By Ron Kurtz
Physique unearths: Illustrated advisor to the Psychology of the physique
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While some degree of obesity is present in this subject, this form may seem to be an idealized third type. There is an important distinction here, however. Overweight, in our experience, with a heavily padded abdomen, is most often associated with a lack of contact with the belly center. It is probable that this very lack of contact makes for the individual who constantly overeats to fill up. Where the enlargement occurs throughout, without obesity, the shape is compatible with good energy streaming into the lower belly center, and an index of good health and vitality.
This is the most direct way to contain rising influences and feelings, as every breath-holding child knows. The unblocked pelvis is able to swing freely forward and backward when walking to allow an easy to-and-fro motion, in contrast to a side-to-side wiggle. In this latter case, the heightened mobility, possibly suggesting greater sexual freedom, may only indicate an increase in local energy charge. This charge, however, occurs without integration with the rest of the body and is more often associated with an underlying hysteria than with increased sexual appetite or sophistication.
The same interdependence also exists on the emotional interpersonal level. A low sense of self is, for example, often compensated by constant self reference, seemingly endless reports of one’s activities, and bragging. All these lead away from meaningful contact with one’s inner feelings and, therefore, toward basically irrelevant communication. Little meaningful interaction takes place, and very little emotional nourishment is received, leaving the self unexpressed, unfulfilled, and still depleted.
Body Reveals: Illustrated Guide to the Psychology of the Body by Ron Kurtz