Baseworks Meta is a video format used to answer questions about the Baseworks Method.

It explains the specifics of attention allocation and goal-setting in Baseworks, visualizing the invisible, and allows people to become aware of things that are normally executed beyond awareness. The videos provide a shortcut to understanding the finer and not so immediately obvious details in the Baseworks Method.

"Meta means about the thing itself. It’s seeing the thing from a higher perspective instead of from within the thing, like being self-aware."

Movement and perceptual skills are developed through repetition. However, the efficacy of learning depends on what you are paying attention to while performing a task, and also how you plan the execution of any movement.

In Baseworks, we have specific guidelines for attention allocation and goal-setting for movements. We use movements that you would normally not perform in your daily life. This allows you to become aware of things that normally are executed beyond awareness.

“Baseworks Meta” videos are meant to visualize the invisible and verbalize things that do not have common names in everyday language.

Although all the things described in the “Baseworks Meta” videos can be experientially discovered simply through continuous and committed physical practice according to our method, “Baseworks Meta” videos act as a shortcut to becoming aware of many fine and not-so-immediately-obvious details we can discover in our bodies.

The “Baseworks Meta” videos will help you get a better grasp what to do during the practice sessions, familiarize you with Baseworks-specific vocabulary, help visualize many aspects of the Baseworks movement vocabulary, and help understand our method from an analytical perspective.

Baseworks Meta

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    Baseworks Movement Patterns

    The video introduces the Baseworks movement patterns – one of the key concepts in the Baseworks Method. It explains what they are, gives examples of movement patterns in various forms, and explains some of the results of applying the Baseworks movement patterns to movements.

    Micro Movements

    In Baseworks, we distinguish between micro movements are macro movements. Many Baseworks movement patterns are micro movements. We use this terminology in a way unique to our method.

    This Baseworks Meta video gives examples of some key micro movements in Baseworks and explains their function.

    The Baseworks Midline

    This video introduces the concept of “Midline” in Baseworks and explains how it is different from a conventional idea of a midline of the body.

    The video gives examples how and why we use the Baseworks Midline in various forms.

    Opposition of Forces & Distributed Activation

    This Baseworks Meta video focuses on another key Baseoworks concept – the Distributed Activation.

    The video mentions some of the effects of Distributed activation and explains how to use the Opposition of forces and other movement pattern to establish the state of Distributed Activation.

    "Traction the forearms forward" Baseworks Movement Pattern

    This video is dedicated to one of the common movement patterns used in Baseworks to create the Distributed activation – the “Traction the Forearms Forward” movement pattern.

    The video breaks down how we can use this pattern to increase mobility of various joints.

    The Peak Hold

    This Baseworks Meta video gives an example of the Baseworks CONVERGE focus in a form which is not an “abdominal exercise”.

    Sense Control Adapt

    SENSE-CONTROL-ADAPT is a framework in the Baseworks Method. Each word on its own could be used as an umbrella concept for various principles and applications within the Method, but also the six possible bidirectional pairs, such as “SENSE to CONTROL”, “CONTROL to SENSE”, “SENSE to ADAPT” etc, can also be used to explain our philosophy, approach, and the neuro- and neuromuscular principles behind the Baseworks Method.