This article is about a common misconception that the brain contains a “motor map” of our muscles in the sense in which we normally understand when we think about maps (one-to-one representation). It further explains the term “distributed activation” in movement research and then compares it with the Baseworks Distributed Activation.

Yuval Ayalon smiling in a portrait on a black background

This Reflection looks at Yuval’s journey from competitive gymnastics to contemplative handstand practice and discusses the concept of foundation in physical skill development. It also talks about the tendency of well-learned skills to escape our awareness.

acupuncture model with needles in the meridians.

How one approaches a practice is a key to building a self-sufficient fallback tool to reset across any circumstance. The secret is to re-discover and develop the ability to tune in to what is appropriate across the randomness of life.

Drawing of a karate practitioner.

So we always try to clarify what the purpose of our form practice is in Baseworks. Let’s see how the continuity of form practice can lead to a better understanding of movement all around.

Although we are obviously consciously aware of the position of our body parts in space, it is often assumed that >>