POLARITY THERAPY is an all-encompassing health care process, which balances life energy in the body developed by Dr. Randolph Stone (1890-1981). Dr. Stone travelled the world to study various cultures versions of healing. What he discovered was that energy was the source behind all healing. Dr. Stone incorporated energy principles mainly learned from Ayurveda and the Tao with his background as a Chiropractor, Osteopath, and a Naturopath to create Polarity Therapy. His genius lay in his ability to see the essential and unifying diverse approaches to healing.
Polarity Therapy understands that everything is animated by three basic energy principles and when these flow properly we experience health. The three principles are related to the involution and evolution of energy, or expansion and contraction. Energy starts at a (1) neutral point, (2) expands outward and then (3) contracts inward going back to the (1) neutral source. Practitioners are trained to track this energy flow and mainly through bodywork, support the client to balancing energy and regain health.
Stone called specific energy centers in the body known as chakras, swirling vortexes of energy. Working directly with the chakras is another way into the subtle energy field. Inspired by Indian mystics, Dr. Stone used universal elemental correlations for the five lower chakras.
These five elements; ether, air, fire, water and earth also appear as astrological references to human anatomy. The elements are what the Polarity Wellness Tarot suits are based.
Polarity Therapy also includes exercises, communication skills and health building diets.
The simple yoga type exercises and stretches have anatomical references and in turn have elemental qualities to assist clients to continue the work. Polarity Wellness Tarot has applied these exercises to the Minor Arcana as a way to embody the lessons of the cards.
The communications skills aspect of Polarity was left largely up to Dr. Stone’s disciples to development, although references to thinking affecting the balance of bodily energy is through out his writing. This aspect of the work has greatly influenced my Tarot readings.
Dr. Stone’s health building and cleansing diets is loosely base on Ayurveda looks at food through the elements and how closely they are grown to the ground. These concepts could very well be applied to Polarity Wellness Tarot.