This is a short program that will introduce some different ways of crawling and develop the capacity to easily and quickly coordinate and feel either opposite or same side limbs working in quadrupedal crawling patterns.
3 major patterns will be demonstrated, and each pattern will be performed in multiple directions and as rotations.
These practices are reasonably low impact and are a great way to begin exploring ground based movements that use both the hands and feet. They are not meant to represent any particular "correct" way of moving - the world of ground based movement is extremely large with many approaches that each develop particular attributes. I hope you can use these movements to begin your own exploration of crawling and other locomotive patterns, and not get stuck on these particular drills.
Craig is a principal member of Physical Alchemy. He was subject to many of Dave’s early experiments, which broke him out of stasis and propelled him into becoming a dedicated student of the Da Xuan Daoist tradition. He teaches within Physical Alchemy and is also the instructor of the Da Xuan School in Sydney. Prior to this, he studied the traditional Chinese martial arts of Xin Yi Liu He Quan and Cha Quan under Dapeng Wang for a decade as well as many other modalities of movement, strength, flexibility and general physical development.
Many of the courses found on this page bear the Aware Relaxed Connected logo and website. This was Craig's former website, which was merged with Physical Alchemy when Craig and Dave joined forces. ARC no longer exists but all the important aspects can now be found here on the Physical Alchemy website and tutorial page.