Here is a charming video of a baby named Liv discovering movement in her body over the course of a year. The floor gives Liv feedback and support, while the occasional toy provides her desire to move through space.
Two key elements that we all share as movement students are shown in this video :
1) Interest! If we aren't interested in the exploration, change simply won't happen. And not only is baby Liv interested, she is also enjoying herself. Her enjoyment gives grace and speed to her movement development.
2) Practice, practice, practice! To create new movement patterns, it takes many, many forays into new movement land–whether we are little people or big people.
This was originally posted November 20th, 2010.