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Bob Cooley, with the help of Erika Winston, giving an introduction to many beginner Resistance Flexibility concepts and principles by explaining and demonstrating the difference between muscle and fascia by showing a simple D.I.Y. experiment on the biceps and triceps.

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- Hi, everybody. It's Erica and Bob.

- Hi, Everyone.

- We wanna show you something about real flexibility training. There has been a paradigm shift in flexibility training. There's a discovery that will change the way people actually can become flexible, instead of always thinking, some people are born flexible and some people aren't, it's not really like that. The people that are flexible are doing something you are not doing, and I think we know what that is. And we're going to have you have that same discovery with yourself. I'm going to do it with Erica, she's going to do it with me, then you do it with yourself and friends, and then find out if you can make the same discovery we did. And then if you can, then we can apply it to all the muscles all over your whole body. Let's back up, let's start with strength training. Everybody understands strength training. You start where muscle's long, is at your bicep, you add additional weight into that arm and then you lift up that weight and then your bicep contracts and shortens. And it hypertrophies the muscle fibers, and then you develop strength and everybody knows it works and you can do it with any part of your body. So [...]

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Bob explaining how different types of people create different types of relationships with each other that are reflective of the 16 Genetic Personality Types.

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More than 30 years ago, I discovered 16 Genetic Personality Types. I call them The 16 Geniuses. I call them geniuses because they're so brilliant, and so intuitively amazing inside of each person, this genetic type that they're geniuses. And then once I discovered that and you know, I discovered that I was rehabilitating my body from my automobile accident and in the process of discovering how muscles naturally stretch by contracting and elongating, without intentionally looking for that information, besides my body changing and upgrading and repairing, I started accessing and developing different parts of my personality. That was really not really what I was intending and nothing I ever thought about ever doing. But here was it happened. And I couldn't deny the fact that when I stretch very specific muscle groups, I got very specific developments of my personality. And then I started interviewing a lot of people that I found out were that type that I could identify. And they helped me identify even more the traits associated with that aspect of my personality. I was of course, born a particular type and that's kind of a 24/7 affair and I know kind of the most about that. But everybody would like to have other qualities besides just the ones they're born with. But then what I noticed [...]

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Bob explaining how different genetic personality types inherently have different high and low traits associated with their type, the groups that start to form when you know types and how by knowing types it gives you the potential to see even more how unique and special each person is.

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In part one of the 16 Geniuses, 16 Genetic Personality Types, I introduced everybody to the idea that there are genetic types. The moment the sperm and egg have union, a genetic type is formed. And from that and after that, conditioning becomes extremely important to develop that person. And there are very specific things that need to happen based on what type that version is. So there's 16 genetic personality types. I identified that over 30 years ago. I've been collecting information on those genetic types every moment of every day for the last 30 some years. We have some data here. So let's start to bring you in to that information. The first thing that happens when you tell people about a type is, that types exist, genetic types exist. The poem that I wrote enters mind when I'm with the person, and that poem is, once you know about types, for the rest of your life, any time you meet a person, the indelible question will enter your mind, what type is this person? That's what happens to me. And then I have to try to explain to the person about what type they are and what other people's types are. Today what I wanna talk about is about the high and low [...]

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Bob explaining his thoughts on concussions, the various ways they negatively impact a person's health and what the process of healing can actually be like.

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Let's talk about getting unconcussed. There are a lot of people that have concussions, and not just people from athletic activities. Lots of different injuries occur to people where they get concussions in their head. Mine happened because of an automobile accident I was involved in, and as I was hit by the car and thrown and I tumbled onto the ground, my head got beat up pretty bad. And at that time, many years ago, they didn't really analyze people or diagnose them with concussions, so they just said my head was bruised. What I knew was that my head was incredibly sensitive, particularly on the left-hand side, to touch. And there's some other unusual phonomenas that let you know, that I identified a year later, that meant that I was concussed. You get very sensitive to light. That's one of the things. Another thing is that your anger trigger is way up. So people could do something that's very kind of innocuous, and all of a sudden, you're triggered, and you can be quite angry, actually. There are incredible stories about football players and being concussed, and it goes in a very wrong direction when they get anger, when they get that angry from their concussions. I didn't personally go that far with it, but the concussion showed up for me as more of an immediate memory loss and an [...]

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Bob sharing his thoughts on Lyme disease and what to do about it.

