Healthy Movement, by Jaimen McMillan
Pain and effort are often a sign of misuse of our bodies rather than a defect in its design. How did you learn to move? Primarily by imitating the people most present in your life during your formative years. We like to blame genetics or some other concept beyond our control for our sore knees, backs and necks and certainly that which we inherit from our parents has relevance.
However more useful is the fact that in most cases it is not so much the knee or back that is faulty but the way in which we have learned to use it. The movement habits that we take for granted may actually be directly to blame for fatigue and damage in the body.
These habits sit just outside of our normal everyday consciousness but can be brought to our attention and then transformed into new and better habits that won’t destroy your knee or back or at least limit the damage already done. This gives the body its best chance of being healthy or recovering from illness and injury.
The Spacial Dynamics Practitioner is trained to see the one-sided movement habits and has techniques to help re-educate the movement habit in such a way that he pupil or patient will understand what was wrong and how to go about transforming it.
In Spacial Dynamics one is striving towards a movement that could be recognized as masterful. We know that we have reached that point when the following qualities are present:
- The movement will be economical – they are efficient because there is no superfluous or wasted motion.
- The movements will be invigorating, giving an increased sense of well-being, both for the mover and the observer.
- The movements will be beautiful.
- The movements will create an enhanced state of awareness.
The principles once mastered in one activity will then be available for application to any and all activities of life.”
Spacial Dynamics techniques assess the whole body as well as the space around an injury. This gives others a way to improve balance for example while becoming more aware and efficient connecting to the spaces around the body. I can help improve and change physical as well as emotional patterns that are often the cause of the original imbalance.
I can teach you to incorporate simple movement practices into your daily life. Spatial maps can be practiced as a “language” by applying principles of movement such as point centered, point periphery, and rhythm. I can apply techniques such as these while working with many different activities such as dressing skills or use of tools such as a broom or scissors.
I combine and apply principles for sensory integration along with spacial dynamics to address self-regulation and to set up the base foundation for improved sensory processing. I observe the instinctual relationships between your body’s basic senses and drives in order to recognize methods to develop and re build healthy connections. Ease of learning comes from the ability gained while forming new impressions with the body, focusing the mind and maintaining alignment and orientation to a task.