Orgone Movements

also called

Revolving Spirals or Mini Movements



Orgone Movements are small movements that follow the common spiraling nature of muscles and bones. These spiraling movements are done in connection with general extension and opening of joints for a healthy release of tension in muscles and bones. The spirals can be done in just one part or area of the body or accomplished through the whole body. Generally it is best to start in one part, such as the hand and fingers, and proceed to larger areas of the body, such as arms and shoulders, until the whole body is spiraling. This approach is called “body part to whole body progression.” In terms of general health, it is most helpful to find gentle spirals that work the spine.


The dynamic effect is a pleasurable experience that can be likened to feeling like a light dance, but from an observer’s point of view it might be likened to multiple gyrations. The simple movements promote release of tension and general extension through the joints. The word "gyration" may imply some kind of added pressure, but this is not the case. Actually the movements are very effective in releasing internal pressures that have built up in the muscles and joints.


Orgone Movements were originally developed to gain relief from arthritis, and a daily work out or even a few minutes every hour with Orgone Movements can be very helpful in combating the pain of arthritis. But doing the movements is a light and easy way to warm up muscles and bones for any exercise or even to prepare for meditation. When the body opens during Orgone Movements, the mind seems to open as well.



Techniques of Orgone Movements

           The Basic Technique:

        • Roiling—basically an easy, simple motion of continuous spiraling motion that may have a look of complex motion because different body parts are creating different types of spirals in space. Roiling is done with a general sense of extension.


Added-Tension and Release Techniques:

        • Hunching—a pulling up or pulling in where tension is greatest, then releasing with roiling. For example, if the shoulders are full of tension, hunch upward increasing a bit of the tension, then release outward with a bit of roiling.
        • Arching—creating and holding an arch where the body is tense, then releasing out of the arch in a spiraling manner.
        • Splaying—pushing out the ends of areas of body tension, then gently spiraling back into a natural position.


The Best Stretching Technique:

        • Spiral Stretching—the best way to do any stretching is to reach with spirals and not angular, straight line motion.


Further Technique:

        • Wave—coordinating the spiraling motions into a wave that follows the length of a body part or the whole body provides an added development of openness.