Hacking our body functions trough Ilan Lev Method

I have graduated in computer science many years ago and recently as Ilan Lev practitioner sometimes happens that I find bridges between these two worlds that may seem quite far from each other. Recently I found it interesting to observe how the Ilan Lev method works from the prospective of information technology.

By Davide Casiraghi
Nov 24, 2019 |
2 min read

If we compare a human body to computer hardware we can see that it’s built by many different components, each component providing a specific task.
All these body parts are coordinated by the brain and nervous system that offer a layer that allows an exchange of information between them.

In a computer, we can see the correspondent of this layer as the
Operating System. The OS offers a ground where all the hardware parts can dialogue and all the other software can operate.

Many times Ilan Lev during his movement classes refer to our body with the word Operating system

The OS manages all the hardware resources: ram, disks, keyboard, mouse, screen, etc.
When we open software, the OS assigns a slice of the ram to it. This is called a memory stack. And this software can read and write information related to its execution just in this part of the memory.

One of the most classical ways to hack a system is to provoke a "Stack buffer overflow”.
The hacker through various techniques fills the whole memory stack of a program forcing the memory pointer to jump out of this area.
At this point, the hacker can do whatever he wants, because it’s operating out of the box that was assigned, where just specific actions were allowed.

During the Ilan Lev method movement classes and bodyworks we use to do the same, through many different images and layers of movement information, that bring a constant flow of provocations to our system, we can overflow the whole capacity of the nervous system, and our conscious ability to process information, and in this way we can break our movement patterns, allowing new movement, new pieces of information to be part of our system.

It can be perceived as confusing in the beginning because we want to understand through our mind, that is too slow to process the multitude of information.
And when we drop our will to understand that we allow the hack to happen.

Since we are in use with the will to understand and to do the good movement, in a proper way, there can be some resistance we will need to face.

And it's when we think that we have found the right movement that we stop to learn. So, better to break it again and find a new variant.

Davide Casiraghi
24 September 2019

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