It’s All About Me!
How many times have you been training, listened to a podcast, watched a video or read an article and the material is interesting but it’s not about you. It’s about the author or the trainer. The purpose of the the article or the training session seems to be more about enhancing their feel good factor, kudos or something else, for them, but not you! That may well be because of the way in which the material is communicated. If the material is all about how the move should look – then it tends to dictate that you need to follow visually and prescriptively what is being demonstrated and articulated.
Beauty and Flow
Very often the way something looks when it is demonstrated belies what is, or should be, going on underneath the surface. Some training videos I’ve seen recently epitomise this. When something is demonstrated well – it looks beautiful, it flows and has that feel about it that says, “that’s good”. When it doesn’t look beautiful and doesn’t flow it can look false, jittery and impractical.
So what is the “secret” to making it all about you, and at the same time making the training relevant and the videos look good?
The answer is – feeling. If it feels good, it probably is, with one big caveat – the feelings must be based of meaningful reference levels for how the move should feel. Now that may sound a little like gobbledygook, but the reality is we have all the parts we need to benefit from feeling and feelings based reference levels.
Our bodies are actually very well organised and have developed from simple biological patterns. These patterns repeat themselves throughout our bodies.
Once you understand the way one segment of your body feels and works, and how it makes use of reference levels, you can apply the same, or at least very similar, methods to all the other segments of your body. Sound far fetched? Well there is plenty of documented evidence – ranging from how your body is structured (Anatomy Trains), through how your body detects whats going on with biosensors (proprioception), to how your body and mind are intimately linked through neuroplasticity.
Apart from looking better and more beautiful, what are the advantages of feelings based training:
– a better structured, connected body
– better breathing
– enhanced mind body connection
– an increased awareness of spirt
– enhanced, connected power
– better balance
– better, more efficient movement
– a more relaxed body and mind
– enhanced body pumping (circulation and blood pressure)
– empowerment – feeling in-control
Who can benefit?
Anyone with an open mind. This is different!
I have taught professional instructors with decades of practise and witnessed some lovely “eureka” moments when the penny drops for them, and I have taught lay people that have literally jumped for joy when they have discovered what they are truly capable of.
If you want to seriously up your game physically, mentally or spiritually, or if you have any questions, do contact me mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
I can do one-on-one sessions or group workshops to suit what you need. Instructors and non-instructors welcome.