Extended Lecture by
L E I L A Zabalawi
Physiotherapy and the Oneness of Body & Mind
Thank you for your attendance at today's presentation
of this important and interesting subject for many of us.
My involvement into this deep field of knowledge was triggered by a case of a patient I was helping few years ago in my practice at Sopot Medical Center .
The patient was a middle aged woman who experienced extreme muscle tension, and I employed all known procedures to help her.
But I realised that it was not the physical structure that is causing her disharmony. Physically she was fine.
Anyway, when I took the train back home, I was viewing my Whatsup messages on my mobile and smiling at a message from my dad - saying that the Pumpkin Cup I like is tooo big for coffee -
and rather more suitable for vegi soup.
He insisted that he cannot drink coffee from a Pumpkin Cup!
So I felt that was funny.
Then, I noticed that woman-patient I treated earlier was pushing her way to sit beside me in the train - asking me why I was smiling? She said: Is there anything in this terrible world that one may feel happy and smiling for!!
Anyway this led us to a chat about Pumpkin soup, vegetables, diet ....
Then I was so surprised when she got suddenly tense, red cheeks, sweating, and telling me: I am confused. I am confused because I feel part of me likes meat food but another part is vegetarian - in the same time!
This inner contradiction is causing me even physical tension, muscle irregularity and inner disharmony.
I told her that, apart from the usual sufferings between Birth and Death: (sickness and old age) which all people undergo, there are 4 additional sufferings: 1/ To depart from someone you love, 2/ To live with someone you hate, 3/ Unfulfilled desires, and 4/ Inner disharmony.
It was that Inner Disharmony
that was the cause of her physical tension- despite that she was dispononwana fizycznie, bez potrzeby do extensive therapy. She needed some relaxing instructions - but the main cause was the effect of inner disharmony.
Is it possible to dissolve inner tension and attain perfect harmony?
This is the question.