My name is Stephan Lautz. In my youth, when I went to Waldorf school, I often had headaches and backaches. They were so intense that I regularly got massages.
For many years I worked as a craftsman, site manager and architect. I know what stress means, had many accidents, several operations and a serious motorcycle accident. These were not easy lessons to digest. But in the end they brought me to a new way of life. Ballet, Yoga, Bioenergetics, Rolfing, Qigong and a lot of sports and physical activity led me to find the way out of resistance and tension. Step by step, I learned what it means to stand upright – in inner and outer balance.
Against this background I am always deeply impressed by the complexity and flexibility of the human organism. Behind the enormous complexity of our body there are basic, simple laws hidden. The more I understand them, the easier it is for me to relax physically.
What I consider essential:
- Don’t give up.
- The search for simple solutions.
- Change your habits from time to time.
- Ask for help in due time, because what are friends for?
- To do what one loves, even if it is not the easiest way.
- To love people with their weaknesses as they are.
- To forgive oneself – even if it may be difficult.
- Also times say: “I can’t continue. Now it’s enough”.
- Valuing your body despite the symptoms.
- Stay in motion.
Everyday life sometimes presents us with extreme challenges. It’s not always easy to keep your balance. And to smile at the same time. But it is essential to know the way back “home”. This is the way of bodywork. Relieve tension and find your way back into physical balance. Bodywork is the art of finding resistance in the body and freeing it from tension. Thereby the body activates its self-regulating healing powers, can recover and heal. – I will accompany you on this way.
In order to better understand the body’s signals, I ask myself questions to which there are no ready-made answers. “How can you let go of control? How do you stay in flux in the face of the hardships of everyday life? How do you become elastic and springy while maintaining clear boundaries? What is balance?” I pursue these questions and come across amazingly simple answers again and again.
For many people who feel their tensions, freedom from pain is the only outstanding goal. – For me, painlessness is a first important step on the way to learning to perceive my body and its signals more clearly, so that I then – in the next step – experience my fellow human beings and the whole world in a more relaxed and open manner.
But bodywork can be more …
If you are relaxed and centered, if you perceive the elastic flow of your movements, if joy rises in you from deep openness, if you feel like dancing, if everywhere friendliness envelops you and your inner softness radiates through your skin, with a broad smile … and the world smiles back … then you are on the right track.
… then you are on the right path.