We have been reading Todd Hargrove's book "A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving with More Skill and Less Pain." Better movement is designed to improve the quality of our movement to:
- improve performance and prevent injury,
- be comfortable carrying out the activities of daily living, and
- for personal development.
We are always emphasising the importance of keeping moving and it is great to find an easily understood book that explains the latest research on human movement. Todd focuses on the nervous system and how it controls the way we move and feel. The nervous system has great influence on strength, speed, flexibility, endurance, pain and coordination. Todd provides 25 examples of good movement exercises to improve movement and perception. Most of these exercises we do in our classes.
The Jules Mitchell workshop Yoga Biomechanics: Redefining Stretching and our Move Your DNA workshop also focus on helping us achieve better movement.