I’ve been a little bit slow to post these days, and that is because I’m in the process of writing a book. Exciting!
The book will synthesize and expand on many of the topics that I have written about on this blog. Namely, the art and science of how to move better and feel better, from a “neurocentric” perspective.
The book will be called “A Guide to Better Movement.” (Or something like that.)
My goal is to provide a resource that will be useful to physical therapists, bodyworkers, personal trainers, yoga instructors, and anyone else interested in improving their movement.
As such, the book will cover many topics related to movement and pain, including pain science, motor control and development, cortical mapping of the body, central governors, play, evolutionary perspectives, functional anatomy, corrective exercise, and how to define quality of movement. For each topic, I will try to: present the best available scientific evidence; dispel myths and confusion; and include perspectives from various movement traditions such as yoga, martial arts, somatics, dance, and sports. Most importantly, I will try to synthesize the different topics into a cohesive perspective which is easily understandable, without disrespecting the complexity and ambiguity of the subject matter. Sounds easy enough right?
The book will also have a section with some practical recommendations, including numerous movement lessons inspired by the Feldenkrais Method.
If there are any topics you would like to see covered in the book that fit within this general framework let me know!
Also, if you are interested in the book, let me know what format you would like. The current plan is to produce an e-book PDF. If there is enough interest, I might also create an e-reader version and/or hard copy.
Hopefully I’ll be done with this by the Fall. Until then, I will definitely continue to post, possibly even with some previews of the book, but with a little less frequency.