my little neighbor and great master, showing me the autonomous, natural, efficient, and healthy running style : relaxed posture, vertical torso, bent knee while landing the foot, and ball of the foot touching the ground before the heel.

The Autonomous Body

The Autonomous Body
By Sylvain Griot
originally published by Resilience.org February 28, 2017

There has been a loss of autonomy among societies and individuals, who have become dependent upon a system which is destructive not only to the planet but also to the group or individual themselves. This is certainly true.

However, we can also suggest a similar reading at a rather more basic level: modern human beings have largely lost their physical autonomy, even in their locomotion and seating arrangements.

my little neighbor and great master, showing me the autonomous, natural, efficient, and healthy running style : relaxed posture, vertical torso, bent knee while landing the foot, and ball of the foot touching the ground before the heel.

my little neighbor and great master, showing me the autonomous, natural, efficient, and healthy running style : relaxed posture, vertical torso, bent knee while landing the foot, and ball of the foot touching the ground before the heel.

…more The Autonomous Body

…plus Le Corps Autonome (french)

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