Physical Literacy


Physical literacy, also referred to as movement notation or choreology, is a script for body movements. Great books have been written via verbal literacy. Symphonies could not have been written without music notation. Similarly, physical literacy is the notation of body language. Physical literacy or body movement notation can be used minimally to simplify learning. Delve deeper, and you may end up reading with your neck, your feet, or any other part of the body to teach those body parts how to be more comfortable. It’s easy. Try reading the following basic head movements notation.head-movements-notation
As an example of the efficacy of physical literacy, watch the next video which illustrates the full spectrum of possible head movements to get rid of a stiff, painful neck:

How Does it Work?

The rules, principles and assets of physical literacy teach body awareness. Movement notation gives us the opportunity to study how humans move from birth right into old age. Over the course of 25 years teaching dance and movement to all age groups and levels of fitness, we learned from toddlers how well the body can move naturally and from the elderly how and why the body can become so seriously damaged. Step by step, the puzzle is now completed. If all the bits are where they should be, the body is comfortable, feels good. If not, slight, precise readjustments must be made. An ongoing process of listening to the body and responding to its suggestions is interesting, fun to do, and rewarding. Provided you never stop learning new tips and tricks at YouKANDOit!, self improvement is immediate and progressively constant.

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