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Primitive Postures of Restoration

Primitive Postures of Restoration

“There are four positions of Zen: Lying Zen, Sitting Zen, Standing Zen, and Walking Zen.” Alan Watts   The terms biomimetics and biomimicry come from Ancient Greek: βίος (bios), life, and μίμησις (mīmēsis), imitation, from μιμεῖσθαι (mīmeisthai), to imitate, from μῖμος (mimos), actor. Influenced by Biomimetics or biomimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. UpRight Movement often refers to nature’s archetype of success for guidance with its rationale in helping you to feel, move, and perform better. Understanding human development from a distant and not so distant past perspective can help us to understand movement in a broader context. The bookends of movement as well as our days is rest; the two are interwoven like a pendulum. Primitive Postures are naturally intended to be restorative. Primitive Postures are the original positions, which movement emerged from and returned back to for rest. The degree to which we are challenged within these Primitive Postures is the degree our restoration and movements are as well. Sitting on the floor in many postures is our birthright: Rising from these Primitive Postures to our full upright bipedal posture uses deeply embedded patterns, postures, and movement. Primitive Postures provide a quick but profound insight into the ease or dis-ease of your biomechanical state. You can learn WHAT these postures are and HOW to assess them. They are profoundly important. If these postures aren’t relaxing and restorative, and if living and moving with ease is valuable to you, then perhaps there is an area ready for some improvement. Standing up from the floor...
LEGACY

LEGACY

“Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei.”(Aim for the highest cloud so that if you miss it, you will hit a lofty mountain.) Maori Proverb   The All Blacks are the world’s most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. What is the secret of their success? And what can we – as individuals, companies and teams – learn from them? A values-based, purpose driven culture is a foundation of the All Blacks’ approach and sustained success… In fact, in answer to the question, “What is the All Blacks’ competitive advantage?” key is the ability to manage their culture and central narrative by attaching the players’ personal meanings to a higher purpose. It is the identity of the of the team that matters – not so much what the All Blacks do, but who they are, what they stand for, and why they exist.” Revealing the winning secrets of the All Blacks, LEGACY tackles a number of fundamental issues facing leaders in all fields: How do you create a high performance culture? How do you maintain world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure? What is the secret of sustained success? How do you deal with the pressure? And what do you leave behind you after you’re gone? What’s your legacy? The 15 Lessons in LEGACY are: Sweep the Sheds: Never be too big to do the small things that need to be done Go for the Gap: When you’re on top of your game, change your...