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MIND RESULTS  DUE TO BODY PRACTICES? MASTERS THESIS: CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION, FEBRUARY 2009 By Alex and Beth Iglecia Investiga...
Punchline(s) Yoga  works Movement is more than movement When you stretch your body, you stretch values, beliefs and worldv...
body body What does  movement  actually have to do with  body-based transformative practices ? mind body mind mind body mi...
Does opening the body’s physical/energetic structures affect/go-with opening of structures of consciousness?  Are transfor...
<ul><li>Body Instructions Only </li></ul>Body + Guidance &    Philosophy HIPS Spine/Heart Shoulders/Throat Whole Body Prac...
Movement & Transformative Practices Body & Mind  Paradigms and Theories Transformation & Conscious Evolution
Intention Attention Repetition Guidance Chakras Nadis Prana 5 Elements Human Development Stages & Mutations Values, Belief...
<ul><li>16 People </li></ul><ul><li>2 Groups (8 people each) </li></ul><ul><li>We were participants in Practice group </li...
12-Day Program:  Design 1-3: Hips 4-6: Spine/Heart 7-9: Shoulders/Throat 10-12: Whole Body
12-Day Program:  Instruments Demographic  Questionnaire Survey 1: Pre- Program Post-Session Questions,  Each Day Survey 2:...
Results Just a little bit of data…
Results: Q1  (quickview)
Results: Q2  (quickview)
Results: Q3  (quickview)
Results: Q4  (quickview)
Results: Q5  (quickview)
Does opening the body’s physical/energetic structures affect/go-with opening of structures of consciousness?  <ul><li>Yes,...
Results: Q1: Energetics
Results: Q1: Gebser View
Results: Q1: Spiral Dynamics View
Are transformative openings the result of working with the body, with the mind, or both? Yes, the study suggests:  Opening...
Results: Q2 : What is an Opening? Interpretation What it Means Indication: Level 1 - Strong Indication Indication: Level 2...
Results: Q2 : Openings
Results: Q2 : Emotions
Does one’s belief system/worldview predict or affect the changes in consciousness realized from a body-based transformativ...
Results: Q3 : Openings Demographic Questionnaire Survey 1 Ratios and Sums: Opening Score & Predictive Scores   Practice St...
Results: Q3 : Openings Linear Regression R^2 Values                   Open :  BAP-TP GBP SDP BAP-TP:GBP BAP-TP:SDP GBP: SD...
Does fragmented body-based practice affect consciousness differently  than whole-body body-based practice? The study does ...
Results: Q4 : Fragmented vs Whole Body
Does “what comes up” during a body-based practice mentally and/or emotionally relate with the theorized qualities (i.e., a...
Results: Q5 : Terms and Categories 12 Days x  16 People x  4 Responses per day =  768 Responses
Results: Q5 : Terms and Categories
Results: Q5 : Body Regions & Emotions / Chakra
Results: Q5 : Body Regions & Emotions / TCM
Original Question <ul><li>What does  movement  actually have to do with  body-based transformative practices ? </li></ul>
Conclusion and Discussion results due to typical mind-body practices are not solely the result of body work transformation...
Fitness Industry Mind-Body Industry Teachers Practitioners Medical Community More research Refinement of  Transformative P...
Final Takeaway If all your work is focused on the body, you will likely facilitate and support  some  growth in consciousn...
Contact Articles, Discussion, Classes, Workshops & Presentations Alex & Beth Iglecia 781-405-1248 [email_address]
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This study explores how physical work performed in conjunction with the human body was expressed in the mind, and specifically, how opening the body’s physical structures manifested in an opening of a practitioner’s values, perspectives, and beliefs with and without additional philosophical guidance. The study asked: (1) Does opening the body’s physical/energetic structures affect/go-with opening of structures of consciousness? (2) Are transformative openings the result of working with the body, with the mind, or both? (3) Does one’s belief system/worldview predict or affect the changes in consciousness realized from a body-based transformative practice? (4) Does fragmented body-based practice affect consciousness differently than whole-body body-based practice? (5) Does “what comes up” during a body-based practice mentally and/or emotionally relate with the theorized qualities (i.e., anger, love) based on body regions, according to Eastern or Western thought?

