Actively engaged in a continuous learning session at Alexander Technique Congress

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course code: CL723

, presenting at the Alexander Technique Congress 2015 , presenting at the Alexander Technique Congress 2015

we are evolved to run

with malcolm balk and robin john simmons
2 sessions, 9:00 - 11:00  |  repeated mon-tue, wed-thu, fri-sat
venue: Reception, Sports Arena
suitable for all

Evolution has taken millions of years. From initial life development in the sea to amphibians, reptiles, mammals, primates, proto-humans and humans the orientation of the body framework with a head leading and a body following is now expressed in humans in an upright angle from the earth's surface.

Having arrived in upright the application of the Alexander Technique ensures that the body is used at its maximum extension with lightness and freedom. The ability to run lightly and freely is every human being's birthright. But to manage this successfully requires skill and technique.

We all think we know how to run. After all, it's as natural as putting one foot in front of the other. Too often, though, an activity which should be pleasurable and fulfilling instead leads to frustration and injury. Physical and mental barriers can stop progress far short of full potential, whether you're a regular runner or new to the sport.

Learn how to achieve and maintain fitness without injury and how to overcome self-imposed limitations. The workshop is open to all and does not demand a high level of fitness but be prepared to move and to enjoy the excruciating process of video analysis... very good for adjusting illusion ('I think I run a bit like a Kenyan') otherwise known as faulty sensory awareness!

The skills you will learn in this session will be learning include: basics of running, working with runners, stretching and regeneration, changing gears... and hill running, time permitting.

This CL programme demonstrates how running is the culmination of human evolution. Please come dressed to run.

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