Body

Outsource thinking to the subconscious

When identical twin Brenton Gurney, 38, spoke to me about having a premonitions when his brother was in a life threatening situation, I did not think much of it.      Brenton had come to our brain research lab to undergo a series of psychological and cognitive tests including EEG and MRI. While I was…

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End of an Affair

There was no tragedy, only the unavoidable. Why then, during all this time do I beseech? The question conflicts with the mind. The answer appears without it. You only know yourself when you go beyond your limits. In a fraction of a second, you can become noone. And this being something new, can lead to an adventure…

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The dilemma of the living

To be born is a miracle. Then what? The truth is beautiful but terrible. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. The trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them. – Dumbledore. In life we suffer. We suffer because we distract ourselves…

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Instinct – Find It In You

Please note – words in bold are explained in the glossary section below. Since the moment the Animal is born in the Wilderness, it is subjected to the laws of nature. In order to survive, the Animal discovers that it has been granted a musculo-skeletal structure. By instinct, the Animal starts moving towards food. The Animal uses its senses…

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The Awakening – Tarzan to Neo

In 1971, Mr. Ian Waterman, age 19 at the time, had a spontaneous autoimmune reaction.  3 days later IW woke up in hospital and came to the shocking realization that he had “lost his body”. IW was diagnosed with Deafferentation – a complete loss of proprioceptive feedback (a background process constantly updating the position of our body in space). Over…

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Disconnect to Reconnect

What have we gained from our modern existence? What have primitive cultures been in relentless defiance to preserve? Is it fire making, shelter building, hunting and foraging skills? Why look for food when you can buy them? Why make clothes or furniture when these can easily be purchased online? Why gather around a fire when the internet is accessible through…

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Adaptation – Movement Infrastructure Reboot

The Enigma of the human brain began to unravel in the Inagural talk by Santiago Ramón y Cajal at the International Medical Congress held in Rome  in 1894. Cajal was the first to suggest that the flow of information in neurons passes from the axons of the presynaptic cell to the dendrites of the postsynaptic cell – “the law of…

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The Human Body – An Instrument for the State of Flow

We work tirelessly to manage our busy lives while taking care of our body acquires a secondary priority. When our body’s take the backseat in our lives, it begins to accumulate physical ailments such as chronic back pain, weak joints and mental aliments such as depression, anxiety and ADHD. By bringing our awareness back into the…

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Evolution of Locomotion

This post has been Co-authored with Leticia from the Montessori Community. Our landscape shapes our movement. When a kid grows up in the forest, their movement patterns are adapted to the subtleties of  moving on uneven surfaces and their senses magnified to create a multi sensory map to predicting the world around them. Our modern landscape…

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The Secret Language of Movement

What is movement? Where does it come from? Human movement patterns include but are not exclusive to – running, jumping, swimming, crawling, rolling, pulling, lifting, twisting, inverting and climbing. In this blog post I will reverse engineer movement and trace it back to its neural origins. I will explore concepts of movement efficiency, body intelligence,…

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