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  1. 1. MIND RESULTS DUE TO BODY PRACTICES? MASTERS THESIS: CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION, FEBRUARY 2009 By Alex and Beth Iglecia Investigating the contributions of the body and mind during body-based transformative practices to the process of non-physical human development
  2. 2. Punchline(s) Yoga works Movement is more than movement When you stretch your body, you stretch values, beliefs and worldviews Mind openings go with body openings
  3. 3. body body What does movement actually have to do with body-based transformative practices ? mind body mind mind body mind ? values beliefs worldviews
  4. 4. Does opening the body’s physical/energetic structures affect/go-with opening of structures of consciousness? Are transformative openings the result of working with the body, with the mind, or both? Does one’s belief system/worldview predict or affect the changes in consciousness realized from a body-based transformative practice? Does “what comes up” during a body-based practice mentally and/or emotionally relate with the theorized qualities (i.e., anger, love) based on body regions, according to Eastern or Western thought? Does fragmented body-based practice affect consciousness differently than whole-body body-based practice?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Body Instructions Only </li></ul>Body + Guidance & Philosophy HIPS Spine/Heart Shoulders/Throat Whole Body Practice Group Study Group
  6. 6. Movement & Transformative Practices Body & Mind Paradigms and Theories Transformation & Conscious Evolution
  7. 7. Intention Attention Repetition Guidance Chakras Nadis Prana 5 Elements Human Development Stages & Mutations Values, Beliefs, Worldviews Meridians Organ Systems Chi Energy 5 Phases Transformation & Conscious Evolution Eastern: Indian Ayurveda Eastern: Traditional Chinese Medicine Movement & Transformative Practices Clear relationship to Body Regions Unclear relationship to Body Regions
  8. 8. <ul><li>16 People </li></ul><ul><li>2 Groups (8 people each) </li></ul><ul><li>We were participants in Practice group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What happens when knowledgeable practitioners do not get guidance? </li></ul></ul>Study: Movement & Guidance Practice: Movement Instructions 12-Day Program
  9. 9. 12-Day Program: Design 1-3: Hips 4-6: Spine/Heart 7-9: Shoulders/Throat 10-12: Whole Body
  10. 10. 12-Day Program: Instruments Demographic Questionnaire Survey 1: Pre- Program Post-Session Questions, Each Day Survey 2: Post-Program Belief-as-Preparation for Transformative Practices (Predictor) Experiences and knowledge related to meditation, yoga, energy, chakras, etc… <ul><li>Energetics (Predictor) </li></ul><ul><li>Self </li></ul><ul><li>External View </li></ul><ul><li>Internal View </li></ul><ul><li>Gebser’s Mutations (Predictor) </li></ul><ul><li>Spiral Dynamics’ vMemes (Predictor) </li></ul>Same as Survey 1 Dominant Feelings Physical, Emotional, Mental Experiences What else going on that day
  11. 11. Results Just a little bit of data…
  12. 12. Results: Q1 (quickview)
  13. 13. Results: Q2 (quickview)
  14. 14. Results: Q3 (quickview)
  15. 15. Results: Q4 (quickview)
  16. 16. Results: Q5 (quickview)
  17. 17. Does opening the body’s physical/energetic structures affect/go-with opening of structures of consciousness? <ul><li>Yes, the study suggests it does. </li></ul><ul><li>Significant changes, and difference between changes in our three assessments before and after the 12-Day Program: </li></ul><ul><li>Energetic Views </li></ul><ul><li>Gebser’s 5 Mutations of Consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>Spiral Dynamics </li></ul>1
  18. 18. Results: Q1: Energetics
  19. 19. Results: Q1: Gebser View
  20. 20. Results: Q1: Spiral Dynamics View
  21. 21. Are transformative openings the result of working with the body, with the mind, or both? Yes, the study suggests: Openings happen with body work alone Openings increase with guidance 2
