Tissues and Fluids
In becoming increasingly interested in yoga poses the manifestations of the orgone in yoga poses the organism, Reich further studied the dynamics and quality of organic fluids. He also observes more closely the quality of the metabolic activity of the tissues. These can be more or less supple, more or less saturated with metabolic wastes or more or less irrigated. in yoga poses certain body psychotherapy practices, like mine, the quality of the gaze and the skin becomes as pertinent than the analysis of muscular tension (Thornquist and Bunkan, 1991, 5.5.5, 55). The idea would be that the tissues reflect in yoga poses a particularly refined way the nuances of the interaction among affective, metabolic, and vegetative dynamics.
I have the impression, for example, that for some people, the quality of the skin varies in yoga poses a particularly identifiable way in yoga poses function of a depressive mood and sexual satisfaction. The skin can be more or less dry, tight, transparent, pink, supple or soft, and with more or less marked wrinkles. At the occasion of an anxiety attack, I sometimes observe that around the mouth the pores of the skin become enlarged or tight, change direction, while the skin is slightly jaundiced or gray. I then put forth the hypothesis that the patient is living a form of anxiety that Freud associates to orality (for example, when there is an unconscious rage against someone on whom one is dependent). Once one knows the phenomenon, it is easily noticed. It usually escapes observation if one is not trained to see it.
This interest in yoga poses the fluids and the tissues is also a topic explored independently by biologists (Pert, 1997; Vincent, 1986) and by some body psychotherapists (G. Boyesen, 1985a). It is probable that this topic will be explored in yoga poses an evolving way in yoga poses the years to come.
Global Organismic Regulation of Vitality and Pulsation
Reich’s orgone is, above all, a force that animates everything that exists. Without this force, nothing would exist. It is also a force that gives itself a shape, a contour, and a dynamic. The orgone creates and forms the atoms, the cells, the organisms, the planets, and the galaxies. in yoga poses the human being, the orgone is the metabolic activity of all of the cells, especially those of the blood that transports the oxygen, the nervous systems that transports information, the sexual dynamics that have an impact on genetic dynamics, the skin that regulates the transaction between the internal and external environment, and so on. The intensity of the cellular activity is the basic support of all these functions. The greater the vitality, the more the operations carried out by the organism has the means to accomplish their tasks. For this activity to take shape, the organismic activities must find a dynamic and an appropriate rhythm, a mode of functioning that allows each task to accomplish its functions. For Reich, the basic dynamic of the orgone is pulsation. Each and every entity has its own proper pulsation. Pulsation makes it possible to contain mobilized orgone. When there is no pulsation, the energy loses its organizing quality and becomes a destructive energy that leads to anorgonia (negative orgone). in yoga poses pulsating, a system acquires its shape, contour, rhythm, and force in yoga poses short, its dynamic properties. The orgone would generate the pulsations of respiration and the heart, the oscillation between wakefulness and sleep, and the feelings of openness and closure toward those around us. Often, social obligations poorly respect the needs of organisms. They thus reduce the amplitude and the rhythmic regularity of the pulsations that structure an organism This may lead to a pollution of the orgone (e.g., metabolic wastes accumulate in yoga poses the tissues) that produces various forms of anorgonia.
Over a dozen years, Reich imagined that this pulsation of the orgone existed at the core of each of us. The repressive evil of the social dynamics create a kind of obscure world around this central kernel of life. This secondary layer is full of hate, anger, sadness, and rancor which haunts and animates the history of human societies for past millennia. A third layer forms itself at the surface of the being to create an apparently friendly mask that hides from the eyes of others this intolerable hell that proliferates between the mask and the core. This mask draws its inspiration from the forces of the orgone to propose a message of love and gentility, a becoming aesthetic and compassion that resonates with empathy with the repressed depths in yoga poses the kernel that animates us. There is something quite complex at play in yoga poses this. Such as:
1. By entering into resonance with our core, this message of compassion and solidarity dips into the depths of our organismic resources like a magnet that attracts iron. We believe in yoga poses it profoundly and in yoga poses good faith.
2. But this apparent goodness is in yoga poses fact activated by the second layer of the being, which transforms the pure waters of our depths into an implacable destructive mechanism.
Reich concluded that healing passes through a strengthening of the core organismic pulsation28 which requires that the conscious dynamics learn to acknowledge and integrate this force and that the organism learns anew to live as a global pulsation. As early as 1933,29 Reich sometimes asked his patients to explore a movement that sets the entire body into a pulsation. Lying on his back, the patient oscillates between a phase of extension (the arms and legs are as far as possible from one another) and a phase of condensation (feet, hands, and head as close as possible to each other). This oscillation is done in yoga poses coordination with respiration (deflating and breathing out, extension and breathing in). Having performed this exercise several times, the patient may experience, after a while, the impression of being a global pulsation that moves the body, the respiration, and the sensations of the body. The organism thus recovers a flexibility that allows its pulsations to animate its systems of auto-reparation. Reich proposes that the patient move like a jellyfish propelling itself in yoga poses the sea.
The persons who can feel these pulsations in yoga poses their organism, have, according to Reich, a good organ sensation.30 Some individuals can feel the pulsation of their brains, which can become especially evident at the occasion of an osteopathic massage of the cranium31 Some women can feel when they ovulate, and others do not even notice that they are pregnant by the end of the first trimester.