Thursday, September 8, 2011

Learning to move

Todd Hargrove posted this amazing video the other day and I just wanted to call attention to it and the things that it teaches.  Todd's own material on learning how to move is definitely worth buying and learning from, taking some of these basic principles and influenced very much by Feldenkrais.



Note that Todd didn't do this video - it was created by Irene Gutteridge, a Feldenkrais practitioner and filmmaker.

In the session I had with Erwan Le Corre last year there was a section on rolling and perceiving your weight and points of contact with the ground.  All this is very MovNat


Watching this I can see where many of the ideas in Becoming Bulletproof came from.  They are big on rolling and crawling as foundational moves which also have profound impact on the brain.

More and more recently I am becoming fascinated by the brain, neuroplasticity and its role in our movement, health and perception.  There is more to come on this.

12 comments:

Todd Hargrove said...

Thanks for the mention Chris. I just wanted to point out that I didn't do this video - it was created by Irene Gutteridge, a Feldenkrais practitioner and filmmaker. Her website is http://thehumangroove.com

FeelGoodEating said...

In all my years of studying , reading, investigating, looking at books, buying videos, surfing the web, I have never ever ever been so moved by a clip. This was/is without a doubt my favorite of all time. It exemplifies everything I'm trying to re-learn. Thank you Todd!! And Chris.

Marc

Chris said...

It is very moving as you say. Amazing but so natural

Jim Hansen said...

Awesome!

Jim Hansen said...

Actually, I just ordered the Becoming Bulletproof and will have to check out Todd's material too. I am a long time marathon runner with injuries and imbalances I just couldn't figure out. I checked out Z-Health, Rolfing, ART, and everything else movements or muscle related oveor the years. One of my favorites was Feldenkrais (now checking out somatics). Whatever I did, I could feel somewhat better, but never got fixed. Finally figured out I had a labral tear in my hipm which changed the way my leg and hip worked. I got surgery 6 weeks ago and feel great and my aligment and my movement patterns are becoming normal again. I have had a great recovery and ran 5 miles just a couple of days ago. This was a good reminder to get back to working on movements patterns (hopefully now with a body that functions proplerly) and not just running and biking. I will have to figure out what I can and can't do with the recovering hip, but I look forward to trying out these materials later over the weekend and onward.

Tim Anderson said...

Chris,
I absolutely love that video! How awesome is that? Thank you for posting it; very inspiring.

Yuneek said...

A great read on neuroplasticity and advances in brain science for those who are interested is:

The Brain That Changes Itself

Norman Doidge

Tim - The Lean Look said...

It's amazing how everything goes back to the beginning. When something so complex can be made so simple is when the lightbuld always goes off. Again, another example of the advantages of using your bodyweight to get strong and lean.

IlovIntegtatedArts said...

The Feldenkrais Practitioner in me absolutely loved this video!Thank you for posting it!

Chris said...

Thanks yuneek - I have that book ready to read on holiday next week

Chris said...

Jim - thanks for your comment and support. Your experience is helpful

Chris said...

Tim (Anderson)

thanks for the comment - so much of this ties back to your book (Becoming Bulletproof) - thanks

Chris