Yes it is about Learning and Performing!!
To learn to perform better, to move without pain, to enjoy everyday activities more and a whole host of other things that we want to do better we need to look at our movement habits. How do we move and how habitual are our movements?
As mentioned in the page on Yoga as Inquiry, there are three keys to creating movement options, or becoming aware of our habitual patterns. Of course, these habits colour more than just our movements. It is also affects how we relate to people, how we think and act, and on and on. Habits tends to shape our lives. Whether we want to learn to perform something in a different (usually better or more efficient) way, or move out of pain or anything else there are three keys to this.
The first thing we need to do is to identify the (movement) habit. How do we do that? We do it by brining awareness to our movements and habits. We become more sensitive to ourselves. A big part of my work is to guide people to notice their habits and then differentiate.
To differentiate the (movement) habit, variations of the habitual movement is introduced. Movement variations will create a puzzle for the nervous system to solve. As the nervous system is solving those puzzles, the brain has to work in a different way, the person becomes more sensitive to themselves and options are created.
To Integrate the new options, go back to the original movement and sense how you now move in a different ways. You have options on how to move and can move in different ways depending on the context. Integrating the different options allow the nervous system the flexibility to chose the optimal movement pattern depending on the context.
To improve Learning and Performance; Identification, Differentiation and Integration are the keys