Embodiment Training Protocol with Adam Persinger
These sessions cost $100 for a private session, or $14 per class at Sun Gate Studio Tuesdays 12-1:15, and Mondays 11:15-12-30.
This is a comprehensive system of training that addresses your individual imbalances to create optimal health. This includes a mindfulness based approach to building strength, increasing flexibility, and comfort, and exploring a more subtle awareness of the sensation in your body. We will assess your body carefully, and focus on developing strength, mobility, alignment and optimal range of motion.
The single most important thing you can do to change the structure and function of your body is to consistently bring mindfulness to the way you are moving and especially sitting. Sitting poorly is the leading cause of structural degeneration. It is vital to have an experiential understanding of where your sit bones are, what it’s like to sit on top of them, supported by them, and how the angle of your pelvis effects the alignment of your entire spine and upper body.
This is, at the first stage of practice, establishing a degree of strength needed to do all one’s daily movements, tasks and work without hurting oneself. Especially training in a very specific way to ensure core strength for a lifetime. We elaborate on the most cutting edge research on core strength. This means emphasizing development of the muscular, fascial and coordinative framework necessary to support the spine when bending, twisting, crouching, carrying and picking things up. A core piece of this is learning healthy low back biomechanics. We will also be using foundational strength training from gymnastic body weight exercises and yoga postures. Strength training has been shown to reverse all the biomarkers or determinants of aging that you are capable of controlling.
We will assess the range of motion in your shoulder girdle, spine, and pelvis. At key joints we will be looking at the range of stiffness, from stiff (limited mobility) to hypermobile (limited stability). From this assessment we’ll develop a movement sequence formatted especially for you.
As we progress, we’ll cultivate a more subtle sensing of the body using techniques from yoga, qigong and meditation. Gradually, with persistence this can unfold into states of sensing rich in meaning and fulfillment.
All along the way important alignment principles will be reinforced experientially. These principles will help you have less chance of injury in the future, by giving you a way of orienting your body and perception as an animal would. This is done by awakening the key functioning of the Movement Brain, and uncovering any missed milestones in our sensory motor development.