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The word 'SYNTONY' comes from the Greek 'synton(os)' meaning  'attuned to', 'to harmonize'.  It also refers to healthy and appropriate responsiveness of the human organism to its environment. Syntonics® is guided by educational, rehabilitative and aesthetic principles. The goal is elimination of unconscious dysfunctional muscular and movement habits and recovery of harmonious balancing of effort in action and in rest. Syntonics® addresses itself to habits and behaviours caused by and manifested in excess muscular contraction and compensatory dis-alignment. The tools of the practice are the "Preliminaries" (see Practice). These are small, precise, repeated actions, which invite a new vocabulary and a special kind of attentiveness to sensory and kinaesthetic sensation. The most important goal is to incorporate this new awareness into daily activities, so that dysfunctional tension habits are replaced by conscious and freshly adaptable responsiveness.

"These movements originate from inside your body; they are not imposed from the outside. Their goal is not to have you escape from your body, but to avoid having your body escape you, and your life with it."

(Thérèse Bertherat)

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