Body Maps – Feldenkrais Brain Maps – Learning about Proprioception
You know proprioception refers to where the body is in space, its kinesthetic awareness. But where does that awareness come from? How does it work? In this lecture, Todd Hargrove explains how the brain uses body mapping to represent the physical body. You’ll also learn how to use these body maps to gain — or regain — better movement and coordination.
“Proprioception, or body sense, depends entirely on the body maps in the brain. The body maps are the physical parts of the brain organized in such a way as to represent all the different body parts, the way lines on a map represent roads.”~Todd Hargrove
• Proprioception (1:15)
• Body Maps (2:55)
• Building the Maps (6:25)
• Degradation of the Maps (8:20)
• Nociceptive Signaling (11:20)
• Applying this Information (17:50)
• Example: Squat Pattern (21:30)
• Slow Movement (23:50)
Todd Hargrove is both a certified Feldenkrais Method movement instructor and a certified Rolfer, who left his lawyering practice to share his newly discovered knowledge of a path out of back pain. He is the author of Better Movement, and writes regular articles for his blog, as well as The Perfect Health Diet, Save Yourself and Conditioning Research. You’ll find his articles on his site at bettermovement.org.