Continuing Education: Waving, Pulsing and Bouncing
Duration: 45 minutes
Functional movement is based on real-world situational biomechanics. It usually involves multi-planar, multi-joint movements which place demand on the body’s core musculature and innervation. Functional movement includes circles, spirals and bounces. It is a safe and healthy way to move for our joints, the connective tissue and the system as a whole.
It’s based on working with our body as it actually is, rather than as we think it should be. This includes understanding what is beneficial to the body and what may result in damage. It’s about making movement, like a well tailored suit, fit form, rather than form – our bodies – being forced into particular postures just because someone said so.
With Tatjana Mesar, lead teacher in Dynamic Mindfulness School, recorded in Berlin, July 2017
*This course counts as CE 1 non-contact hour with Yoga Alliance
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