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.
- 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.