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How & Why We Move

Updated: Jun 29



Ido Portal, is one of the world’s foremost experts on human movement. He has spent a lifetime studying, combining and evolving elements from an enormous range to develop a unified theory and practice of movement called “The Ido Portal Method.”

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  • 00:00:00 Ido Portal, Movement & Movement Practice

  • 00:03:30 AG1 (Athletic Greens), ROKA, Helix Sleep

  • 00:07:49 What is Movement?

  • 00:10:56 Movement & the Body-Mind Connection

  • 00:14:47 Entry Points to Movement

  • 00:18:08 Early Education in Movement: Awareness, Play & Examination

  • 00:21:19 Stillness, Movement & the Environment, Playfulness

  • 00:31:34 Unique Postures, Types of Movement, Contents vs. Containers

  • 00:40:50 Discomfort: Marker of Movement, Failures & Learning

  • 00:47:05 Movement Diversity, Squat Challenge, Injury, Movement Evolution

  • 00:56:36 Animal & Human Movements, Gain & Change

  • 01:02:04 Core Movement, Emotion & Memory, Spinal Waves, Evolution

  • 01:12:39 Song, Dance & Complex Language, Movement as Language, Consilience

  • 01:21:39 Movement Culture, Community, Collective Knowledge, Wild & Wise

  • 01:26:36 Potential for Movement, “Humming”

  • 01:32:18 Instructiveness vs Permissiveness, Degrees of Freedom

  • 01:35:50 Variety, Diversity & Virtuosity

  • 01:38:06 Vision & Movement, Focus & Awareness, Panoramic Awareness

  • 01:48:28 Hearing & Movement

  • 01:52:43 Walking Gaits

  • 01:56:55 Playful Variability & Evolution, Improvisation & Openness

  • 02:03:05 Reactivity & Personal Space, Touch & Proximity to Others, Play & Discomfort

  • 02:18:13 Visualization & Experience, Feedback

  • 02:20:14 Linear Movement & Movement Investigation, Examination

Watch Ido Portal lead Andrew through his movement practice.

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