I just had a great experience spending around an hour talking to Rafe Kelley from evolvemoveplay.com. Facebook recommended him at some point and showed some video of him climbing trees and doing parkour type stuff and I almost went to a class because he was in my area, but missed it. Still, I follow his page on facebook and reached out for an interview/conversation.
I believe that we have natural abilities to do all kinds of monkey shit and that people that practice that for more time show more of these abilities than those of us that just sit or do repetitive movements in the gym.
Exploring environments like trees and ditches and rocks and streams and all that gives a much wider range of experiences.
We discuss a pretty wide range of things from nutrition, to intuition, to meditation, to being confident with one’s body.
Something else that I found inspiring was that prior to the conversation I spent many hours just practicing movement and realizing so many things about how my body moves and how I can move it differently to have more grace, control, power, and enjoyment.
From his website:
“Learn to move like a human. Reclaim your capacity to move with flow over grass, rocks, and trees. Learn to develop yourself through contact, roughhousing, dance, and combatives. Reconnect with nature and develop your aliveness in movement to become a more resilient and embodied human.”
I do movement practices everyday and it has changed my life so much.