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I'd like to talk about viruses today, and in particular Lymes disease. I think people have learned enough about knowing now that when your body naturally tenses in resistance, and when you stretch, that you get an increase in flexibility, that's natural stretching. I call it resistance flexibility. And when you do that, you don't just get an increase in flexibility to the muscle, but its capacity to shorten, its rate of shortening, and the rate of the rate or the acceleration, but you also get a concomitant upgrade, potentially, in the health of different organs of your body. So when you stretch muscle groups on the outside of your lower leg, that affects the health of your gallbladder in traditional Chinese medicine theory, and I found that to be true myself. So when you're dealing with viruses, which muscle groups and which part of you actually deals with viruses. Well, there's two immune systems. You have an external immune system, and you have an internal immune system. Your external immune system is what protects you from things getting in, that's your skin, and it's associated inside with your lymph flow of your body. Your internal immune system is associated with your thymus, your tonsils, and half the function of your spleen, and that's associated internally with your lymph nodes, the largest number being in your gut. That's why they say health is in your belly. So [...]

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Bob sharing his thoughts on how the physical body is the foundation for experiencing religion and spirituality and how each different religion and spiritual tradition actually comes from a distinct Genetic Personality Type.

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There's a current trend for things to not be housed just in the institutions. Psychology is coming out of the office, medicine is coming out of the office, spirituality is coming out of the buildings, I wanna talk about 16 spiritual traditions. People like to call them religion sometimes. I identified many years ago when I was stretching different muscles that I could develop different parts of my personality. And they were parts that were either somewhat developed or not developed, but when they really went far into that way of being, of that particular type, very unusual high spiritual states, I entered into. And they weren't necessarily associated with my type, they could be with another type of person. So sometimes I would stretch really intensely and I could see that everything was perfect. And that I understood that perfection was not just what I thought it was. And then other times I would become incredibly ecstatic, where everything was special and beyond imagination, it was just so precious and intimate, everything was. And then other times I would enter into sobriety where I could be very clear about whatever people were doing, and that if they were addicted to a substance, it was really 'cause they were just [...]

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Bob explaining how a person's endocrine system can be negatively impacted as a result of a sexual abuse/trauma, how that often leads to weight gain and what to do about it.

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This is a very difficult topic to talk about, but I think if we talk about it and we learn some things about it, I think it can get rid of a whole lot of suffering that a lot of people are having. And the topic is sexual abuse and obesity, how those things are connected. I've stretched about 10, I call it 10,000 people. And when you are that intimate with people, stretching them and going after different muscle groups in their body and finding out where they have dense fascia and scar tissue and finding out how that's associated with their physiological health, not just biomechanically, but also their psychology and their emotional maturation and their spiritual or value systems, you start to learn a lot about people. People start to tell you things that probably regular people don't hear a lot about. You're just not in that situation. But in the profession I'm in, the healing profession, you get a lot of stories that would really, really quite difficult to handle. And so one of those is about sexual abuse and the connection with that and obesity. Of the, say, 10,000 people I've stretched, and I have a very kind of above average population in a lot of ways that I'm stretching, 60 to 70% have been sexually abused. I don't think people would imagine that. They think it's [...]

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Bob giving an introduction into his thoughts on Traditional Chinese Medicine, how through experimenting on his own body he independently arrived at many similar understandings as TCM and where his views differ.

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I would love to talk to you about traditional Chinese medicine. I initially came from the East Coast. At that time, we don't talk about Chinese medicine, we don't talk about energy, that's like far out stuff. It's 2020, everybody now knows about Chinese medicine. It exists, and there is an energy thing. People are starting to understand energy, right? In themselves, not just outside. What happened for me was that I discovered that muscles naturally contract when you stretch, as I've talked about many times, and when you do that, you get a change in your flexibility, the capacity of the muscle to shorten, and it changes the fascial material, and you get regeneration of your tissue, and it changes you biomechanically, and that's fabulous. And when I discovered that, I could hardly wait to fix my body from my automobile accident. So I started spending lots of time fixing my body, and one day I was stretching out my lateral hamstring on the back of my leg, and my bladder contracted. Well that doesn't make any sense to me, why would my bladder contract? So what I did was I called my friend from California on the phone, and she goes, "Hey Bob, "in Chinese medicine, the bladder energy channel "is on the back of the leg where you [...]

