The Practice of Natural Movement: Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom

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Victory Belt Publishing, Jan 15, 2019 - Health & Fitness - 480 pages

Erwan Le Corre, creator of the world-renowned fitness system MovNat, is on a mission to reintroduce natural movement to our modern lives with the most ancient movement skill set: walking, running, balancing, jumping, crawling, climbing, swimming, lifting, carrying, throwing, catching, and self-defense.

Try to imagine an out-of-shape tiger stepping on an exercise machine to get a workout. It doesn't make any sense, does it? Wild animals simply move the way nature intended, and they become powerful, healthy, and free in the process. So why should it be any different for us? We have become "zoo-humans," separated from nature and living movement-impoverished, unnatural lifestyles. As a result, we are suffering physically, mentally, and spiritually. Exercise has become artificial and boring--a chore, if not a punishment. We are training parts of our bodies, not the whole, and we have lost our drive for movement. What we need is not a better understanding of exercise physiology or more variety in fitness programs and modalities. What we need is simplicity, meaning, purpose, inspiration, and enjoyment. We need to get back to natural movement. In The Practice of Natural Movement, Le Corre demonstrates our innate and versatile ability to perform practical and adaptable movements. With countless techniques and movement variations, as well as strategies for practicing anytime and anywhere, he will inspire you to build a naturally strong and flexible body and to form yourself anew into a mindful, skillful, and physically capable human being.

 

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Contents

Position
TensionRelaxation
Sequence and Timing
Local Positional Control
Practice Efficiency Principles
Foot Freedom Health Function and Strength
Practice Environments
Learning Techniques

Progressive
Efficient
Mindful
Cooperative
Movement Efficiency Principles
Breathing
Progressions
Structuring Sessions
Techniques
Ground Movement 1 Lying Rolling Crawling Chapter 25 Ground Movement 2 Sitting Kneeling Getting Up Chapter 26 Balancing Movement Chapte...
Airborne Movement Chapter 29 Climbing Movement Chapter 30 Manipulation Movement 1

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About the author (2019)

Erwan Le Corre is the founder of MovNat, a synthesis of his long-term passion for real-world physical competency, his love of movement in nature, his extensive knowledge of Physical Education history, and his personal philosophy of life. He believes it is everyone’s universal and biological birthright to be strong, healthy, happy and free. He calls this state of being our “True Nature”.

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