Balance/Counter Balance Improved balance is achieved when the center of body mass is clearly organized over the base of support.
Breath Is Free in Activity Held or restricted breath is a manifestation of strain and effort, while ideal movement is coordinated with uninterrupted and easy breathing
The carriage of the headserves to tonify the entire body.
Mature Behavior Is the ability to act spontaneously. A mature human responds to the environment and its unexpected situations without compulsion. The response is effortless, making effective use of self, and allows the possibility of failure.
Evenly Distributed Muscular Tone No Place works harder than any other place. A well-organized person experiences lightness and ease of movement.
What Is Good Posture? The state from which a person is able to move in any direction, at any time, without hesitation or preparation. It is the absence of unnecessary muscular contraction. As a starting point for our movements and actions, posture (or more exactly, “acture,”) dictates our movement potential.
Learning By Doing Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience. Knowledge may be continuously gained through personal, exploratory interaction with the environment
The Nonlinear Nature of Change Differences in action or environment may trigger nonlinear changes. By varying the environment of familiar task demands, it is possible to destabilize postural habits and help new ones to emerge.
Orientation is a biological necessity and essential to all action. Spatial relationships and coordination are determine by orientation.
Reversibility The sequential character of a movement that enables one to stop or change direction at any moment without holding, falling or experiencing a moment of disturbance.
The Weber Fechner Law When effort is decreased, one can discriminate finer sensory changes, leading to greater potential for learning.
To Correct is Incorrect When working with self and others, force is not directed to create a specific outcome; rather one elicits theperson’s ability to self-organize.
Proportional Distribution of Muscular Effort The big muscles do the big work and the small muscles do the small work.
We Act in Accordance with Our Self Image This self image ~ which in turn governs our every act ~ is conditioned by three factors: heritage, education and self-education.