Have you heard of mindfulness? It is a concept that has become popular in the last years, as a group of meditation techniques whose goal is to reach a state of full attention in the present. What mindfulness proposes is that people focus on the current time, without losing themselves in the expectations for the future or in past memories.
As human beings, we tend to do things automatically, instinctively responding to certain situations and stimuli. One of the main ideas of mindfulness is that living automatically like that prevents us from dealing with situations that are happening in the present in a flexible and objective way, which can lead to a series of negative consequences.
Living on autopilot puts us in a state that alienates us from the world around us, drowning us in thoughts, sensations, and judgments, and making us miss what is happening right in front of us.
That is why mindfulness has been a worldwide success for the last few years. The ability to have full attention and to objectively focus on what is lived at every moment is an incredible tool that works for different moments of human life. Whether it is to focus on an important task at work or to regain your well-being after a family crisis, the techniques mindfulness offers allow us to reconnect, relax and focus on the present.
However, the yoga work at the Kaiut Method leads to an even more efficient way to spontaneous meditation. That way is called jointfulness by us.
It is the state of presence and full attention obtained through the stimulus of one or more joints. Here, each joint stimulus generates an important neurological reconnection between body and mind.
In the conception of the Kaiut Method, each yoga pose is designed to be a lever system that acts biomechanically, stimulating an alignment between the brain and each part of the body. Such stimuli work as a natural realignment of the organism, physically and neurologically, with our highly functional ancestral nature.
When a joint is safely and consistently stimulated, the brain creates new neural connections to the whole body, including the stimulated region. That allows the areas of the body without mobility, for example, to be available again.
That is the logic of jointfulness. To stimulate the joints so the brain is capable of reorganizing itself and creating new neural connections. It is very important to have that neurological reconnection to the body movements, after all, the body does not change the brain. The brain changes the body!