PE 712 & ZHEALTH. Intro to the Nervous System For more info, check out a seminar from ZHealth (www.zhealth.net) . Z Performance Principles. Everyone is an athlete. Everything is a skill. The nervous system controls everything in the body. Change occurs at the speed of the nervous system.
Intro to the Nervous System
For more info, check out a seminar from ZHealth (www.zhealth.net)
Everyone is an athlete.
Everything is a skill.
The nervous system controls everything in the body.
Change occurs at the speed of the nervous system.
The Human Nervous System
”We can show that each of the 10 billion neurons in the human brain has the possibility of connections to 1 with 28 noughts after it – that’s – 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 connections! It means that the total combinations in the brain, if written out, would be 1 followed by 10.5 kilometers of noughts!”
-Prof Petr Anokhin, Moscow University
The Governing System
The Fastest System
The Most (Anatomically) Stable and (Functionally) Plastic System
The body’s 3-D map of itself in space and time.
AKA our movement & awareness map.
When you change one piece of the map, you change the whole map.
Increase mechanoreceptive activity
How do you stimulate the maximum number of mechanoreceptors?
Moving the parts of the body where the highest number of them are found.
Where is that? The joints!
Dealing with pain and other movement problems is a matter of getting “unstuck.”
Which is effective?
Which is ineffective?
The Path Of Efficiency
The Path Of Inefficiency
Our genetically hard-wired response to threat!
It is characterized by TWO primary muscular actions:
Flexion & Adduction
A term coined by Thomas Hanna, founder of Somatics.
It means that we cannot feel and cannot consciously move an area of the body. Much of R-Phase is about finding and correcting SMA.
Is The Body More Oriented Toward Survival or Performance?