August 29, 2018

In the previous post, the excerpt focused on learning to consciously inhibit reactions to stimuli as the basis for performing actions in a way that does not interfere with natural function.

In this post, we continue this discussion with the attitude necessary for achiev...

Muscles are meant to work elastically and we tend to shorten them, we have to think in such a way that the muscles let go and the parts go away from each other. But what do we mean by releasing muscles?

The upright support system, as we've seen, is highly unstable; once it begins to work inefficiently, muscles begin to compensate and it becomes nearly impossible to release the resulting tensions because to do so would compromise balance. When we assume development...

April 27, 2018

But our upright design did not come out of nowhere. It evolved sequentially from earlier and more primitive forms of posture and movement—a fact that is reflected in our individual growth as we develop from simple, fish-like creatures in the womb, crawl on our bellies...

March 26, 2018

Effortlessness, not virtuosity, is the hallmark of skill.

February 15, 2018

Far from being a defective design, our upright posture is amazingly subtle and complex and that, without it, none of our distinctly human accomplishments would be possible. We will look at this design in detail, discussing the various systems that make up the moving bo...

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