Body Remapping in the Brain Through NeuroMovement®
WHY MOVEMENT? WHY THE BRAIN?
The Brain and nervous system control all functions in our bodies. Movement is the means by which we first explore our surroundings and the gravitational field to seek nurture and safety. That is how we begin to map our bodies in our brains when we are babies (as adults we might need “remapping” as our adult body-map might not be serving us well anymore or might not be as defined as needed). The more abundant and varied the experience, the higher the resolution of the map, the more refined the movement, the more confident the function. That map does not become "fixed" at a certain age, as previously believed, but we can change it at will (Brain Plasticity), for better or for worse depending on the quality, variety, and novelty of the information we feed our brains through our experience.
Consider this: if you look at a homunculus you will notice that the mouth, tongue, hand and thumbs occupy a large part of the motor cortex in the brain. The reason for that is that speaking and writing are very complex functions that require a lot of dexterity and a large and well defined map of the parts at play. Notice also the cortical real estate occupied by the pelvis being much smaller, even though the bigger muscles in the body cross it. You could deduce that it takes more brains to be dexterous than strong, but that is not the whole picture of human movement.
"Movement is the language of the Brain" -Anat Baniel.
Without movement humans would not have language, writing, thinking, learning, music, nurture, reproduction. Life as we know it, would not be possible.
"...There is no other reason to have a brain. Think about it. Movement is the only way you have of affecting the world around you." -Daniel Wolpert, NeuroScientist
HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO ABM® OF NEUROMOVEMENT®?
NeuroMovement® is a "learning-through-movement" method that helps people discover their potential in learning new ways of doing what they do via waking up the brain to themselves through attention-to-movement. This new learning of the "self" can enhance all aspects of human function, including physical, cognitive, emotional, and social.
Such improvement of function tends to have therapeutic results as in:
improved freedom of movement
HOW IS NEUROMOVEMENT® APPLIED OR PRACTICED?
NeuroMovement® relies on its Nine Essentials and carefully and mindfully drafted movement to inform and revamp the brain via two modalities:
Transformational Movement Lessons (TML). Verbally guided lessons by a teacher to a group or a sole individual. Participants lie on the floor or sometimes are in sitting or standing.
Functional Synthesis (FS). These are private, one-on-one lessons in which movement is introduced manually from teacher (practitioner)to student (client).
THE NINE ESSENTIALS
These are nine essential concepts that we can readily apply in our daily life to potently drive changes in the brain. You can start implementing these essentials today. You will notice a significant difference in how you perceive yourself and how you start being more mindful and aware of yourself, your actions and your interactions with others and the environment (Learn more and download the free 9 Essentials e-book by using this LINK).
or find a practitioner in your area for private lessons. Sign up for group lessons whenever possible.
Private lessons can cost from $75 to $200. Group lessons can cost from $10 to $20 per class.
FREE YOURSELF FROM PHYSICAL PAIN AND LIMITATIONS...
...AND GET BACK TO DOING THE THINGS THAT YOU LOVE!
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” –Buddha