First of all I’m sorry for having posted in a while. I have been troubled with some major dysfunctions which have surfaced after recognizing the superficial asymmetry. It’s a journey which have taken me through some interesting thoughts.
To start anew I signed up for a parkour training camp called “European Gathering 2009” at the Gerlev Sports Academy. Bear in mind I have had no training in this kind of movement before. The great guys from Danish Streetmovement are great organizers and teachers, so I’ve learnt a great deal about philosophy of movement, flow, community and play. Several of the original Yamakazi crew are attending as teachers, and watching them brings a whole new level of what it means to be a natural athlete. I’ve done a small token of my appreciation by talking a little bit about physical training, rehab and prehab. Due to the great efforts of Line Hovmand and Sebastian from Streetmovement Z-health, jointmobility, functional mobility and balanced tension/relaxation is dawning in this exuberant and youthful community.
One of my issues have been my inability to release the tension in my body, specifically the t-spine, neck, hips and forearms. During my search for pain free movement a good friend of mine, Kristian Elbo, who is a phenominal golf trainer, pointed me to a system by movement therapist Per Gjeding. The therapy have provided instant release through the connection of specific movement patterns and breathing.
My training is focused around finding flow in what I do, carefully releasing tension after strength training and as always going towards the ideal movement. My methods as of now include but isn’t exclusively kettlebell training, yoga, parkour, clubbells, tree, rock and urban climbing, barefooting and play/games of all sorts. I hope to include more z-health and pose-technique in the future. Similarly I’m reading through some of the stuff concerning alexander technique and egoscue’s movement therapy.
Magne, my magneficent 4 months old son, is truly a joy to nuture and watch over. His exurberance is inspirational beyond belief and his joy in movement and connection makes me think about how important it is that we enjoy life and share that joy with those around us.
“A person is not a person without other people”
Joy is a funny mathematical size. It grows simply by paying attention to it. By adding you joy to that of another person quadruples it. Gratitude works the same way, plus it is a great antidote to fear.
I hope this message finds all of you well.