Building on the Fundamentals

Daily Movement Prompts, Saturday, December 10, 2016 edition: Building on the Fundamentals.

Do any of your movements of choice require some sort of Fundamental skill first before building on it for an Intermediate or Advanced movement? Imagine the Ballerina: She or he still goes to fundamental skills classes, trains and drills on fundamental movements, in order to be that much better grounded for their advanced work. Or any athletic feat that you see in the Olympics: Their advanced competition is built on the fundamental skills taken to the next level.

Few of us are training for Olympic competition (and if you are one of those few, WOW GO YOU!). But each of us making those personal movement choices — from walking around the block to climbing stairs to swimming to yoga to dance class to roller skating to bicycling to lifting weights — any of those and other movements has some sort of fundamental posture or technique that builds our skills and abilities.

Which fundamental skills are part of your routines? Which ones would you like to continue to build on? Which skills are you proud of having advanced lately?

Whether today is a day for spontaneous movement, planned and scheduled activities, or rest and recovery, there are many of us excited to cheer you on and support you in your choices. As a friend of mine likes to say, “Rock on, Crouton.” You can do it.