The Practice of Natural Movement Book

The Practice of Natural Movement Book

Erwan Le Corre, creator of the world-renowned fitness system MovNat, is on a mission to reintroduce Natural Movement to our modern lives with the most ancient movement skill set: walking, running, balancing, jumping, crawling, climbing, swimming, lifting, carrying, throwing, catching, and self-defense.

 

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About the Book

Try to imagine an out-of-shape tiger stepping on an exercise machine to get a workout. It doesn’t make any sense, does it? Wild animals simply move the way nature intended, and they become powerful, healthy, and free in the process. So why should it be any different for us?

We have become “zoo-humans,” separated from nature and living movement-impoverished, unnatural lifestyles. As a result, we are suffering physically, mentally, and spiritually. Exercise has become artificial and boring–a chore, if not a punishment. We are training parts of our bodies, not the whole, and we have lost our drive for movement.

What we need is not a better understanding of exercise physiology or more variety in fitness programs and modalities. What we need is simplicity, meaning, purpose, inspiration, and enjoyment. We need to get back to Natural Movement.

In The Practice of Natural Movement, Le Corre demonstrates our innate and versatile ability to perform practical and adaptable movements. With countless techniques and movement variations, as well as strategies for practicing anytime and anywhere, he will inspire you to build a naturally strong and flexible body and to form yourself anew into a mindful, skillful, and physically capable human being.

Moving your body should be a joy, not a chore

Human beings, like all other animals, have been moving naturally since the dawn of our species, but Natural Movement as a clearly and objectively defined and delineated fitness concept with a set of detailed principles has existed only since Erwan Le Corre created it and made it popular. Natural Movement involves crawling, walking, running, balancing, jumping, climbing, lifting, and so forth – all the things we would do to ensure our day-to-day survival within our natural environment. To become fit and optimally healthy, we need to move the way humans are designed to move. Isn’t it only logical that humans can attain incredible fitness by following a species-specific approach to movement and conditioning that is methodical, scalable, progressive, and safe?

In this groundbreaking book, Erwan breaks down the principles of Natural Movement and explains how to rebuild and develop the skills needed to be a fully functioning, efficient human. The techniques he shares lead to self-empowerment – and ability to help yourself and others. As Erwan likes to say, “Self-entitled people expect everything from others. Self-empowered people expect everything from themselves.

Moving your body in a healthy way doesn’t mean you have to take yourself to a gym to workout on weight machines under artificial lights. Can you imagine a tiger sweating it out on an elliptical and frequently checking its heart rate so that it could keep itself in shape? Certainly not. It moves like a tiger is meant to move, and you can do the same. You can practice Natural Movement wherever you find yourself, in whatever time you have available. After you’ve ready this book, the idea of Natural Movement will seem very simple, and you’ll probably wonder why it took you so long to think about moving your body in a way that is so obvious and natural.

About The Practice of Natural Movement

In this groundbreaking book, Erwan Le Corre, the founder of MovNat, helps you reconnect with moving as your ancestors did. “Working out” in a gym using machines would have seem nonsensical to them. Why not just move your body in the way it was designed to move in order to accomplish the tasks required by evveryday life?

Having guidance and feedback from an instructor is useful, but in this book, Erwan has laid out the fundamentals of movement so that you can be your own teacher. First, he defines Natural Movement by using twelve principles, which make up what he calls his “manifesto.” Then he lays out the foundational knowledge you need to start your Natural Movement practice, which includes breathing, position, sequence, and timing. From there, he moves on to explain practice efficiency to help you understand where to train and how to progress safely through the movements to increase your skills.

The book concludes with detailed step-by-step instructions for many diverse positions, starting from the ground (lying and crawling), moving up (climbing and hanging), and covering everything in between. Each technique is fully illustrated with photos showing proper form and execution.

With the Practice of Natural Movement, you can reclaim your body’s innate abilities and enjoy the physical freedom that millions of years of evolution have made possible.

About the Author

Erwan Le Corre is the founder of “MovNat”, a synthesis of his long-term passion for real-world physical competency, his love of movement in nature, his extensive knowledge of Physical Education history, and his personal philosophy of life. He believes it is everyone’s universal and biological birthright to be strong, healthy, happy and free. He calls this state of being our “True Nature”.

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The Practice of Natural Movement is available wherever books are sold.