THE SCIENCE OF FORMLESS FLOW by Monya Gorelik, M.Sc.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

FORMLESS FLOW
and
TAIJI CHUAN (TAI CHI)



Formless Flow now is more than 25 years old.
Until some 15 years ago I still believed that what I had developed is a kind of Taiji Chuan or Tai Chi as many people in the West call it.
Gradually two things happened. The first one was the gradual but fast development of Formless Flow, then known as ISAI. The second one was my own gradually developing understanding that I created something very different from Taiji Chuan. Even Formless Flow was very much according to the most of the principles of Taiji Chuan, it became intrinsically very different art.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

SAMENESS

This video clip demonstrates one of the most comprehensive principles of the Universe and how it appears in the natural human motion - SAMENESS


HOW TO DEVELOP HARMONIOUS MOTION?



This article is about the harmony between INBORN MOTOR SCHEME and ACQIRED MOTOR SCHEME.
The term Motor Scheme is about the representation and "intrinsic knowledge" of our movements in our Central Nervous System.
We all born with some inborn knowledge of movement and then we have to learn and to train motor skills during all our life.
Therefore there are Inborn General Motor Scheme (IGMS) and Acquired General Motor Scheme (AGMS).
These schemes are only general ones and can be changed according to different parameters in different situations.
There are different possibilities to classify movements.
The classification is needed for study, analyses, training and application.
In Movement Art and Martial Art the study and application of movement, including their classification, can be greatly supported by kinematic analyses, which includes mostly analyses of general trajectory form and combinations of accelerations and decelerations.
The general conclusion of my research is that in order to achieve the best quality of motion one has to achieve the harmony between Inborn and Acquired General Motor Schemes.
At this level Acquired General Motor Scheme (AGMS) becomes as close as possible to Inborn General Motor Scheme (IGMS) and we call it Natural General Motor Scheme (NGMS).
The human IGMS has very poor and restricted pool of parameters. Contrary to IGMS, proficiency in motion and development of different motor skills develops great and reach pool of parameters in AGMS or NGMS.
According to my research the Natural General Motor Scheme (NGMS) represents human Natural Motion, it's morphology and kinematics, as it was encoded in Taijitu and Fuxi Bagua and as it was shown in my previous articles.
When practitioner of any movement-based art or skill achieves NGMS his or her movements become extremely efficient, light, flowing and effortless, instantly changeable and very fast.

INTRINSIC PROBLEM OF MOVEMENT CORRECTION TRAINING





Every learning of the new motion starts at low speed.
At slow motion one can learn about the proper trajectory but can't learn about the speed and it's changes - accelerations, decelerations and their combinations.
At fast motion one can learn about the speed but not about trajectory.
This is a controversial situation when the proper trajectory of each motion is a result and the reason all together.
The same can be said about the speed.
The proper trajectories of the body and it's parts are the basis for the fastest, the most efficient and most changeable motion.
The speeds, accelerations and deccelerations of the body and it's parts are the basis for their trajectories.
Therefore the learning of the proper motion is a very gradual and slow process of endless repititions and corrections based on initial, inborn motions - motor reflexes.
This process can be exercised by individual during the early childhood, but the motor automations of the sufficiently grown individual with already formed motor skills can easily imped and destroy such a learning.
The individual with already consolidated motor automations has, therefore, the only one way to improve his movement - to implement both scientific analyses of the movement and the efficient training process based on this analyses.


Monday, January 1, 2018

NATURAL WAY TO DISSOLVE BODY ARMOR



Muscular armoring was defined by Wilhelm Reich, the famous psychologist and one of the most prominent students of Sigmund Freud, as a muscular rigidity that appears when one suppresses or repeals his or her emotions. This muscular armoring is a self-protective biological mechanism.
"Armoring is the condition that results when energy is bound by muscular contraction and does not flow through the body” (Reich:1936).

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

THE SECRET TREASURE OF FUXI – THE PRACTICE OF HARMONY

The groundbreaking discoveries and decoding of ancient secrets of tremendous importance to our future, health and well-being.

Researcher and coach Monya Gorelik, the founder of FORMLESS FLOW, for the first time reveals ancient knowledge of the Chinese Emperor Fuxi, the founder of the Chinese civilization dated 8,000 of years ago.






Tuesday, August 8, 2017

MY ENLIGHTENMENT
DEEP IN FORESTS






Few days ago I had my regular morning walk and talking to my beloved dog Leo.

Deep in the forests near Rosh HaAyin, some 100 m from my garden, I had a sudden enlightenment. I realized 4 noble truths about motion.

Here they are: