The Human Body – A Perspective

Think of the body as a versatile musician who can play beautiful classical pieces and shift rapidly to jazz riffs and then in the next instant to a hip hop beat. What is wondrous is that all this can occur on demand in an instant. The body is not a machine. It is highly adaptable and self-organizing designed for optimization of movement. The body is capable of getting in amazing positions and shapes but it is not about those positions it is all about the transitions, connections, rhythm, timing and coordination that allow it get into and out of those positions in milliseconds. Coaching demands that we understand and train the connections. We do this by giving the body increasingly complex movement problems to solve and then give it the space to solve those problems. Sometimes it is symphony and sometime it pure jazz improvisation let the body play.

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