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Ça fait plaisir de recevoir des messages comme celui ci de la part de Sophie Léveil 

Elle a assisté au séminaire de Jean-Paul Pianta le weekend dernier et a décidé de prendre des notes comme le Spence :D

Elle n’a pas utilisé de phrases et noté que les choses les plus importantes. 

Simplement des mots clés, des petits dessins, des liens, des flèches. Quelques citations de temps à autre. 

Sophie résume très bien l’idée du mindmapping, on veut comprendre des concepts, une manière de penser pas apprendre une poésie. Et ce qui est génial c’est qu’elle aura plus de plaisir a retourner voir ses notes dans le futur! 

Merci encore Soph’ :)

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Biotensegrity for Musicians

What is this?!Tensegrity applied to biological systems and in particular to the Human Body. So first tensegrity is a term coined by the famous Buckminster Fuller, it is a structure that associates tension and integrity. You can also have a look at Kenneth Snelson’s sculptures, the inventor of these structures, to have a better understanding of what it is.

When we look at the body as a tensegrity structure, we realize that are skeleton is floating bones within a sponge-like tensioned tissue. 

What are the advantages of this type of structure?-Highly Energy and Material Efficient-Muscles and bones have less load-Mobile and Flexible structure-Omni-Directional-Gravity Independent, so it can work right side up, up side down, horizontal, in water and even in space!-Strain Distribution Machine, this is one of the most important aspects.

A Strain Distribution Machine means that if there is a distortion on one part of the body, it will be distributed to the whole structure. A patient of mine, a young woman percussionist came for pain in her arms. The more she played the more the pain would go down her arms, almost down to her hands. After asking about her health history, we found out that she had had 2 bicycle falls on one of her ankles. This probably caused a distortion in her ankle. The stress then diffused up to her pelvis, to her shoulders and eventually to her arms. If on top of this you add the hours of daily practice, we can now understand why she has been feeling pain in her arms. 

When we take these specificities in to account, we understand why it is important to look at the body as a whole when we want to help someone.By freeing the persons restrictions, the body’s natural tendency is to revert to a balanced state, where it can do it’s healing job. That’s how chiropractors are able to help many people get rid of their pains without using medication or surgery.

On top of this musicians want to ameliorate their performances with their instrument, having a balanced body is a foundation to that. With a mobile and highly energy efficient body, musicians can better focus on their instrument. So their movements can be more endurant, more precise and faster.

Send your questions to mspencer@rockyourcortex.comIf I can help great or else we’ll look for an other specialist.


REFERENCES
Biotensegrity and Dynamic Anatomy DVD, Stephen M Levin MD
Tensegrity in the Body Webinar, Tom Myers
The Floating Bones Journal, Phil Earnhardt
 

Biotensegrity for Musicians

What is this?!
Tensegrity applied to biological systems and in particular to the Human Body. So first tensegrity is a term coined by the famous Buckminster Fuller, it is a structure that associates tension and integrity. You can also have a look at Kenneth Snelson’s sculptures, the inventor of these structures, to have a better understanding of what it is.

When we look at the body as a tensegrity structure, we realize that are skeleton is floating bones within a sponge-like tensioned tissue. 

What are the advantages of this type of structure?
-Highly Energy and Material Efficient
-Muscles and bones have less load
-Mobile and Flexible structure
-Omni-Directional
-Gravity Independent, so it can work right side up, up side down, horizontal, in water and even in space!
-Strain Distribution Machine, this is one of the most important aspects.

A Strain Distribution Machine means that if there is a distortion on one part of the body, it will be distributed to the whole structure. A patient of mine, a young woman percussionist came for pain in her arms. The more she played the more the pain would go down her arms, almost down to her hands.
After asking about her health history, we found out that she had had 2 bicycle falls on one of her ankles. This probably caused a distortion in her ankle. The stress then diffused up to her pelvis, to her shoulders and eventually to her arms. If on top of this you add the hours of daily practice, we can now understand why she has been feeling pain in her arms. 

