Basic Principles of Movement
Janet helps improve your running form from the ground up by teaching you proper body alignment and basic principles of movement (how to put your body through a range of motion), including:
- Absence of unnecessary effort
- Moving from your center or core
These principles will help you identify and manifest the basic qualities of good running form such as directed arm swing, optimal body lean, integration of upper and lower body and utilization of the powerful core muscles of the hips and pelvis.
Benefits of Integrating Movement Principles
Skillful use of these principles is central to fluid, efficient movement and provides the foundation for continued improvement. On the psychological end, these movement principles can help one generate the kinetic component of the zone, a heightened state and expansion of consciousness, the same delicious pure joy, peace, unity and acute mental clarity that people often seek through meditation.
Janet has combined a system for working with form developed out of Eastern modalities as well as studying literally thousands of runners and their mechanics. Her methods utilize the laws and principles of biomechanics along with specialized neuromuscular techniques to:
- minimize energy expenditure
- reduce unnecessary impact stress on the joints and muscles
- overcome susceptibility to injury
Janet employs a range of creative techniques, skills and focuses in which you will be able to respond to and master changes in your structure, movement, and form.