Author: Dennis Bartram
So as a practitioner your skill is in detecting the response of adaptive change to the axis of motion of a joint and the direction the stress followed to establish the lesion pattern. A very integral part of the skill of palpation is relaxation of our body parts as we position ourselves around the client.
The skill of relaxation inside of any skill is mastery. When a person first learns a skill they can't relax beyond the level of ability. The more you relax beyond the level, the more the movements of the art become disassembled and fail.
Your ability at any skill level is collectively a synaesthesia of motor skills, co-ordination and the mental picture of the act. As you relax you dissipate the co-ordination and the separate actions disassemble and fail. Your cognitive awareness of the skill is still at a muscular control level. To relax inside the act is to rely on the unconscious competence of a global intelligence of the whole skill.
When you watch a master at work they appear to float through their actions and explain that they are not using strength but power. Strength is defined as the effect of force which is equal to mass accelerated. This encompasses Newtonian principles of leverage which would require a muscle to contract, pulling a straight lever or bone over a fixed fulcrum at the joint. So you can see that strength and the mastery of muscle relaxation are totally opposing responses. This mastery of relaxed integration has to be explained in a different language than Newtonian mechanics.
Power on the other hand requires a relaxed muscular integration. Once muscles are engaged in a tension coupling integration. They initiate the inertia of movement. The body moving behind this inertia can alter its geometry to produce nodal points of power propulsion.
Noel Huntley a physicist describes this relaxed mastery as quantum action which is defined as energy multiplied by time. It's based on Maxwell's electromagnetic equations which contained scalar wave terms known as quaternions. These waves explain the potential for a unified field theory and their applications. This free energy theory was considered too unstable to measure the paradigm of objective science.Â Part 3