Leading Your Movements

From Body Communication
Jump to navigationJump to search
Leading Your Movements
Questions This Answers
  • Can my body just direct me in what it wants me to do?
  • What can my body show me how to do?
  • How does it show me?
  • Can it help me give massages?
  • Look, I'm tired. I didn't sleep well last night, so unless body communication can help me with that… Wait, can it?
It likes to move it, move it.

Direct & Indirect Information

You may have noticed that some areas of the body feel more natural for some queries than others. Your hands feel better at querying picking things up, while your feet feel more natural querying about walking. That is because hands are involved in picking things up and feet are involved in walking. They are part of the process and communicate more to you than a simple yes or no when you query them. The yes and no, that’s indirect information. A body part involved in the activity you’re intending, however, will also provide you with direct information: instructions for how your body wants you to perform the intended action. You can use querying to access muscle memory. While it’s easy to use muscle memory without querying, it’s fun to practice muscle memory with querying.

Lesson: Holding a Pen

  1. Place a pen down in front of you.
  2. Hold your hand out in front of you, paying close attention to it for a query.
  3. Intend to pick up the pen to write. Do not actually pick up the pen yet. This is a query. Unless you have written your hand to death today, your body likely has no reason to reject picking up the pen to write.
  4. Pay attention to the subtle sensations. Where did they move to? Move your attention to different parts of your hand. Where is the sensation?
  5. Rotate your hand in different directions, slowly, while still intending to pick up the pen to write. The sensations will adjust to your motions. Pay attention to where they move to.
  6. Try to move your hand in ways that follow the sensations. Make sure every little motion is an attempt to move in the direction of the sensations. You will find that they direct you to pick up and hold the pen.

This is direct information.


Try practicing with it. You can intend to do anything that you have learned that is now in your muscle memory. Your body may still discourage some actions, but what it encourages it will also direct with direct information.

  • If you know how to touch-type, pay attention to your hands query your body about. The sensations in your hands will move in very subtle ways to direct your fingers to the home row.
  • If you play an instrument, pay attention to a body part involved in playing that instrument and run a query about playing it.
  • If you play a sport, pay attention to a body part involved in the sport and query your body about performing a move that you have practiced a lot.

Indirect information is useful, but direct information can help more in a lot of situations.

Fields of Application


Direct & Indirect Information

  • When you intend to perform an action, there are two types of information you can receive.
    • Indirect information provides you with an encouragement or discouragement only. You get indirect information by focusing on a body part not involved in the action that you are querying about.
    • Direct information provides you with an encouragement or discouragement response, in addition to directing you in how to perform or move away from the intended action. You get direct information by focusing on a body part involved in the action that you are querying about.
  • Your body can slowly direct you in how to perform muscle-memory behaviors such as writing and typing.

Massage Sense

  • The direct information you get from body communication can direct you in massage by providing direction, pressure, and movement speed information.
  • The indirect information you get from body communication can direct you in massage by providing fine details on what to do with your fingers and such, as well as wider details of what to do with your other hand and the rest of your body during the massage.
  • It’s not perfect. A massage planning system is running the show, but the process can be distracted by either or both individual’s sexual needs, stopped by sudden rebuilds, result in pressing too hard on a bruised area without realizing it, or not give the person you are massaging as much enjoyment as would be possible if enjoyment information was considered. It requires practice and adjustment, but remember, you’re not the only one in your body practicing and adjusting.


  • Searching your body for all movement and position adjusting needs, slowly and meticulously, and performing every action that you find your body indicating is a synchronization. You can do this for as long as you want.
  • A synchronization can temporarily eliminate heavy fatigue or give you a large amount of energy, but both effects are temporary.
  • Synchronization can look like meditation, but it’s a much more active process.
  • You can usually still talk during a synchronization
  • A synchronization works by:
    • Making cooperation on the forefront of your attention.
    • Reducing the physical burden of your body parts.
    • Reducing your sleep synchronization burden, in the short-term.
    • Reducing the behavior inhibitory burden placed on you and other nodes on your network when you are not working with your body.
  • There are no known negative effects, other than looking a bit weird while doing it.


Add your comment
Body Communication welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.