The whole family loved my daughters new shoes that lit up as she walked! A perfect glammed up accessory for any little girl, and no doubt a few glamour mammas too – maybe myself included….
However, I was initially dubious about their longevity and how on earth was one meant to change the battery – or was this yet another consumerist item in our throw away society that would inevitably land in the fill.
So, when I found out that these little beauties were in fact powered by piezoelectricity, I laughed at my ignorance!
Piezoelectricity is created by deforming particular crystals by applying or releasing pressure. When this occurs they polarise and create an electrical field.
Once armed with my new knowledge – I soon realised that the same effect is being reproduced in our bodies all the time. When an electron moves, it creates an magnetic field. So consider this, every move you make or breath you take, tiny currents of electricity are created.
Massage and acupressurists have know for ages the effect of compression along meridian lines and pressure points. Our bodies are a mass of bioelectricy and subsequent magnetic fields. Electromagnetic signals traverse our spine and execute the passageway of our nervous system. Everytime we file or retrieve a memory an abundant electricity grid lights up in our brain. Imagine the magnetic fields surrounding our head alone.
Here’s an interesting experiment – next time you are slightly out of range from your car – place the key against your head and then try to unlock your car…
Medical scanning technology has shown that the electromagnetic field that surrounds our body radiates approximately 3 -5 feet in all directions!
With this in mind, I can’t help but to bring to mind the energetic aura system of the body, and even if you can’t see someones aura you can almost always feel it.
The body’s energetic system is subtle yet very real. Sure the tourniquet effect of restricting the movement of blood to a body part for a length of time before releasing it, sends a rush of pressurised blood to the joints and fascia, nourishing and healing the area and breaking down scar tissue. However, there is a great deal more taking place in the body when we stretch and compress our bodies.
When you lie in reclining pigeon, or any other yoga posture, you are stressing your tissues which generate piezelectric currents which in turn create magnetic fields that trigger healing responses. Bernie Clark in his Yin Yoga Book expresses it perfectly. “As we stretch, twist and compress our muscles and connective tissues, we are energetically turning ourselves on, literally.”
And no batteries required.