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Movement Research

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How do we move to stay well? 

Some practices, the cardiovascular exercise, for example, focus on numerical outcomes and require a ‘correct’ technique.

Such a goal-oriented approach to movement does not fit everybody’s needs and abilities. It can leave people, especially those experiencing ill-health, feeling more vulnerable, discouraged, and deficient.

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In improvisational dance, somatic education, and contemplative techniques, one does not strive to move in a correct, predetermined way.

Process-oriented tasks invite personal discovery.

Practitioners learn to move in line with their capacties, needs, and imagination.

As it was possible to observe during participatory research with movement practitioners and community wellbeing projects in Israel, Japan, and Europe the process-oriented movement encourages creativity, joy, and confidence.

This explorative approach generates a sense of trust; it allows to appreciate our existing abilities and to pursue new ones with curiosity.

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