When we take these specificities in to account, we understand why it is important to look at the body as a whole when we want to help someone.
By freeing the persons restrictions, the body’s natural tendency is to revert to a balanced state, where it can do it’s healing job. That’s how chiropractors are able to help many people get rid of their pains without using medication or surgery.

On top of this musicians want to ameliorate their performances with their instrument, having a balanced body is a foundation to that. With a mobile and highly energy efficient body, musicians can better focus on their instrument. So their movements can be more endurant, more precise and faster.

Send your questions to mspencer@rockyourcortex.com
If I can help great or else we’ll look for an other specialist.

REFERENCES

Biotensegrity and Dynamic Anatomy DVD, Stephen M Levin MD

Tensegrity in the Body Webinar, Tom Myers

The Floating Bones Journal, Phil Earnhardt

 

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BAREFOOTING: HARVARD RESEARCH
Today I received a new pair of shoes.What do you care?Well, these are special.
They are Minimalist Shoes!What?!They respect the form of our feet And their sole is only thick enough to protect to us from the crap of the streets.

I really got into bare-footing a few years ago, when I found out about Daniel Lieberman from Harvard.

What does his research tell us?Between 30 and 75% of runners injure themselves per year. And most of them wear high tech sneakers. Sneakers that were no where to be seen before the 1970s.

Before we as Humans would run in very basic shoes.Just look at the Converse All-Stars.As simple as it can get.Worn in the NBA back in the day.

So he decided to compare people that ran with running shoes with people who had never ran with any.He had them run on a special tread mill that measured the impact of their gait.It turned out 70% of runners with shoes, landed with their heel first.Which caused an important impact.So his first hypothesis was that a heel strike contributes to injuries.

On the other hand, bare footers, landed on their midfoot or forefoot.Which essentially had no impact transition!The impact is much softer.We use our feet, knees and hips as a natural spring.
So he believes a lower impact force lowers the rates of injuries.A lot more research has to be done.But this is very promising.
 So what are the advantages:
-Stronger Feet-Less Energy Consumption-Feels Good :)

Disadvantages:-Takes time to adapt (a few months)-Risk cutting yourself bare-foot.

If you want go minimalist or barefoot, a few recommendations.Take it slow!If you feel pain, stop and rest (see your health professional if necessary)Always stretch, calves and hamstrings especially.

 
As a musicians why would you want to go minimalist?Stronger feet means a more stable foundation (your legs)From a good foundation your spine is straight.So your shoulders are well positioned.To free the movements of your hands.And let you do your magic :D

 
If you have any questions about this drop me a linemspencer@rockyourcortex.com

PS: Go have a look at the making of this skribe.

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BAREFOOTING: HARVARD RESEARCH

Today I received a new pair of shoes.
What do you care?
Well, these are special.

They are Minimalist Shoes!
What?!
They respect the form of our feet 
And their sole is only thick enough to protect to us from the crap of the streets.

I really got into bare-footing a few years ago, when I found out about Daniel Lieberman from Harvard.

What does his research tell us?
Between 30 and 75% of runners injure themselves per year. 
And most of them wear high tech sneakers. 
Sneakers that were no where to be seen before the 1970s.

Before we as Humans would run in very basic shoes.
Just look at the Converse All-Stars.
As simple as it can get.
Worn in the NBA back in the day.

So he decided to compare people that ran with running shoes with people who had never ran with any.
He had them run on a special tread mill that measured the impact of their gait.
It turned out 70% of runners with shoes, landed with their heel first.
Which caused an important impact.
So his first hypothesis was that a heel strike contributes to injuries.

On the other hand, bare footers, landed on their midfoot or forefoot.
Which essentially had no impact transition!
The impact is much softer.
We use our feet, knees and hips as a natural spring.

So he believes a lower impact force lowers the rates of injuries.
A lot more research has to be done.
But this is very promising.


 So what are the advantages:

-Stronger Feet
-Less Energy Consumption
-Feels Good :)

Disadvantages:
-Takes time to adapt (a few months)
-Risk cutting yourself bare-foot.

