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SuperWalking

Somatic Exercises to Streamline Your Walking for Ease, Speed, Balance, and Agility


Hanna Somatics Gold
by Lawrence Gold

AN ADVANTAGE FOR ATHLETES AND A GODSEND FOR THOSE WHO NEED BETTER MOBILTIY

Walking is a peerless organizer.

~~ Ida P. Rolf

There is no walking in this program! It's better than that. What there are, are movements that recondition your walking. Your walking pattern changes, for good, and with no need to remember anything. Each practice session makes distinct improvements to your walking efficiency in the direction of "easier". What would that do to your movement performance -- or mobility?

One afternoon in Santa Cruz, after the first time I did them in an organized way (as presented in SuperWalking) I took a walk. Going up the steps from the deck to street level, I marvelled at how light I felt -- without losing weight! I thought, "This is an amazing miracle!" and named it "The Amazing Walking Miracle", the first time I published it in The Guidebook of Somatic Transformational Exercises.

examples of movement elements:

"Lying on your back, leave one leg straight and draw the other knee toward your chest with your muscles. By drawing your knee toward your chest, help your straight leg straighten and reach. Repeatedly pulse the movement. Make each movement help the other. Slowly relax and lie flat."

That kind of thing.

The Gyroscopic Walk

The Gyroscopic Walk (freely available here) takes it a step further and guides how to take what has been freed in SuperWalking and apply it into special walking patterns that now make use of gravity to find and move from The Center Line of Balance.

The Gyroscopic Walk and The Old Scottish Geezer's Walk do this. The rhythms and efficiencies of those movements gather movements into rhythmic patterns. By recognizing and enhancing those movement rhythms, we put ourselves together better and better. All from each patterned walk.

  • FIRST STEP: Free ourselves from the grip of inadvertent muscular tension patterns ("holding patterns") that show up as stiff, slow, or ponderous walking.
  • SECOND STEP: Take that freedom and apply it to bringing ourselves together, better.
  • If you find The Gyroscopic Walk fatiguing, SuperWalking is the way to go, first.

    This program improves balance, grace, speed and endurance when walking -- and what improves walking also improves running.

    If you're rehabilitating yourself after injury, if your legs feel heavy or get tired easily, if your walking feels labored, this program will lighten the feeling of your legs considerably. Enjoy walking.

    Recommended FREE resource: somatic exercise to free hamstrings

    AUDIO COMPACT DISC (1): $50.00 (Item #213)
    10 sessions, 79 minutes

    ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD: $30.90 (Item #213e)

    Other programs that improve walking:

    Click for descriptions.


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