It seems that body contractions are created by beliefs, and also hold beliefs in place. There is a “mutual support” between identifications and unquestioned beliefs and fears, and body contractions. And these contractions and identifications also fuel compulsions and reactiveness, and create traumas and wounds.
This contraction-identification “knot” can be explored in different ways.
I can release the physical tension through, for instance, Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE). This may also soften the identifications, although they will still be there as long as they are unquestioned.
I can explore the body contractions through the Living Inquiries, looking at the different words and images associated with a specific contraction, so the sensations can be felt as sensations.
I can examine and question the beliefs and identifications creating the contractions, through – for instance – the Living Inquiries or The Work.
There are also other options, such as…..
Exploring the beliefs and identifications as subpersonalities, through – for instance – Voice Dialog or the Big Mind Process.
Finding love for the identifications, fears and contractions, through loving kindness, tonglen, ho’oponopono, placing it in the heart flame or similar.
Holding Satsang with what’s there – any subpersonalities, beliefs, identities, fears, contractions.
– body contractions – created by and holds beliefs in place, unquestioned fears, fuels compulsions, reactiveness, trauma