Chapter 1 The movement kaleidoscope
Chapter 2 Moving the brain
Chapter 3 Dancing with Forces
Chapter 4 Myofascial magic
Chapter 5 Vibrant self carriage
Chapter 6 Locks and keys
Chapter 7 The living spine
Chapter 8 Control through ease
Chapter 9 Base notes
Chapter 10 Ups and downs: mastering the vertical
Chapter 11 A leg to stand on
Chapter 12 Elegant, effective gait
Chapter 13 A shoulder to lean on
Chapter 14 Winning our wings
Chapter 15 Speaking the brain’s language
Chapter 16 Reflections
Designed for Pilates and yoga teachers, health and rehabilitation professionals, The Power and the Grace demystifies functional movement and integrates the science of movement with the art of teaching it. It aims to help the holistically minded movement professional achieve rewarding results in neuromuscular function. From brain science to physics, fascia to emotion, this book distils a seemingly complex field into a practical and instantly usable approach that will resonate with movement teachers at all levels of experience. Find the color in your language; learn the difference between talking to the brain or to the mind; and discover how to communicate the intention and sense of a movement with ease!
International movement expert Joanne Elphinston is a high performance consultant for professional dancers, musicians and elite athletes at Olympic level; a consultant physiotherapist specializing in chronic and persistent neuromusculoskeletal conditions; a former coach and fitness instructor and the author of several popular books in the field of movement.
Joanne has been teaching her unique JEMS® approach for over twenty years, training rehabilitation, health and fitness professionals around the world to explore, inspire and optimize movement in people of all ages and walks of life. Her work is the subject of current research into management for hypermobility related pain, falls prevention, stroke rehabilitation and sports performance, and her programs are used in such diverse fields as child development, chronic pain management, and athletic training.
Joanne has a passion for communicating complex concepts in simple, elegant ways that bridge the gap between professionals and their clients, allowing them to work holistically yet functionally, supported by science, and balancing knowledge with skill and humanity.