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The subject will involve further study and practice of ideokinetic processes to foster a balanced alignment of the skeletal system and re-education of neuromuscular habits in movement. Students will investigate the mechanical principles underlying the design of kinetic imagery and relationships of both bone and muscle groups to postural alignment and efficient physical coordination. Students will experience moving from a source of imagery, emanating from Skinner Releasing Technique, ideokinesis and/or anatomical based releasing techniques. Other kinetic practices, such as Feldenkrais will also be studied. Students will study the development and use of imagery in movement and postural integration, core stabilisation, as well as structure, function and integration of the upper body structures. Kinesiology and Feldenkrais make up the two areas of study in this subject.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject will enable students to:
- demonstrate balanced arrangement of the axial & appendicular skeleton in relation to efficient & safe movement.
- demonstrate facility of core stabilization in the body.
- embody alignment through the neck, spine, shoulders & ribs.
- apply ideokinetic principles and practices in developing increased body awareness and efficient and economical movement.
- demonstrate integration between body parts & muscle groups through the centre of gravity in movement.
- identify individual body image and personal movement idiosyncrasies
- identify right/left differences and effect in action on balance and range
- identify influence of internal kinetic preferences on movement aesthetic
- distinguish personal choices in relation to breathing, attention and effort
- identify the connection between sensation, focus and presence in action
On completion of this course students should have acquired the following skills:
The ability to apply theory to practice
The capacity for kinaesthetic awareness
The ability to exercise imaginative and transformative processes
The capacity to communicate in writing
Last updated: 6 December 2019