Movement is something entirely different. Movement is ancient. Movement was here first. Hunting and gathering, dancing round the fire, walking, climbing, running, jumping, crawling, lifting, swimming, fighting These are all movements the human body is designed for.
A lot of public health research now points towards needing more movement in our lives, as opposed to exercise to remain healthy. For example, no amount of exercise will undo the pathology that is sitting and remaining sedentary. And conversely, you could go your whole life without ever doing exercise but instead move as part of your everyday life and remain healthy. A big impact on the history of the current "fitness" paradigm and thus exercise is the visual impact and imagery of the rise of bodybuilding a few decades ago. What Bodybuilders do for their sport, takes amazing dedication but unfortunately the effect on the fitness culture as a whole was that of isolation purely for cosmetic motivation.
Thankfully there seems to be a shift in paradigms. More and more people are realising that we need more than exercise for aesthetic reasons alone, we even need more than so called "functional training".
We need movement. If you train, then "train movement, not muscles". Find out what movement means to you. For most moving is being in the present, enjoying the moment. Enjoying what you are doing. You are not exercising, you are moving. Movement for movement's sake. Special mention to these teachers. I have used their words and inspiration and any similarity is meant with the upmost respect.
Whether the individual or a group, inside or outside although we prefer to Move With The Seasons , the lens of a movement practice or just movement, is a larger vehicle than most would think to explore questions and not worry too much about the answers. The practice changes and evolves, having a system or method is too static for me. Life isn't static and like life, our movement practice contains patterns, cycles and rhythm and with it opportunity for awareness, adaption and harmony. But so what?
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What does that mean to you? I can propose direction, facilitate opportunities and give you feedback that is just my opinion. Does what we practice explore qualities and relationships we can carry over into life? How do we adapt to change if we don't expose ourself to variety and adversity and stick to comfort and the known? Is it useful to recognise parallels between your life and the changing seasons?
As big and bold as these ideas are, ultimately we are a huge believer of PLAY - something perhaps most adults don't realise is missing or don't think is important now they no longer are children. Helping you rekindle this often atrophied play drive for me is key to a engaging, sustainable and nourishing practice - one that is driven by intrinsic instead extrinsic rewards. An activity driven by play will make us want to do it over and over again. Perhaps there is an alternative to the chore and bare minimum attitude of exercise in a sedentary culture.
Maybe we can enjoy and maybe even LOVE our physical practice and make partaking in it a pleasure. The group - without the privilege of being involved with the wonderful people that come to classes and events etc it would be difficult to explore these relationships. Adults need play perhaps more than ever and we are good at it one we remember how.
Playing together encourages positive social engagements to grow and to learn together which is vital in a very narrowly socialised, touch deprived culture. With a culture that is overly concerned with fear and shame, the support and encouragement of the group is even more crucial to rediscovering childlike qualities we admire and embrace such as curiosity, hunger to learn, honesty, open mindedness, energy, imagination, behavioural flexibility, humour and playfulness, and so on.
The truth about the human species is that in body, spirit, and conduct we are designed to grow and develop in ways that emphasise rather than minimize child like traits. We move by ourselves We move with each other We move with the environment We move with the seasons.
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Open to to all levels of experience, whether you are not sure you are ready to climb to those looking for one of the most diverse ways to challenge and nourish your body. Remove sitting in chairs - Simple but tough to actually put into practice for most.
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Prove me wrong! Sit less in chairs and learn to squat and sit on the floor instead and yes it often needs to be taught. We should be able to sit on the floor in various archetypal resting postures that are our birthright, contained within the interaction of many joints and muscles. Standing from these archetypal resting postures to our full upright bipedal posture contains many integral movement patterns most have lost due to preferring the chair or sofa! Find out what movement means to you - Research and seek high quality movement material and never stop digesting new stuff.
Develop a BS filter to discard what is not useful. Enjoy movement for its own sake instead of external rewards. Make movement a priority - Once you've found movement material you love, turn it into your passion and your obsession. Movement snacks - Move more. Incorporate movement into your life, your job, wherever and whenever you can. Don't wait for your "workout" - do it now!
Prevention is better than cure. Be a movement opportunist.
Move, move move. Enjoy it! We learn more when we are having fun! If you get nervous when speaking, take two deep breaths before you say something. Keep yourself motivated by looking back at the textbooks and CDs you used in the past. Congratulations, your level is improving! You are never too young or too old to start learning English. What are you waiting for? Procrastination can stop you from being successful.
To stop procrastinating, it's important you understand if your procrastinating is to avoid studying, or if it is your bad habit.
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Use resources which match your level. Native English speakers enjoy hearing English spoken with an accent. None of these are wrong or not as important. English is English. Instead, be aware of the differences in American and British English and use your words accordingly. Carry cue cards with you. These are small cards which you can write new words on. You can pull them out and look at them whenever you a free minute.
Use post-it notes and stick them around your home. You can use them to label things. Stick one on your pet dog! Use your intuition. Like we said before, be confident. Gather your thoughts.