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Do you think you have stiff ankles? Chances are, you just lack mobility.
In this episode of the Align Podcast, Gray Cook and I chat about the fundamentals of movement and how our current culture is out of touch with them. In Gray’s experience, a simple practice of self-awareness can help us identify a lot of our movement patterns that are broken and allow us to bring it back to their performing state.
We also talk about how we can integrate the basic fundamentals of movement in today’s sedentary modern world where sofas, desks, and cars all have an impact on our mobility.
Gray Cook is a physical therapist, orthopedic certified specialist, and certified strength and conditioning coach. His developments in movement pattern screening and assessment are at the forefront of fitness, physical conditioning, injury prevention, and physical rehabilitation.
What we discuss:
02:36: What are some of the low-hanging fruit in terms of mobility in today’s world?
05:45:Which movement fundamentals should be thought in our education system?
10:52: What are Gray’s observations on physical independence?
27:22: Have we really conquered nature?
31:02: How do we integrate modern life into the natural and seamless self?
34:48: Can we seamlessly integrate more than one movement practice into our daily lives?
42:30: What does it mean to walk “well”?
51:13: How has Gray’s perspective on breathe shift over the years?
01:11:59: How can we get to a point where we’re effortlessly inhabiting our physical body?