and without resistance, if the level of our orderliness for the movements is high enough. However, suppose the movement requires orderliness and a degree of control that our neuromuscular system does not possess. In that case, we feel fear, resistance, and the need to overcome our limits to perform the movement anyway. We never see this in children, as they do not perform movements for which they are not yet prepared, but remain in a pleasant area that shows them the limits of current knowledge.

Children are being led into discovery by curiosity, which allows them to slowly and progressively increase their knowledge without the need to fight or overcome themselves. But despite the apparent slowness of a child’s approach to improving the development of new skills, his learning leads to progress that adults cannot achieve even with diligence, effort, and overcoming themselves.

Conditions that can be eliminated by learning the AEQ method
The AEQ method is very effective with relieving and eliminating chronic pain and conditions such as:


I feel more energetic and confident after the program
I am glad I stepped into the world of AEQ. I enjoyed your teachings, knowledge and leadership.
With you guidance, I was able to focus purely on your explanation.
After 30 days, I know the basics of each exercise enough that I can perform it a little differently each time
I realized that leading with a teacher is much more effective than if I doing it alone. That I have many parts of my body that I can’t feel or connect.
I am performing exercises regularly, because I feel that they’re having a positive impact on me.
I knew I found the right thing
I am now aware that the rigidity of my neck and vertigo are associated with the energy of unexpressed anger, which would otherwise leave a positive impact on my surroundings
My daughters scoliosis
One month after completing the AEQ breathing program – Description of the impact; on me, on my life and higher emotional maturity
Exploring your soul
I am creating more and more order in my relationships, I am more aware, and I am able to realize faster what do I want and what I not want and how to achieve that.
The truth that Aleš gives is objective, supported by strong arguments, a lot of knowledge, and experience.
Thinking about the AEQ method
Thank you Aleš for your detailed instructions, I have learned everything that I needed to learn

I am becoming more aware of my body, parts of it and areas where I am not relaxed. I am paying more attention to my walking and movement. Even during the program I began waking up in the morning without an alarm (something that hasn’t happened for about 40 years) and wake up more relaxed

I joined this program because I learned, through previous programs, how very tense I am. I began learning how to relax and feel my muscles, as well as how to correctly perform and lead AEQ exercises. I realized how important correct nasal breathing is. Mine was the opposite. It was shallow, distorted, I was regularly hyperventilating, which you have pointed out to me several times.

I decided to enroll in the 30-day program because I believed that this approach will help motivate me in performing AEQ exercises more regularly. When I performed them on my own, I spent most of my time just reading. And then, I tried to perform the exercise. When reading, I tried to memorize as much as possible, so that I can then perform the exercise without stopping, which distracted me from sensing my body.

I maintained a daily routine of exercise, but only once a day. I think that it really helped that we worked together for 30 days, that it then became and remained a habit and it seems quite normal to me that I do the exercises for 20 minutes every morning.

I decided on the 30-day exercise management program because I thought that this way, I would be able to exercise more regularly and with greater presence. When I was doing the exercises myself, I spent quite a bit of time reading. Then I tried to do it. When reading, I tried to remember as many things as possible so that I could use them during the exercise, which distracted me from my feelings. I wanted to memorize the exercise in its entirety as soon as possible so that I wouldn’t need to read it again.

Even though we completed our first ever exercise, you have already gained my complete trust. In today’s flood of charlatans, your method, accompanied by your dedicated guidance at every step, is reliable and, above all, very well-argued. I used to say to myself when asked various questions that you wouldn’t be able to answer…

If life is fair in anything, it is in settling accounts for our relationship with ourselves, our body, and our psyche. Everything we neglect while taking care of our body and mind with the excuse that it’s not important…

At first, I noticed how free my rib cage became and the increased ability to express happiness, love, and anger. Now I am learning how to use my anger more effectively – not suppressing it but also not going completely mad because, during the program, I also allowed myself this experience, which did not have the best effect on my relationships.

In June 2016, we discovered that our then-11-year-old daughter had scoliosis. A visit to the doctor and an x-ray scan confirmed that it was a 22-degree shift. They immediately recommended a conservative treatment…

Today I can understand that during the whole month, while actively performing AEQ exercises and breathing protocols as explained in the program, I had a regular symptom of cleansing the body with the presence of worms in the stomach and cleansing through diarrhea. A whole month after the program, I noticed that my body was being cleansed and detoxified with this method.

I was slowly giving up on my back and leg problems; Even a hip replacement at the age of 44 didn’t fix the painful walking. Although the x-rays confirmed that the operation was a great success, to my great disappointment…

The exercises have become a routine, they help me relax and find my zen. I wasn’t consistent enough with them at first, I didn’t give them enough attention and didn’t dive deep enough into understanding them. The program for the bottom part of the body helped me to put myself back into the routine. I am creating more and more order in my relationships, I am more aware, and I am able to realize faster what do I want and what I not want and how to achieve that. I have lightness in my step. Thank you for the opportunity to get to know myself better and for teaching me how to create order in my life.

I haven’t noticed any progress in terms of improving my condition (SMA) yet, because I couldn’t do movement exercises regularly because of the pain (I was doing breathing protocols). Still, I began to notice more and more the increased emotional maturity regarding regulating my behavior in relationships with people. I am more and more authentic, and I express what I feel at the given moment – in a mature way – and I no longer try to please others.

Is AEQ really just a method to effectively re-establish the brain-muscle connection and eliminate sensory-motor amnesia? Or is it perhaps hiding something more inside it? It also works on levels that are…

I have been searching for solutions for many years with different teachers and therapists but I haven’t been able to achieve my desired results yet. I am glad that I finally found a teacher with an immense quantity of knowledge like you. This is the first time I’ve heard of the AEQ method and I can say that I am becoming friends with it because I am already seeing the effects of the exercises. What I love most is that the main focus is kept on the body – I’ve been ignoring this the whole time. I feel a release of various emotions during the exercises. I find that my body doesn’t always listen to me when I give it an order.

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