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'JUST CHAAA' a book on: 'A Process of Breathing: Dynamic Alignment and Healing Self Touch"
By Dr. David Kearney, OMD
The Story of Chaaa
One day I was treating an English rock-star patient. During the treatment I told
him to just relax, to which he responded, “What do you bloody-well mean, just
relax? You bloody-well just relax!” Of course he was joking. So the word Chaaa
came through as an alternative. My natural response was to say, “Okay, just
Chaaa!” A new word was born to the English language. Even though we both
laughed at the time and brushed it off, I thought again about it later. I realized
that telling someone to relax is like giving orders, as if to say, “You’re not relaxed.
Do it now!!!”
Since then I’ve posted signs in my office and treatment rooms that say, “No cell
phones, just Chaaa.” An elderly Jewish patient of mine on her first visit said,
“What does Chaaa mean?” in her New York Jewish accent. When I informed
her it meant relax, she was unimpressed. “Oh, whatever,” was her response.
Some time later during a subsequent treatment she said, “I know, just Chaaa.”
She was in a state of Chaaa, and had come to finally understand its
After I’d been treating a young pre-teen patient for a time, his mother came in
one day and laughed about an incident they’d had along the road while she
was shuttling some of his friends around. They had gotten into a debate about
something, and as the tension got stronger, one of her son’s friends called out,
“Everybody just Chaaa!” I was looking for a unique title to the book, and she
had given me the answer!
My new submission, then, for the Oxford Dictionary, by means of christening the
word, is thus:
Chaaa vb \chah\ 1: The action of releasing your body tension without thought
interference. 2: slang. Just chill, man!
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