Nature vs. Nurture

Nature vs. Nurture

No two animals see the world in the same way. The structures of the different eyes that have developed over the course of evolution vary depending on a species’ environment. This is relevant for us, humans, too, even though our eye structures are all the same across different groups, the way we process information is different. Not in a physiological way, but in the way we make sense of what we see.

To be a hero

To be a hero

When we approach anything in life, we find many subtle things in our behavior that are not genetically wired, as one might think, but are the result of the environment we live in and the way we were conditioned to interact with it.

Attention deficit

Attention deficit

Day by day, our attention becomes more and more an important currency for technology companies. All the apps and ads in them are built in a way that always keeps you distracted. This doesn't help much with productivity, cognitive function and overall feeling of wellbeing.

Podcast with Anna

Podcast with Anna

Recent podcast with Anna made by our friend Nelson Cuadras. An 50 min long talk about struggles of running a facility, prioritizing personal practice and how to organize yourself, among other things.

Pain

Pain

Previously, I wrote about the processes underlying injuries and some ways to avoid them. Now I want to concentrate on something that might accompany your injuries or even appear without any previous damage, but which definitely has a very strong impact on quality of life - pain.

Variability

Variability

Our brain's ability to develop new patterns and provide us with learning is the same ability that gets us stuck in the habits we do not want. We tend to develop rigid behaviour as we get older and this is the cause of many problems associated with age. This negative change can be reinforced by your everyday choices if you don't pay attention to it coming, or it can be transformed and used for the purposes of adding quality to your life.

What does it take to be a good practitioner?

What does it take to be a good practitioner?

It is a question i often ask myself, because i really want to be one. I want to, out of respect to my teachers, out of respect for people who will come to study from me, out of respect to the practice and to myself. I have learned that in anything you do, being a good practitioner must be a main priority, everything else comes from there. It is especially relevant if you want to become a good teacher.

The Bamboo Body

The Bamboo Body

Movement and cognition

Movement and cognition

Human brain is the most complex structure in the universe that we know of. As Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert quotes: “We have a brain for one reason and one reason only, and that’s to produce adaptable and complex movements.” So how did it happen that in modern society movement is seen as luxury rather than necessity?

Movement intelligence

Movement intelligence

What is intelligence for us? According to Oxford dictionary: “Intelligence: ability to acquire knowledge and skill”. Even though the word “skill” is used in a definition, I bet the first thing you imagine when someone mentions an intelligent person will not be a college football player. It is very common to judge intelligence only by the amount of theoretical knowledge.

Skill acquisition

Skill acquisition

For a very long time it has been thought that complex physical skills cannot be developed once past a certain age or without the requisite talent. This belief still restricts people in the choice of their physical practice and it would be a great relief for me personally if the fact that this information is wrong reached as many people as possible.

Injury

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Injury

Injury can be a devastating event that puts the end to a sports career or simply leaves you unmotivated to do any kind of physical practice. But depending on how you look at it, it can also be a door into self discovery and a very valuable learning experience. I truly believe it is important to know a bit about the subject even if you are only an amateur. Knowledge is power and possessing at least some sort of correlated information leads to much wiser decisions and better assessments of the situations.

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Interview: "There is no 'the movement', but a billion of movements"

Interview: "There is no 'the movement', but a billion of movements"

Charlie is one of the teachers at The Bamboo Body. After entering the Movement Culture with Joseph Bartz, in Berlin, he now teaches this method in the only training facility dedicated to this approach in Barcelona and Spain.

Riders training: muscle shortening in motocross

Riders training: muscle shortening in motocross

In Bamboo Body we have a special section where we gathered very special set of tools that is aimed specifically on development of people involved in Motor Sports. 

Immune booster juice recipe

Immune booster juice recipe

We share with you our “immune booster Juice and some additional nutritional recommendations from our nutritionist, Kiira Cabrera.

Interview: ‘Movement is great physical and mental therapy’

Interview: ‘Movement is great physical and mental therapy’

Glenn is a writer who finds inner peace in Movement which helps him become inspired when he sits downs in front of a blank sheet of paper. Now he trains with The Bamboo Body and says  he can positively develop himself in different physical and psychological aspects.

Interview: “Movement Culture is not a discipline. It is the way of life”

Interview: “Movement Culture is not a discipline. It is the way of life”

Anna, one of the teachers at The Bamboo Body, explains what the Movement Culture is, where it is born, what benefits it has, and who can practice it.

The Bamboo Body is inaugurated!

The Bamboo Body is inaugurated!

The day had arrived. The preparations had finished days before and everything was ready for the grand opening of The Bamboo Body.

Movement Retreat Cantabria, 24-31 of August.

Movement Retreat Cantabria, 24-31 of August.

We invite you to step away from your everyday life, and join us in our 8 day retreat  in the stunning countryside of Cantabria in the north of Spain. We will stay in a beautiful rural house in a small village between mountains and forest, and 20 minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean with its breathtaking beaches.

Recipe "On the go" Healthy takeaway meal

Recipe "On the go" Healthy takeaway meal

Kiira Cabrera, our nutritionist, brings you a healthy and original recipe. Nutritious foods, that boosts your energy and your immune system.