  22. 22. Results: Q2 : What is an Opening? Interpretation What it Means Indication: Level 1 - Strong Indication Indication: Level 2 - Weak Indication Closing Cultivated / realized lesser embracing/experience of values towards self/other Deciding to withdraw in some form   No reaction An absence of any noticable change or learning They state they felt/experienced nothing No movement, shift, or possibility of a shift is present Opening A movement or shift terms of values, structures of consciousness, major insight or realization about their life, forgiveness, compassion, love, etc Major learning or realization. Insight; a new connection or new capacity of feeling, thinking or being Deepening of awareness of anything other than the body by itself
  23. 23. Results: Q2 : Openings
  24. 24. Results: Q2 : Emotions
  25. 25. Does one’s belief system/worldview predict or affect the changes in consciousness realized from a body-based transformative practice? The study suggests: Previous knowledge and experience do not predict nor affect new transformation In-the-moment guidance facilitates transformation 3
  26. 26. Results: Q3 : Openings Demographic Questionnaire Survey 1 Ratios and Sums: Opening Score & Predictive Scores   Practice Study Opening Score 11 20 Belief-as-Preparation for TP, Sum 37 23 Ratio: Open / BAP-TP Score 0.30 0.87 Gebser Predictive Score, Sum 65 52 Ratio: Open / GBP 0.17 0.38 Spiral Dynamics Predictive Score, Sum 268 280 Ratio: Open / SDP 0.04 0.07
  27. 27. Results: Q3 : Openings Linear Regression R^2 Values                   Open : BAP-TP GBP SDP BAP-TP:GBP BAP-TP:SDP GBP: SDP BAP-TP:GBP BAP-TP:SDP GBP: SDP Practice 0.277 0.011 0.442 0.429 0.591 0.087 0.906 0.818 0.734 Study 0.035 0.130 0.040   0.014 0.518 0.171   0.807 0.861 0.957
  28. 28. Does fragmented body-based practice affect consciousness differently than whole-body body-based practice? The study does not provide a solid conclusion, but suggests revised thinking : How can we truly isolate when it comes to the body or the body-mind? Simply because we focus our attention may not mean we necessarily fragment… 4
  29. 29. Results: Q4 : Fragmented vs Whole Body
  30. 30. Does “what comes up” during a body-based practice mentally and/or emotionally relate with the theorized qualities (i.e., anger, love) based on body regions, according to Eastern or Western thought? The study suggests that either: The theories do not clearly predict emotional content and experience… The body-emotion relationship is more complex than the study was able to examine… 5 or
  31. 31. Results: Q5 : Terms and Categories 12 Days x 16 People x 4 Responses per day = 768 Responses
  32. 32. Results: Q5 : Terms and Categories
  33. 33. Results: Q5 : Body Regions & Emotions / Chakra
  34. 34. Results: Q5 : Body Regions & Emotions / TCM
  35. 35. Original Question <ul><li>What does movement actually have to do with body-based transformative practices ? </li></ul>
  36. 36. Conclusion and Discussion results due to typical mind-body practices are not solely the result of body work transformation is unpredictable and does not depend on how much knowledge or previous experience you have movement and body openings alone do produce openings in the mind
  37. 37. Fitness Industry Mind-Body Industry Teachers Practitioners Medical Community More research Refinement of Transformative Practices Who Can Benefit? WHO ELSE?
  38. 38. Final Takeaway If all your work is focused on the body, you will likely facilitate and support some growth in consciousness, i.e., you will become a better person for it. To take conscious control of your life and set yourself up for greater personal growth in the direction of your choice as well as in unexpected and unpredictable ways, both body and mind practices should be integrated in the practice itself .
  39. 39. Contact Articles, Discussion, Classes, Workshops & Presentations Alex & Beth Iglecia 781-405-1248 [email_address]
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