Over the last 15 years, I have been experimenting with an optimal approach to freedom in movement by understanding the forces acting on the body, coupled with the investigation of the body from within.
The above investigation has unveiled a view of the body and optimal functioning that has come from sitting with the understanding that the body is one functional unit. Movement is whole.
June 26, 2016
Create a foundation for the stretch by ensuring vertical neck to occiput and with the crown of the head as a base. Thigh angle is vertical and spine is long. Cylinder is active throughout. Interlock fingers at the sacrum, lengthen arms and widen shoulders. Start to lift away. Partner assists with gentle vertical lift and [...]
May 30, 2016
The neuro-physiology of CR is explained and demonstrated. The key areas of the low-back, trunk and opposite hamstring are lengthened using partner activation, followed by lengthening.
May 21, 2016
For as long as I can remember, when I have spoken to a client about essential ingredients to break-through, I have mentioned Attitude and Motivation. Why? Attitude is a baseline. It is how you approach everything that you do. It is a constant in your way of working. It is how you relate. Its how [...]
May 1, 2016
Upright Posture needs the energy in the body to travel from the feet to the crown of the head. The core aspects of this are the diaphragm as the pressure regulator of the core in the chest and the pelvic floor and hips as the base. We first experience this as an infant on its [...]
March 25, 2016
‘Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.’ – Johann Friedrich von Schiller ‘Integrate sensory information to transform perceptual awareness.’ Mark McGrath Intrinsic equilibrium If you were to remove all the muscles that attach to the spine it still would not collapse. Why? [...]
February 28, 2016
The Falling Lunge was developed by Professor Janda to train the Reflexive and Proprioceptive systems. For the lunge to be effective, it needs to be trained with ideal posture. The power bands give great feedback to achieve this ideal! I describe how the role of reflexes is to be present to be fast acting via [...]
February 21, 2016
Backwards loaded training is incredibly valuable because of its neurological reverse origin benefits. We have to pulse back strongly using plantar flexion, knee extension, and gutes work concentrically at the end of support phase step. For this reason, I highlight this movement as important when someone is established in their rehab for ACL injury. It [...]
February 20, 2016
The 3 green PowerBand Shoulder Harness is one of the most effective ways to train Global Body Locomotion. We have the Horizontal and Vertical Frames of Reference present through ground forces and the fact that the Harness gives you vertical from the level of the shoulders. This in place skip is highly effective for training [...]