Learning by “Getting a Sense of” Something

Learning by “Getting a Sense of” Something

Have you ever watched a person or animal move, when they do something in a way that really catches your attention – and then you started to kind of move like that too??

Maybe it’s something about how they walk, or run. Maybe it’s a great dance move – and they have a special way of moving that makes it extra cool. Maybe it’s how they ski through the moguls. Or how their hands seem to float over the piano keyboard. Something that YOU noticed – that YOU would love – for you.

Did you “get a sense of” it? What happened, in your own self, once you felt a sense of it?? Did you notice changes in your own movement??

If you have had this kind of thing happen, it’s pretty cool, eh!

We are biologically built to learn like that. To be able to “get a sense of” something we see (or feel, or notice through any mix of our senses) – and then start to play with that, in our own movement.

This is how you did a whole lotta learning to move, when you were an infant. You watched, noticed, and then explored how to do stuff.

Somehow, as adults, we have learned to stifle (or downplay) that way of learning we once did so well. We have been taught to analyze, systematize, mechanize, intellectualize.

And those are great things to be able to do! But not at the expense of this other remarkably capable and complex way in which we are biologically designed to learn. Our own internal guidance system.

This stays with us all through life. All it needs to be activated is some noticing, a bit of curiosity that let’s you “get a sense of” it, and then messing around a bit with what your body makes of it.

So in this video – I invite you back into noticing the power of “getting a sense of” something… and being curious about what YOUR smart body might do with that.

It’s play time!!

Happy exploring 🙂


About the Author:

Violet van Hees is a movement freedom specialist who works with people (and with horses) to release tightness and pain, and to transform body "stuckness" into something that you can work with. We then use what emerges to create new freedom and ease in your movement and in what you do, in ways that feel safe and reasonable - and that work - for you. Violet is a Feldenkrais® Practitioner, a Tellington TTouch® Equine Practitioner, and a BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders. She works with a deep interest in and understanding of biomechanics, neuroplasticity, body response to trauma, energy work, and how we learn.

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