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Preferred Posture - The body is encouraged to go in the direction it is already heading.
Towards ease, and away from pain - the body seeks out its most comfortable position, Ortho-Bionomy should never be painful.
Client/Practitioner relationship - Ortho-Bionomy is done with a client, not to them or on them.
Timing - It is important to listen for the timing, of how long to be in a particular place or position, learn what the body wants.
Body's ability to respond - The body will release and self-correct when it is ready, and only then, and this may take place over time, after the session, perhaps days later.
Re-education - this is associated with many modalities but in the case of Ortho-Bionomy, re-education allows the person to integrate change as new proprioceptive information and more functional patterns emerge. New self-awareness and conscious patterns also emerge as a result.
Less is more. The body can only absorb so much information at a time, so often the most effective method is to do less rather than more, allowing the body to process the work in the days following the session.

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