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.

Corset by Ido Portal, Barcelona, 3-4 of June

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Corset by Ido Portal, Barcelona, 3-4 of June

We organize first in Spain Ido Portal's Corset workshop in collaboration with La Huella Crossfit Barcelona. All info about the event and registration are in the following link: http://lahuellacrossfitbarcelona.com/the-corset-barcelona-3-4-june-2017-by-ido-portal/

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Creative Movement Tools by Shai Faran, 9-10 of September 2017

Creative Movement Tools by Shai Faran, 9-10 of September 2017

CREATIVE MOVEMENT TOOLS

This workshop is an introduction to different concepts related to dance and movement. It will give the participants tools to develop their movement practice and to expend their technical, expressive, and creative range of movement possibilities.

Participants will be exposed to a number of subjects providing a wide overview of the world of dance and its applications to other movement practices.

WORKSHOP SCOPE:

Coordination - Develop neurological connections, expand movement complexity, and increase capacity for information management with a range of coordination drills using different parts of the body in varied relationships to each other.

Floor Work - Learn how to negotiate the ground - going in and out of the floor, gliding, rolling, melting and organizing yourself in communication with the ground. 

Gaining confidence in bringing your body close to the floor in different ways is an important ingredient for movement freedom as a tool to improve your daily activities and your general wellbeing through the conditioning of joints, improving ranges of motion, displaying sequential ability and expression.

Manipulating the body with softness and efficiency over a surface that is hard and non-forgiving is a highly valuable skill for anyone who moves on this planet and under its gravity.

Spine Work - Develop a fluid, mobile, smart and resilient spine with easy to learn, progressive approach to Spine Segment Control - spinal waves, spirals and circular patterns used to construct an improvised spinal motion that can be used both for healing, injury prevention, self expression, mobility and improving efficiency in any movement that pass through the central axis. 

WORKSHOP SPAN:

12 hours spread over 2 days, 10:00AM - 18:00PM on both days with a lunch break scheduled at 13:00-15:00

LOCATION:

Centro Civico de la Barceloneta, Carrer de la Conreria, 1-9

INSTRUCTION:

This event is lead by Shai Faran

REGISTRATION: 

Event is sold out

PLEASE NOTE:

Your place is not guaranteed until your payment reached us. The fee is not refundable, if you are not able to attend for some reason you can sell your place to someone else, letting us know about this before the event.

We recommend packing your own food for lunch as at certain locations getting food might be a problem.

CONTACT:

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email: info@thebamboobody.es