Why we need to move naturally, mindfully, and in nature to optimise our health.
Natural human movement is not an option but a necessity. Modern movement is constricting our bodies and our souls. Isolating muscle groups is a reductionist and restrictive approach to physical development, and slavishly following a mind-numbing routine for end goals is distracting us from the process and leaving our spirits flat. Using our bodies intuitively – like our monkey ancestors immersed in nature and in line with our evolutionary past is fundamental to efficient movement and a strong, agile body fit for purpose.
Locomotive, Manipulative and Combative Skills
Natural human movement comprises locomotive skills such as walking, running, balancing, jumping, crawling, climbing, or swimming; manipulative skills such as lifting, carrying, throwing, and catching; and combative skills such as striking and grappling.
Have a break from multi-tasking
Today’s modern mind is constantly distracted by various sensory stimuli, whether it is music, TV, facebook or your thoughts, it is easy to think of something else. Your body is in one place and your mind in another. Mindfulness in today’s hectic life is a priceless experience and a rare skill that you must learn to adopt. No physical competency is possible without awareness, alertness and focus. Mindful movement is an opportunity to reconnect the mind and body to the moment and your physical performance will benefit beyond measures.
A retreat away
The essence of our retreats will inspire you to enjoy mindful movement for movement’s sake in a beautiful environment. We take advantage of the natural environment and the stunning settings and encourage you to reconnect with your body. This practice will not only allow you to reach your physical potential but give your spirit and injection of joy.