Beamish Bodymind Balancing®: at the sources of the Move In MindTM Training
"The ultimate goal is effortless movement and control".
M° Philip. B. Beamish
The Beamish Bodymind Balancing® method has been developed by the encounter between the floor barre and dance technique created and adopted by M° Philip B. Beamish, teacher and personal coach of the greatest names in dance in the world, and the principles and basics of Rolfing S.I. and Rolf Movement laid out by Dr. Ida Rolf. This approach has been elaborated and registered by M° Beamish and I, during many years of collaboration.
In the following years, while M° Beamish has been keeping working and developing his method addressed to dancers, I developed a method I called Move-in Mind Training, based on sensory-motor imagery integrated with movement, in which I've integrated also a sequence of basic Beamish Bodymind Balancing exercises combined with a very specific mental imagery work. The appropriate use of mental imagery facilitates the engagement of specific brain motor networks involving the "involuntary" muscle fibres (tonic fibres) that support every movement, managing our balance and posture in relationship with the gravity field. So I consider the Move In Mind Training as a targeted evolution of the basic Beamish Bodymind Balancing (to which I owe a great part of my improvements in body-mind balance), addressed to everybody wants to achieve optimal psycho-physical health and to those trainers, instructors and therapists who want to integrate in their practice a method based on the integration of motor imagery & movement.
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