If you want go minimalist or barefoot, a few recommendations.
Take it slow!
If you feel pain, stop and rest (see your health professional if necessary)
Always stretch, calves and hamstrings especially.

 

As a musicians why would you want to go minimalist?
Stronger feet means a more stable foundation (your legs)
From a good foundation your spine is straight.
So your shoulders are well positioned.
To free the movements of your hands.
And let you do your magic 
:D

 

If you have any questions about this drop me a line
mspencer@rockyourcortex.com

PS: Go have a look at the making of this skribe.

Expand your Comfort Zone to Design a Better World

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How can we make a better world?
A lot of wise sayings tell us 
Become a better person.
How do we do that?!

Last week, I spent all day skribing TEDxWarsaw
Poke Your Comfort Zone 
Common ideas came from the different speakers. 
So I decided to make a remix!

The most important
Our comfort zone is a self created mental barrier.
“Oh, I’m too old to learn a new language.”
“Yeah I don’t have the right genes to sing.”
That’s all bull shit.

And the day you take the decision to expand it.
You will rock your world!

For me Jonathan MacDonald nailed it
He has 3 methods to deal with the unknown.
Serendipity, Experience and Sharing.

Get lost!
Explore the world
Research.
Dive deep into your passions.
What for?
No idea for the moment
But you’ll get LUCKY!

That’s what they are doing over at CERN.
Smashing protons together at incredible speeds.
And they don’t know what the results
Or practical uses will be
Yet!

Best way for this to happen?
Follow your passions
It will give all the motivation you need
To become an adventurer
A designer of your own life. 

 

The learning curve will make you humble.
Understand that what’s important 
Generosity of Spirit! 

Spirit
That’s the fuel all great stories.
And you have one.
Share it!

Civilization is based on exchange.
Human interactions 
It’ll make you happier
Your tribes will give you courage to make life decisions.
To listen to your heart 
And dream of the possible outcomes!

Technology’s exponential growth
Makes all this easier.
Our gadgets are becoming an extension of ourselves

With the data stored in the cloud.
This mysterious place
Where only the few have access
Facebook, Google, Amazon…

Could it be a trap?
Free services in exchange of what?
Our privacy
Our freedom
Time will tell
So beware

A positive aspect 
Our global nervous system is maturing
Becoming more tangible.
Real
Feedback loops
To understand SpaceShip Earth

A conclusion?
We should get lost in our personal adventures
Share our stories with the world
The tools are at our fingertips
So we can design a better world
Maybe

Human Networking-TEDxWarsaw Audience Workshop

To prepare it’s audience for the upcoming event. TEDxWarsaw organized a fun workshop to help us network in a more human way!

Bottom line of the night:
The more you know about yourself the better you will connect with others. So figure out what your goals are, find your passions and dig deeper. It will help you with your motivation, attitude and the process you use
 for your networking!

During the workshop, we did a few exercises that helped us out with this:

Name tag yourself!
Write down your name
Draw a symbol that represents you
And add a slogan/tag line.
This is great way to understand who you are. What do you stand for. Reducing?
I say FOCUSED!

Who are you?
Draw a simple tree with on its main branches these words.
Interests. Qualities. Skills. Goals. Values. Competencies. 
For each idea, write all the words that come to mind.
Do not limit yourself, we will be able to organize later on.
This is about getting your thoughts out.
Understanding what are your values, where you want to focus your energy,…
If you feel like it, the roots can be where you come from! Family, Country….

These 2 simple mind games, can help you have a better understanding of who you are. By knowing who you are, it is easier to connect with people of the same interests. And that’s what we want. Find other members of our tribes.

These few hours with like minded people were really interesting for me. These are exercise I had already done for myself, but the new context and immediate feedback with very different people was valuable information for the main event coming up next Thursday. And at the same time I met people I share interests with and hopefully when the time is right we will be able to help each other out.

Give these 2 mind games a try. And if you need a little help getting those neurons firing, send me an email: mspencer@rockyourcortex.com

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