Olympic Athletes do it.  You can too!

What is “it”??  IMAGINING movement, as a way to learn, refine and practice movement.

Turns out, this is a very effective and powerful way to learn stuff.

And here’s a VERY COOL thing:  it works really well, even if you can’t do the actual movement.  !!!  Like, when you are injured, when you are in a cast, or when the actual movement hurts.

This is perfect to do when you want to help your body be READY for movement.

It’s a great way to practice something, without actually “doing it”.

It’s also perfect to do when you want to make something you do feel smoother, easier, more comfortable.

You practice it in your “sensory imagination” and explore how to make it so… and then, when you actual do it, something is different.

It’s kind of like Magic.  It’s the magic of your body being remarkably smart. 🙂

Check out this video to learn more, and to get some ideas of how YOU can put this into action for your self, in simple ways.

What a powerful way of learning, that you can harness and put to use for you own self.  Woohoooooooo!

Happy exploring –

p.s.  here is the link I talk about in the video, to an article in the New York Times, that describes how Olympic athletes use this as a really important part of their training, and their preparation for competition.


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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