Motion Reflexion Features
Motion Reflexion Features
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A musical approach of Simplification and Resolution. Motion Reflexion is a meditative exercise program for relaxation that offers a creative platform of sensory exploration and spiritual reflection.
Highlights: Logic of form, Body Geometry and Motion-Resolution
Selected reference: BETTER MOVEMENT (Todd Hargrove)
Todd Hargrove is a reputable Seattle Washington based certified Rolfer & Feldenkrais practitioner. In his published article on Practical Science of Movement & Pain, he speaks of: Movement quality, flexibility, precision and coordination.
“A common feature of coordinated movement is that it spreads through the body in a sequential or wavelike fashion. Refers to ‘nice flowing rhythmic sequence’. Even small movements involve the whole body when there is good organization. Notice similar waves of motion in even the simplest every day actions such as: walking, turning head, reaching for.., making hand gestures during conversation. Even the softest and gentlest movements will send small ripples or echoes of movement waving through the body. We recognize these movements in a person that is graceful, elegant and at ease with themselves. When these ‘natural waves’ are inhibited, the person looks stiff, uncomfortable and jerky.
Coordination: integrated and organized movements. Why do some people make movement look easy, gracious & effective while others make it look awkward & painful. Concepts like stability, mobility & balance are essentially just different aspects of coordination.”
Body coordination: Developing smooth movements, promoting greater comfort and better posture in the body, reducing stress and optimizing coordination.
Motion Reflexion uses slow movements as does the Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique and Tai Chi. Slow movements ensure that muscular effort happens with the greatest amount of differentiation, ease & smoothness and the least possible of effort & strain.
Gentle movement leads to a more accurate & discriminating perception of the mechanics of the movement, in other words, more detailed and refined information available to the brain to build the movement map. The map becomes clearer with greater resolution.
Motion Reflexion sets forth a pathway to finding our natural pace. Pace, in the application of an exercise movement is very important. When mind and body communicate well, our motions and movements are harmonious, we feel in synch, relax and satisfied. Motion Reflection teaches how to distribute and balance energy throughout the body, through the understanding of body symmetry. The program also emphasizes the essential component of ‘stillness’ to understand the principle of Motion-Resolution. Stillness, like silence offers time of reconciliation and increases peace of mind and an overall awareness of the Atmosphere we exist in.