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.

More about Mark

Attitude, Motivation and Jazz!

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 [...]

Upright Posture/Core Stability/IAP and Initial Exercise for Ideal Core Stability

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 [...]

Bear Pose 14 month transition posture

Living and Developmental Insights of the Body, Brain and CNS in Moving

‘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? [...]

Powerband shoulder harness. Falling lunge

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 [...]

PowerBand Shoulder Harness Backward Running w Loaded Lunge Forward

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 [...]

PowerBand Shoulder Harness. In Place Rhythm Skip

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 [...]

Triangle Pose with a DNS Emphasis

Trikonasana or Triangle Pose is a Fundamental Posture in the Yoga Standing Postures. Triangle involves opening in the frontal plane while balancing on the line between the arch of the rear foot and heel of the front foot. The pelvis and trunk should follow the organic line of the push of the rear leg, while [...]

Functional Lunge/Differentiated Squat/Differentiated Push

In this video Jordan “The Health Solution” Moncrieff demonstrates a very difficult 2 part Differentiated Posture. The key to this posture is the functional arrangement of the lunge heel and rear knee. Notice that the front lunge leg has the knee set to the line of the toes. This winds up the lower extremity along [...]