Physical performance improves optimally with the right balance of physical conditioning and mental training. How can you optimize and build on this body-mind loop to achieve your athletic goals? MBS’s crystallized study of how movement-patterns connect with thought process, is incorporated by some of the world’s greatest athletes to mobilize and enhance their abilities and reduce injury.
MBS is a leader in the practical application of creating a ‘dialogue’ between thought and action: gaining insight and bringing patterns of movement into awareness, enables mastery over mind-body communication, thereby ensuring ongoing control and progress.
MBS Principles and philosophy influence from Judo
This is especially advantageous when put to the test during performance or competition, when the entire system is under the highest stress.
Whether you are a daily walker, fitness club member, Pilates/ Yoga fan or professional athlete, an individual or a team, MBS Academy can assist you in reaching your goals.
In case you are a teacher of a movement modality, or a student wishing to enhance your own movement performance, how you think of movement makes all the difference. Through Mind Body Studies (MBS) you will find direct lines of connection between your thinking patterns and movement patterns, which will awaken your ability to use your powers for optimal learning and performance, and enrich your practice.
MBS lessons demonstrate the cutting-edge efficacy of creating a Code of Communication between your body and mind, training your nervous system to recognize more effective movement pathways, transform self-limiting movement habits, and discover your potential to move and think with increased strength, intelligence, elegance and comfort.
Stepping away from conventional methods of movement-training, MBS uses patterns of learning to refresh self image and optimize self use. Rather than straining muscles to work harder in order to improve, MBS uses the connections between body and brain, triggering efficient communication within the entire system, to ensure on-going progress in every move and every aspect of life.
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais was an acclaimed Judoka and based a large part of his method on the philosophy, principles and movements of Martial Arts. Mia Segal and Leora Gaster followed in his footsteps, to earn their black belts at the Kodokan in Japan, in 1971, when martial arts, especially for women, was uncommon in the Western World.
Many of the MBS movement sequences, as well as the body-work, reflect this strong connection between the two disciplines, putting philosophy of life into action.
Martial Arts practitioners find great insight in how Dr. Feldenkrais’ MBS work breaks up each movement into the elements of initiation and progression through the system. This analysis and attention to details provides them with greater ability to master their own discipline and expands their competence and effectiveness as Martial Artists.
For Teachers of Martial Arts, this insight and its philosophical implications is a powerful tool, which enables them to convey information clearly, precisely and effectively. They can coach students to feel the art from the inside and establish a solid grasp of the essence of their teaching.
“I insist on my cardiac patients learning MBS. Over the years I have found this work to be of great value in reducing cardiac incidences.” – Dr. MT, Cardiologist
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