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Asia Shcherbakova and Satoko Horie performing a center of gravity transfer movement practice application

When Hips Lie About Symmetry

Evolution wired human brains for: (1) survival, (2) tool-making/manipulation, (3) efficiency to avoid perceptual bottleneck. As a result, we are typically very good at knowing where our head is (so that we do not hit this very important part against something) and where our hands are (so that we can manipulate objects efficiently), but the

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Patrick Oancia walking beside student who is layinmg on the floor after learning something challenging. Both Patrick and the students are light heartedly laughing!

Dismantling the Archetypes

The image of what a proficient practice outcome looks like is often represented with an element of aesthetic awe. Getting to any level of maximum proficiency however is always preceded by a lot of micro ah-ha moments combined with a failure or two. And they are often taken for granted. The reality is that the

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Satoko Horie in a kneeling position with a flexed spine reclining in a transition to another movement.

Rooting the Foundation for More Skillful Movement

We all have the ability to refine our movements in a way that allows us to better control the movements. Although there is a tendency to associate skillful movement with something exclusive to athletes, dancers, professionals immersed in movement, any well-learned movement is a basic skill that allows us to better interact with the space

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Patrick Oancia teaching a student in a blue room.

Physical Limitations as Learning Advantages

A physical practice most often works toward developing stuff like strength, flexibility, joint mobility and coordination. When some or all of these things don’t get immediately dialed in, anyone can be left feeling deficient. And sadly, from outside, we look at someone’s superficial level proficiency in any of these things as credible. What we don’t

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Satoko Horie teaching a BAseworks session in Tokyo to a room full of students.

Finding Bilateral Balance and Symmetry in Asymmetry

Most animals are constructed in a way that their bodies are bilaterally symmetrical. As human beings, there is a natural tendency to find aesthetic beauty in what is more symmetrical versus asymmetrical. In Baseworks movement practices, we make a conscious effort to work on both sides of the body equally in a balanced way, at

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Asia Shcherbakova demonstrating a suspended Baseworks From in a large white room

Do More by Doing Less. Do Less by Doing More

When we reduce the intensity of muscular contractions and combine them with Micromovements, we increase the amount of sensory feedback from the muscles, engage finer muscle fibers, and have more attentional resources to allocate to our muscles without fatigue. At the same time, by engaging more muscles then necessary to perform a particular movement (and

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Photo of Satoko Horie with workshop information for Practice Modification Techniques: Working with Hamstrings

Practice Modification Techniques: Working with Hamstrings

One of the key ways in which we approach the practice in Baseworks, is to modify one’s intensity of the practice based on either the physical limitation one has, or based on the condition of the day. In this VS, we will specifically focus on how to work with tightness in the hamstrings and explore

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Photo of Asia Shcherbakova with details for GRAVITY & SYMMETRY for better body awareness and control

Gravity and Symmetry for better body awareness and control

In Baseworks, we are intentionally defining the goals of movements in a way which does not match how movement goals are habitually set by our motor system on a day-to-day basis. Breaking habitual movement patterns allows us to inspect the unconscious influences on our movements, build better body awareness and control. This VS will focus

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Photo of Patrick Oancia with info about this event: Debunking the mythology of CORE strength

Debunking the mythology of core strength

The entire health, fitness and wellness industry is fixated on CORE strength development as the key to athletic progress. Often, the emphasis is either the abdominal sheath and or pelvic floor. Yet understanding the relationship that all the muscles, tendons ligaments and cartilage have on stabilizing and mobilizing all the major joint complexes opens the

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