DOI link for Core-Distal Connectivity
Core-Distal Connectivity book
Before I can confidently move on my own in the world, I need to have a sense of my own center. I need to know that my whole body is connected through my central core and that I am supported there. I need to understand bodily that I will not “fall apart” and my limbs will not “fly away,” that all parts move in relationship to each other, that they are neuromuscularly coordinated. In other words, I have to feel connected within myself and able to claim my own movement sphere (kinesphere) before I feel comfortable moving in the world. These needs sound quite complex and advanced, both in terms of movement and in terms of personal psychological growth-and they are. However, a beginning of movement support for meeting these needs comes quite early in an individual’s development, even within the womb. And this early pattern of Core-Distal Connection can be returned to often by adults to reclaim a sense of core support for torso and limbs moving in harmony.