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Teacher Training – First Impressions

TT Blog- January 14, 2009

At the moment I am playing a bit of catch up and attempting to digest and process a lesson about developmental movement which I missed. Initially, I didn’t really connect with the concept-I didn’t get it, nor did I understand why it was considered important.I’m not going to lie and say that I completely understand all that there is to understand about developmental movement yet, but the notion of the brain and body’s concurrent development and the effect that the central nervous system has on the body is slowly starting to “click”. I can now see how developmental movement and pilates go hand in hand; in pilates you attempt to stabilize proximally and engage the core before working distally-developmental movement re-establishes that the body was formed from the center out, as were the nerves, and to have control and optimal function in distal points, you must first engage and control the proximal areas.