This is a short program that will introduce some different ways of crawling and develop the capacity to easily and quickly coordinate and feel either opposite or same side limbs working in quadrupedal crawling patterns.
3 major patterns will be demonstrated, and each pattern will be performed in multiple directions and as rotations.
These practices are reasonably low impact and are a great way to begin exploring ground based movements that use both the hands and feet. They are not meant to represent any particular "correct" way of moving - the world of ground based movement is extremely large with many approaches that each develop particular attributes. I hope you can use these movements to begin your own exploration of crawling and other locomotive patterns, and not get stuck on these particular drills.
Craig is a student of the Da Xuan tradition of Daoism under Serge Augier and formally the creator of Aware Relaxed Connected. From 2003 – 2012 Craig studied the arts of Xin Yi Liu He Quan, Cha Quan and Yang style Taiji under his first Teacher Dapeng Wang. In 2011 he began expanding his education to include gymnastics and gymnastic strength training, various natural/global movement modalities, parkour, strength, conditioning and flexibility, Ancestral Movement and Stretch Therapy. Explorations in these arts lead to Craig creating a Body Awakening syllabus. Craig’s work has now been absorbed by Physical Alchemy and has become an integral part of the Physical Repatterning Work.