The Movement Intelligence approach, is based on 10 key principles that guide its approach to movement and learning.
These principles are as follows:
1.Embodied anatomy: The first principle of Movement Intelligence is embodied anatomy. This means understanding the anatomy of your body from within, rather than just through external observation.
2.Tensional integrity: Tensional integrity involves maintaining a balance of tension throughout the body, which allows for efficient movement and prevents strain and injury.
3.Multidirectional movement: Movement Intelligence emphasizes the importance of multidirectional movement, which involves moving in multiple directions and planes of motion to improve overall movement patterns and flexibility.
4.Micro-movements: The method emphasizes the importance of micro-movements, which are small movements that can help improve body awareness and refine movement patterns.
5.Kinesthetic mirroring: Kinesthetic mirroring involves mirroring the movements of others to improve empathy and social engagement.
6.Movement sequencing: Movement sequencing involves organizing movements into meaningful sequences that improve coordination and overall movement patterns.
7.Spatial orientation: Spatial orientation involves developing an understanding of the body’s position and movement in space, which improves movement accuracy and spatial awareness.
8.Proprioceptive refinement: Proprioceptive refinement involves developing a greater awareness of the body’s internal sensations, which can help improve movement precision and control.
9.Breath and movement integration: The method emphasizes integrating breath with movement, which can help improve overall movement efficiency and reduce tension.
10.Brain plasticity: The final principle of Movement Intelligence is brain plasticity. This means that the brain can continue to learn and change throughout life, and that movement and learning can have a positive impact on overall cognitive function.