This weekend, Coach Yoonmee and I participated in a MovNat Level 1 Course (Yoonmee is continuing Monday and Tuesday with her Level 2). It was challenging in ways I wouldn't have imagined it would be.
Here are the principles we learned and practiced:
Yes, it is actually useful. If a movement isn’t helpful in everyday life, we are not very interested in it. From carrying the groceries to fleeing from danger, our movements are based on need.
Movement depends on context. This is essential. All of our movement aptitudes are based on interaction with specific and ever changing environments and situations. Learning to adapt is what MovNat is all about.
We practice efficiency in all things. The movement aptitudes practiced are performed skillfully, i.e., with efficient technique, resulting in greater performance, higher energy conservation and safety.
The movements help keep us safe. They are useful in times of emergency.
Movement is instinctual. Technique is not. While nobody starts from scratch, we learn technique so we can turn instinct into ability.
We are naturally social creatures. We teach in a group environment based on support. Our movement principles can help a group accomplish what no individual is capable of. Practice can be done alone or with others – but the intent is social.
The movement aptitudes are regularly practiced outdoors in order to maximize health benefits and increase well-being and connection with nature.
The way we move has not changed. Our health is tied to moving as we, the human species, always has..
The movement aptitudes are practiced in order to acquire and maintain a near equalized, well-rounded skill set and conditioning level.
Movement belongs to every human being regardless of origin, gender or age.
We hope to incorporate some of the natural movement skills we learned into our classes to help you all become better movers :)
A. EMOM x 8:
Rx+: Odd- 35 DUs/even- 8 HSPUs
Rx: 5 HSPUs
Sx: 5 Box Pike Push Ups
Beg: 5 Seated DB Presses
B. 4 Rounds:
24 KB Swings (53/35)
12 KB Front Rack Lunges, L
12 KB Front Rack Lunges, R
C. Extra credit: