Muscle Testing – Applied Kinesiology In Action

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Tatiana Azman
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Have you ever struggled with a problem that became a real dilemma for you?

Maybe you were “torn between two lovers” as the old song goes, or needed to make a career change and weren’t sure which path is right for you, or you wanted to know whether a particular food could be the cause of your chronic fatigue.

Worry no more if situations like these arise. As any question or problem you have can be answered or solved through applied kinesiology – also known as muscle testing.

Here we explain how that works.

The Body’s Language

Muscle testing is a reliable guide for life choices (big and small).

Our bodies are much more aware of the energy of the universe than our conscious minds are – that is, until we train our minds to become aware.

We are naturally attuned to a higher intelligence, but most people either are not in touch with their bodies, or they do not believe that the body has a language of its own.

Have you ever had a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, or a tightness in the chest, when you are feeling upset about something?

Or a lightness of being and a feeling that you are walking on clouds, when you are happy?

Have you ever felt chilled knowing that “something bad is going to happen” but you have no idea what …?

These are examples of your body’s natural attunement to the higher energy, and the ways that it communicates with you. Energy is transmitted through your body.

If you’re in tune with your body’s language, you will see that it speaks to you all the time.

Using muscle testing is a great way to become attuned to your body. And through the body, you attune to the higher intelligence.


Everything in the universe is made up of energy packets vibrating at different frequencies. And different frequencies can affect each other.

You’ll know this from your own experience – you walk into a house you’re interested in buying and immediately get a bad “vibe” from the place and no amount of sales talk from the realtor is going to sway your opinion.

Or, you’ve been in situations where one person’s negative energy, or positive energy, has immediately affected the energy of the group.

Becoming attuned to energy through your body can also give you answers to your questions. A yes/no, true/false, good/bad question is going to give you energetic feedback via the muscles.

A positive high-energy field manifests as muscle strength; a negative low-energy field manifests as muscle weakness.

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How To Muscle Test Yourself

You can perform muscle testing on yourself anytime.

One method is to stand, with your feet a little less than shoulder width apart, with the knees very slightly bent (not locked). The stance is relaxed and balanced, able to move in any direction fluidly. It’s good if you have someone to observe you, but you can do this in front of a mirror if you’re alone.

Ask yourself a question in the form of a true/false, yes/no statement such as, “this house is the right home for my family” or “this is the wrong partner for me.”

If the statement is true, your body will – with no conscious effort or decision from you – lean forward. If the statement is false, your body will – again, on its own – lean backward.

Positive, happy, truthful statements have a strong energy field that pulls you forward.

Negative, sad, false statements have a weak energy field that causes you to fall backward.

We can lie to ourselves and talk ourselves into just about anything, whether or not it’s right for us (for our higher good).

But the body doesn’t lie. It can’t.

Your body doesn’t differentiate between labels that our minds assign to things such as good/bad, true/false – because again, we can talk ourselves into doing all sorts of things that we know are not in our best interest – but we justify them, rationalize them and call them “good” because of some condition or other.

Things like, “I really hate this job but it’s good money so I’m going to stay” (knowing that you’ll be miserable all week and live for the weekend) instead of finding a job that fulfils you, and where every day is a joy.

All the body knows is energy, and the energy contained in each statement you make.

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Decision-Making Using Muscle Testing

The muscles’ response is a manifestation of intuition. It’s the higher intelligence speaking to you through your body.

When you learn to apply this knowledge, and apply it frequently whenever you are unsure about a situation, you will dramatically change the quality of the decisions you make.

We make a lot of decisions based on what we think we should do… but these ‘shoulds’ are not always aligned with our higher good. So don’t be afraid to ask questions.

And more importantly, don’t be afraid to listen (the truth is not always what you want to hear) and act on your intuitive guidance. It will not steer you wrong, even if you have trouble believing it initially.

As you begin seeing positive results based on muscle-tested decisions, you’ll come to trust your intuition, and the way it speaks to you through your body.

Muscle testing is a way to move toward a life that best suits who you are at the core level.

You will be filled with insight and inspiration as you begin to honor your body’s language, and you will be happier and happier the more you make decisions that are aligned with your higher self.

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Tatiana Azman

Tatiana Azman

Tatiana Azman is the SEO content editor for Mindvalley and a certified life coach. With a background in spa and wellness as well as having gone through a cancer experience, she's constantly on the lookout for natural, effective ways that help with one's overall well-being.
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Tatiana Azman

Tatiana Azman is the SEO content editor for Mindvalley and a certified life coach. With a background in spa and wellness as well as having gone through a cancer experience, she's constantly on the lookout for natural, effective ways that help with one's overall well-being.

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