Over the last 15 years, I have been experimenting with an optimal approach to freedom in movement by understanding the forces acting on the body, coupled with the investigation of the body from within.

The above investigation has unveiled a view of the body and optimal functioning that has come from sitting with the understanding that the body is one functional unit. Movement is whole.

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Pioneer Series #1. Bruce Lee. Martial Artist, Philosopher, Actor and Father of MMA

I cannot teach you, only help you to explore yourself.  Nothing more. Bruce Lee This Pioneer Series is written to shed light and pay homage to remarkable Pioneers who have originated a way of seeing and acting that have illuminated the path for the rest of us to follow and explore. A Pioneer is an Individual […]

10 Lessons from Einstein

    Follow Your Curiosity “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”   Perseverance is Priceless “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”   Focus on the Present “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss […]

Ideal Shoulder/Neck Function. How do I achieve this?

How do I approach training my body in a way that will serve me for the long term? The answer lies in looking at the nature of development, and how we came to upright in the first 15 months of life.  This unfolding happened as a result of a maturing brain/CNS.  The baby wasn’t instructed […]

Partner Cross Legged Sitting with External Rotation/Abduction/Trunk Flexion

This is an excellent opening for the low-back, hip and ITBand. The relative position of the femur relative to the trunk is; External rotation Abduction Trunk Flexion Therefore this exercise is excellent to lengthen through Peroneii, IT Band and thoraco-lumbar fascia. Perform 1-3 times per week.

Oblique Slings Opening: 1. Hip Flexor/Obliques/Pec Major. 2. Glute/Lat Dorsi

Side-lying set up with underside hip flexor quad on length into oblique abdominals and pec major. Top-side hip and posterior sling on length into contralateral lat dorsi. Take partner into deeper yield and lengthen experience on the exhalation.

Closed Chain Contract-Relax for Levator Scapulae, Trapezius, Pec Minor and Bicep

Create a foundation for the stretch by ensuring vertical neck to occiput and with the crown of the head as a base. Thigh angle is vertical and spine is long. Cylinder is active throughout. Interlock fingers at the sacrum, lengthen arms and widen shoulders. Start to lift away. Partner assists with gentle vertical lift and […]

Partner Contract-Relax for Quadratus Lumborum, Lat Dorsi and contralateral Hamstring

The neuro-physiology of CR is explained and demonstrated. The key areas of the low-back, trunk and opposite hamstring are lengthened using partner activation, followed by lengthening.

Attitude, Motivation and Jazz!

For as long as I can remember, when I have spoken to a client about essential ingredients to break-through, I have mentioned Attitude and Motivation. Why? Attitude is a baseline.  It is how you approach everything that you do. It is a constant in your way of working. It is how you relate. Its how […]