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Bob explaining what a weak link is in someone's personality and the significance of transmuting that into a gift.

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I think we need to talk about a really kinda very heavy topic. It's called a weak link in a person's personality, or what some people call, more mythological terms, an Achilles heel on a person. There's a very big issue about people having a childhood trauma that's quite severe for that person. And then what's the effect of that trauma on the person for the rest of their life if that trauma doesn't get turned into a gift? Well, what happens is that in childhood, sometimes people have an experience where there's a boundary invasion that occurs, and then the person can't really handle that, and then some part of their personality they disconnect from when they're in that situation. So, it's not the situation itself that's causing it. That's what's happening outside. It's the person's interface with that that determines what ends up happening to that person. 'Cause people can have very similar traumas, but they interface with it very differently. So, what happens is that this huge trauma occurs that the person, for whatever reason, isn't capable of handling. And then what happens is a person disconnects from some part of their personality. Now, I think people have 16, there are 16 genetic personality types, and I think somebody's born a particular type. So, then they have all these other 15 parts that are not so 24/7 affair, but [...]

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Bob explaining what it means to be self or other centered and how each one is really the balance of the other.

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I think we need to talk about being self-centered and other-centered. Now, I live in America. I've been to other countries and Americans take a lot of pride in being other-centered, thinking about other people. That's not necessarily how they're viewed but if you ask 'em, that's what's reinforced in America, is that you should be other-centered. I've been to India. They're not other-centered. They're self-centered. I don't have a negative take on the self-centered or other-centered. I'm not taking sides. I wish people would stop dividing things up and just see that they're the balance of each other and how they need to work. So let's talk about the two things. So when you're other-centered, other-centered means you're looking at the other person, you're listening to them, you're feeling them, you're taking them in and you figure out what would be a, and thoughts enter your mind, or feelings enter your mind and then you take actions that would be good for that other person. And when you're doing that, you're not particularly doing it because of what you're gonna get back. It's not about that. It's that you get a lot of pleasure out of doing something for another person. And if you don't do that, you don't get the pleasure that you know you could've gotten. And then there's self-centered. And what self-centered person does is that [...]

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Bob explaining the different inside and outside phenomena people experience and how to navigate those waters.

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Okay. Let's talk about what's happening outside and what's happening inside. How to process things that are in. How to process things that are outside. Well I think everybody knows when you're stretching, there's a physical part of you and there's the psychological part of yourself. And they know there's this emotional part of yourself and a spiritual part of yourself. There's four parts right. And the physical part of yourself is very much associated with the instincts of being very loving. And when your relationship with the outside object isn't working, then you're angry. And then the thinking part of yourself, the psychological part is associated with being either fearless or fearful. So you're afraid when you don't know something. And then when you know it, then you're fearless. And then the emotional part of yourself is associated with you're really excited about something and satisfied. Or you're anxious because you don't have satisfaction yet. And the spiritual part of yourself is associated with being very calm or peaceful. And frightened when things on the outside are dangerous to you. So the question is where is your attention when those different part of you are operating? So in some situations you're more emotional and social. In other situations you're more physical and active. In other situations you're much more [...]

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Bob sharing his thoughts on dating, chemistry and different types of relationships.

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Let's talk about who you're dating, or have dated, or will date. Let's talk about that. Well, the most unusual thing about dating and who you date is that nobody has any education about who to date. They're educated about what schools to go to, and what subjects to study, and professional jobs, and they're educated about everything. Food, nutritional products, but dating, there's no data. And why are people expecting themselves to date and be really successful at it. I think it's the wrong strategy. So let's get some education about dating and who to date and what to do about that situation. First of all, I think it's really important, when you date somebody, that you have an extremely positive attitude about the whole situation. You want to really value that person in a lot of different ways and discover them. You want to eat great food, you want to go to great places, you want to travel, you want to have great friends. You're going to want to go to great events. I mean, you really want to celebrate the life of being with whoever you're with. That's a really important thing to do. So you can really discover each other and develop each other in all those different situations. What most people don't know about is that most people are born as a genetic type. And what that means is that the moment the sperm and egg join, the type is created, and there's 16 of [...]

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Bob giving an introduction into his theory of 16 Genetic Personality Types.

