Educational Kinesiology Foundation
Volume 1 Issue 2
"Not all athletes wear shoes"
I never considered myself an athlete until I ran my first 5K in 2013. That was the year I first felt a "runner's high" as I found a pace I could maintain longer than mere seconds and learned how to breathe, not gasp uncontrollably, while running. Knowing the athletic talents of so many, I found the articles flowing into the firstname.lastname@example.org inbox to be quite intriguing!
It delights me to put forth an issue that takes us into the water element as we look at Total Immersion Swimming and then Competitive Ice Skating! Pause and contemplate how you use the Edu-K techniques. We each have our own comfort zone: it might be the educational arena or the business world. It might be working with people on one end of the life cycle or the other. When and where has this work led you into a new and unfamiliar place?
Sticking with the sports theme, I have used various Brain Gym techniques at horse shows and football events. I'm a mom who doesn't have an affinity for animals and who knows too much about the brain to be comfortable watching guys purposefully tackle one another, all while risking a head injury. And yet, I have found the Positive Points to be especially helpful maintaining calm with injuries...assisting children, parents and even spectators! Besides sports, I've found the Edu-K work supports life and death, illness and wellness. It can be as simple as breathing deeply near someone to help him/her find coherence or as involved as muscle re-education.
The opening quote "Not all athletes wear shoes" invites readers to expand one's impression of athleticism beyond land sports involving shoes. Similarly, I believe that some of our most significant work happens when we least anticipate it, yet are ready, willing and able to expand beyond our comfort zone!
Cindy Goldade, Editor-in-Chief