Wednesday, April 6, 2016



Accord, Communication, Cell Signaling, Indicator Muscles, Innervation… and known be the experience of body, triggered by structure, form, balance, stress, the full province of consciousness.

The artistry of our anatomical structure was indeed fully embraced by Leonardo da Vinci. How is a body constructed for movement, for survival, for life itself? Is there a ‘measure’ of man? By what divinity are proportions created? How is  form and function aligned? Wherein lies the embrace of grace, spirit and beauty? Man as divine proportion, as sacred geometry, as living spirit, as the art of BEING,  are expressed in da Vinci’s drawings, paintings, depictions, constructions, illustrated dissections. The depth of his knowing, his inspired exploration, his brilliant discoveries, his ever questioning genius, have been given unto us, indeed as the ART of BEING. 

To understand the body, its calling for nurturance, support, awareness, is to understand the very workings of our everyday existence. Every pain, every discomfort, ever illness, every disease, is the body calling for reappraisal, for change, for balance. And so we look to nutrition, to exercise, to relaxation, to massage, to what brings joy, satisfaction, goal and purpose. The body is reactive, reactive, reactive… Health and wellbeing are the result of responsiveness to the reactive body.

By the understanding of the very responsiveness of specific muscles and innervation points, one can bring an informed awareness of what the body is signaling. The Deltoid Muscle, as an indicator muscle, is used to measure the presence of, or obstruction of, energetic flow. The Deltoid Muscle located on the outer aspect of the shoulder is recognized by its triangular shape. It was named after the Greek letter Delta for the similar shape they both share. The deltoid muscle is constructed with three main sets of fibers: anterior, middle, and posterior. These fibers are connected by a very thick tendon and are anchored into a V-shaped channel. This channel is housed in the shaft of the humerus bone in the arm. The deltoid muscle is responsible for the brunt of all arm rotation.  It is also tasked with stopping dislocation and injury to the humerus when carrying heavy loads. One of the most common injuries to the deltoid muscle is a deltoid strain. Deltoid strain is characterized by sudden and sharp pain where injured, intense soreness and pain when lifting the arm out from the side of the body, and tenderness and swelling caused by, and located at, the deltoid muscle. Pain and/or weakness of the deltoid muscle is not only an indication of physical injury, but is a responsive indicator to stress and/or trauma, real, remembered, perceived, or imagined.

The BODY as INFORMER… this the science and the art of direct body biofeedback. 

Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI 
The Academics and the Arts
APOGEE Paradigm™
Tappan, New York 
Founder/Director APOGEE Acu-Tone™ 
Vibrational Sound Therapy 

c. 1200, Greek letter shaped like a triangle, equivalent to our "D," the name from Phoenician daleth "tent door." Herodotus used it of the mouth of the Nile, and it was so used in English from 1550s; applied to other river mouths from 1790.

word-forming element meaning "like, like that of, thing like a ______," from Latinized form of Greek -oeides, from eidos "form," related to idein "to see," eidenai "to know;" literally "to see," from PIE *weid-es-, from root *weid- "to see, to know" (see vision). The -o- is connective or a stem vowel from the previous element.

1741, in deltoid muscle, so called for its shape, from Greek deltoeides "triangular," literally "shaped like the letter delta;" see delta + -oid.

An added WORD...
As I view anatomical images, with the eye and the heart and soul of a da Vinci, I am instantly brought to the wondrous, the miraculous, the commune of parts to whole... this ever the door to SELF...the substance of the art, the science, the breath of BEING ...
~Rose Marie Raccioppi