Holistic Living

What is Kinesiology?

Delighted to have re-connected with Yasmin Darwish, a friend of mine from our time living in Dubai. Yas, is now based in Melbourne, Australia and runs her own Kinesiology and Mentoring business. I’ve been following her on social media and have been curious to find out more about her practice.

A brief introduction for you via my own research ….

Founded by American chiropractor, George J. Goodheart in 1964, Applied Kinesiology is a technique in alternative medicine which links oriental ideas about energy flow in the body with western techniques of muscle testing. It is based on the belief that various muscles are linked to particular organs and glands and that muscle weakness implies dysfunction. It claims to be a healing system that detects and corrects imbalances in the body.

Interesting right? I chatted to Yas over Skype to find out more ….

Before coming across your Instagram feed I had never heard of Kinesiology. Can you please give us a brief outline of what it entails?

Kinesiology is a non-invasive modality that works with the body on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.

Kinesiology taps into your subconscious mind using muscle testing and allows me to find out what is holding you back. Our body knows when we are well and not well, stressed or not stressed so by using the muscle testing to tap into the subconscious mind we are able to find out where there is an imbalance in the body which doesn’t allow us to move forward in any area of our life whether it be physical, mental or emotional.

Also, because your subconscious mind is like a human computer, it remembers everything in life, from when you were born, the belief systems you have from your parents or other authorities and even the things that may have affected you as a teenager or even in your adult life so we need to bring those situations to the surface to be able to clear then allowing you to feel inspired to move forward.

How does it work exactly?

We use Muscle testing to get bio feedback response from the body to understand where there are blockages on all levels (this could also be energy blockages in chakras or meridians).

When I test the muscle and there is a weak response (eg; you cant hold your arm up when I put pressure on it) that means there is a stress response and when the muscle of the arm is strong (eg; when your arm is holding strong when I put pressure on it) it means there is no stress response.

When there is a weak response it means we need to work further to understand where the stress is coming from and how we can clear it using a whole range of different techniques.

What would you say are the top 3 things Kinesiology can help to treat?

That’s a hard question because it really doesn’t have any limitations but if I had to pick my top 3 it would be;

  • Learning to love yourself and be confident
  • Trauma
  • Limiting beliefs

How has Kinesiology helped you personally?

Kinesiology has changed my life. I felt so stuck in life 5 years ago. I hated my job, I was in a relationship that was no good for me and I didn’t know what to do.

Kinesiology allowed me to understand why I wasn’t able to move forward in my life and it helped me be the best version of myself.

At the start of my kinesiology journey I cared too much about other people’s opinions, I didn’t have enough self love and I doubted my abilities.

Now I can truly say I love myself on the inside, I run a successful Kinesiology and Mentoring business after leaving 15 years in the corporate world and I’m in a beautiful relationship and have been for the last 5 years.

What has been your proudest moment as a practicing Kinesiologist?

There have been so many however the biggest ones that stand out are 2 of my clients who both struggled to have babies both fell pregnant after working with me. It gave me a tremendous amount of joy seeing my clients happy!

Do you have any clients overseas?

Yes I do actually. I work with clients all over the world via Skype. I am able to muscle test myself on the clients’ behalf while we talk through the session.

Thanks for sharing that Yas!

If you’d like to find out more you can visit Yasmin’s website here or if you have any further questions, feel free to drop her an email on yasmin@yasmindarwish.com

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