The Move In Mind™ Method
Effortless movement control - Make gravity your best supporter
Increase body awareness, improve coordination and achieve excellence in movement performance.
An incomparable instrument for all those bodyworkers, movement trainers, instructors, therapists, teachers and coaches who want to increase their effectiveness by integrating a new approach to spatial awareness, and for those 'movement professionals' practicing and teaching performing arts, sports, yoga, etc. who want to get the best results.
Move In Mind™ is a method based on the principles of Structural Integration and devised to achieve excellence in movement performance by taking advantage of the link between visuo-spatial imagery, proprioception and movement planning. The goal is to enable individuals to master gravity and to achieve high-precision movements while maintaining the ability to give different qualities to movements.
The Move In Mind Method has been revealed to be a powerful tool both in performing arts and in rehabilitation after injuries, particularly brain and spinal cord acquired injury.
It is a method particularly suitable for bodyworkers, manual therapists, structural integrators, movement rehabilitation practitioners, occupational therapists, movement coaches/trainers/educators, personal trainers, life coaches, performing arts coaches and specialists (or travellers) in the field of mind-body interconnections, and for all those practitioners who want to explore movement work and “practical neuroplasticity” in order to enable their clients to create new, functional movement patterns and habits.
The principles of the Move in Mind method
Besides strength and flexibility, a superior movement performance has to be properly supported by complex involuntary postural adjustments, which affect movement quality and fluidity, balance, coordination, and therefore the overall movement execution.
The Move in Mind method is based on the idea that by purposefully influencing the basic processes underlying movement preparation and control, people can improve movement execution. To do this, individual-specific mental images with strong spatial, motor, and proprioceptive features can be used to affect motor planning and execution. Such images aim at promoting the engagement of the "involuntary" processes involving mostly our deepest, intrinsic muscle fibres (i.e. tonic fibres), which support every movement by regulating our balance and posture in relation to the gravity field.
The mental imagery explorations are integrated in a series of floor exercises to obtain both effective core engagement in performing basic movements and the integration of mental images while moving.
Some of the advanced floor exercises were originally conceived for dance training and included in the Beamish Bodymind Balancing method.
When we learn to target and use only what is "essential", that means to work at maximum capacity in the most efficient, physiologic, economic and integrated manner possible, we can achieve effortless movement, strength and flexibility (the opposite to the old “no pain, no gain” theory). And this is easier as we become aware of the most amazing tissue in our body: our “fascia”. Fascia is much more than “a wrapping around the muscles.” Fascia is the “organ system of stability and mechano-regulation” (Varela & Frenk 1987) that gives shape to our bodies.
Every cell in our body is hooked into—and responds to—the tensional environment of the fascia, also called the “neuro-myo-fascial net”. Fascial elasticity has not been recognized until recently, and the mechanisms involved are still being studied, but it’s clear that if we want to train our body-mind system in a complete and effective manner, we have to train our whole neuro-myo-fascial system. Engaging long myofascial chains through appropriate whole-body movements is one of the best ways to train the fascial system, and it is exactly the aim of the Move In Mind method.
Move In Mind - The Online Course & Training Program
Now finally the Move In Mind Training is available through both an online course and a Training Program.
The Training Program is part of the Morales Method Academy of Structural Integration (MMASI).
The Morales Method® Move In Mind™ Online Program is also the prerequisite to access the Basic Training to become a Morales Method® Move In Mind™ Certified Practitioner and Instructor.
You can find more about both the online courses here and may choose what's a good fit for you.
Find HERE more about the genesis of the Move In Mind Method.
Find HERE more about Move In Mind and rehabilitation after nervous system injury.
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