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More than 30 years ago, I identified what I call Genetic Personality Types, 16 of them. I call them The 16 Geniuses. Let me tell you how that happened. What happened for me was that I was spending time as a director of a nonprofit kinesiological institute in Boston, Massachusetts. I was trying to discover how to move better. I had been trained by some really incredibly talented people, and they were amazing to be with. But I wasn't developing at the rate or even getting the results that I thought I should get from being with those amazing people. And I thought to myself, I think I'm smart enough, and I'm willing to work hard enough, I think, so why am I not getting better? They they must not know I don't know for sure, and they must not know otherwise they could get me to do that. So then I thought, well, where do you go? Well you go to the Medical Library, and you start reading about all the bones of the bodies and all the muscles in the body and the nervous system, and you start finding out what everybody else knows about developing movement of the body. And what I concluded after four years of doing that, I'm an autodidact, I like studying things myself, and then bridging into what the world knows about it. And so after four years, I realized, Western medicine at this current time, I don't find it very particularly successful at rehabilitation or teaching people [...]

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Bob explaining the meaning behind and significance of good looks.

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Let's talk about something that's really important to everybody, and I think it means a lot more than people know about, it's a person's looks. Well, I think everybody knows that your looks has a lot to do with emotionality, right? And your emotionality has to do with your ability to have your attention outside and handle feelings of self-consciousness, but let's get really specific about how this works. So in the emotional world there's four different kinds, general types of looks. One type of look has a lot to do with being very beautiful. Another look has to do with having great image, another has to do with persona, incredible persona, and the other is with handsome or pretty. And I think people know that generally people can be like that. And when they're beautiful something happens though, and I think that's the part that people need to know about, 'cause people, I think, general just think that if a person's good-looking they get a lot of attention for being good-looking, and aren't they lucky for being good-looking? I don't think it's so much about looks, and I don't think it's about the geography that you're born with. I think it has to do with how you're being when you're with other people. So there's two sides of this good look thing that people aren't talking about. One is that when a person's good-looking, it has something to do with the way they're being with [...]

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Bob explaining the idea of mastery through his story of learning how to swim.

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Mastery, a story. Many years ago, after my automobile accident, I had to rehabilitate my body, and one of the ways to do that was I started swimming. I need you to know that actually I never really swam as a child, I didn't have that opportunity. So for me to do that was really a rather unusual thing for me to do. And here I was learning how to swim and I asked a swimmer, competitive swimmer, to show me how to swim. So, we went to Walden Pond, a fabulous place in Massachusetts, a national treasure, and we get in the water and I don't wanna go deeper than I can stand 'cause I don't know how to swim. And he starts telling me how to put my head down and do rotary breathing and swim. And I try it and it's really uncomfortable on my shoulders. So, I said to him, that really hurts my shoulders. And he says, oh no, if you just keep doing it you'll get better at it. I said, no, that's unnatural, that feeling is not a natural feeling. That's not the way people should be swimming. I'm the competitive swimmer, he said. I go, absolutely correct. But, I'm just telling you, that doesn't feel natural. He got really upset. I was like, thanks very much, really appreciate your helping me. And then he left and I was like, okay, I have to figure out how to swim because that head down rotary breathing thing is torture to my shoulders. So, I got back in the water and then I went a [...]

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Bob explaining the process of transmuting sexual abuse into a high state of healing, individuality, psychological wellness and being able to see what's special in yourself and others.

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Okay, let's go deep. The topic today is going to be unraped To healer. It's more than obvious to everybody that when somebody is sexually abused, at whatever age that happens, that is a horrific experience for both people. It is ungodly. It's invalidating to the person that had happens to. It creates an entire cascade of physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual tragedies that start happening for that person and for the person that did it, or persons. Let's back up. We already know now from listening to the other videos about natural stretching that when you naturally stretch like an animal, your muscles naturally contract, say when you're stretching your bicep and then as you lengthen your bicep out it contracts and the fascia resists and that removes dense fashion scar tissue. Well, that dense fashion scar tissue is a trauma and that's how it manifests in the body, is in accumulation of dense fashion and scar tissue in the body. So, when you were stretching that muscle or being assisted to stretch that muscle and you allow your body and defer to your body to show you how to naturally tense and resist, there's a certain amount of tension and resistance that's necessary to remove that dense fashion scar tissue. And that's a natural thing your body [...]

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Bob explaining the difference between fitness and wellness and how to blend the two.

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I'd like to talk about adding wellness to your fitness. Now, everybody knows when you do fitness exercise, whether you're jogging, or swimming, or rowing, or tennis, or basketball, or baseball, whatever the fitness activities you like to do. Those develop your external immune system. Those are muscle groups on the back of your neck, and head, and shoulders, that go down the back of your arms. And that's associated, that kind of fitness is associated with your external immune system. Your external immune system, in traditional Chinese medicine, is associated with you skin, and with the lymph flow in your body that all goes from all the appendages up towards your heart. So the more fit you are, the more your external immune system protects you from outside things coming in that wouldn't be good to come in to your system. But that's not wellness, that's fitness. Wellness is associated with your internal immune system. Most people don't know there are two immune systems. An external immune system and an internal immune. The internal immune is associated with your tonsils, your thymus, and half the function of your spleen. And those together form an organ that does a particular function, internal immune function, and those are associated with your lymph nodes in your body, not your lymph flow. And your internal immune system is the part that fights viruses and [...]

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Bob explaining the concept of death force and life force.

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I wanna talk about something that's bothered me for a really long time now. And what that is, is the life force and the death force. Now, I remember, when I first started stretching and changing my body and upgrading my physiological health, I was very excited about the biomechanical changes in my body. Untwisting my legs, giving me suspension at my joint structures. Taking chronic pain and discomfort out of my body. Physiologically upgrading, all of those were really great. And then one day, I was at the grocery store and I was like, oh, they don't have any organic kale anymore. And I called a friend of mine on the phone who I taught how to stretch and I said, "Hey, how are you?" And he goes, "Oh, I can't find any organic kale." And like, "Me neither!" I was like, oh my god, I've been eating organic food all the time. I wasn't told to do that. I just found that when I ate a regular orange, that if I had an organic orange, I could eat one of those and I'd have to eat two or three of regular oranges. So the stretching was really changing me in certain ways. And I kept realizing that every time I took trauma out of my body, I got a high physical development and a high psychological and emotional and spiritual change and I thought that was incredible. And then it took me a lot of years to realize that these high... Personality traits are really just the composting, the taking the [...]

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Bob explaining the process of maturing feelings of lust into true and satisfying intimacy.

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Let's talk about turning lust into intimacy. Now, the whole concept of sex and sexuality, particularly in the West, has some history that makes it a little more complicated say, than in some other countries. But let's make it simple. Essentially when you're attracted to somebody, that genetic personality type that's associated with sex, the sexual type, the genius of intimacy, is telling you that your initial attraction is not a physical form of sex, it's attraction to something special about that person. And that specialness is something that's inside of them that gets demonstrated and presented and acted on outside, but at that moment, you're having an intimacy with that person. Later, after the primary attraction has occurred, then it gets differentiated into things like romantic, or the physical form of sex, or very deeply into liking the person. So, it's important to know that when you develop the muscle groups associated with sexual meridian in Chinese medicine, which begin down in your feet in your toes and come up the center of your thigh, lower leg, thighs, come up the front center of your body inside of your mouth there. As you develop those muscles you find people becoming more and more attractive. I think most people think they're only attracted to a couple people and very rarely do they find people attractive. That's not what happens [...]

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Bob explaining the actual source of most back pain and what to do about it.

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Let's talk about no low back pain. Now when you're talking about the low back pain, everybody thinks the pain's coming from their back. I agree you're feeling pain in the back. I completely accept that you're feeling that, but it doesn't come from the back. It's coming from your lateral hamstring on the outside of your leg. Let me explain why. What happens is that when your lateral hamstring is flexible enough, when the muscle is flexible enough, it can then shorten more. So some muscles in your body need to be longer in a normal standing posture, and others need to be shorter. And a lot of people, their pelvis is really rotated down and forward. That means the hamstrings are too long, and the muscles on the front and side are too short. And then most people would think the short muscles are pulling the pelvis into a flexed position. But instead it's really 'cause the hamstrings are not long enough, because if they were they would shorten and they would pull the bottom of the pelvis down, and then the pelvis would extend and rotate backwards, and then you wouldn't have such a curve or a compression in your lower back. So when you're talking about low back pain, we're talking about, you're normally for whatever reasons are carrying too much dense fashion scar tissue in your lateral hamstring. And you can go on the Genius of Flexibility webpage and it will show you [...]

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