I love diversity.

It keeps us well-rounded, prevents overstrain and allows everyone to experience both:
Skills you're at home with and ones you may evolve in.

A wild mix also allows us to appreciate that every body has strengths as well as areas in which he feels less comfortable. Thus, playing together, we can all learn from each other and everyone wins.

Wish for more diversity in your own practice?

There's a number of worthwhile courses, even online.
I especially enjoy @amosrendao's Art of Falling as well as all courses by @ryanmford / @parkouredu
https://parkouredu.org/course/the-art-of-falling/

Other cool releases that might be to your taste:

Rafe Kelly (@rafekelley), Intro to Natural Parkour
https://evolvemoveplay.mykajabi.com/inp

Gold Medal Bodies, (@ryhurst), Mobius
https://gmb.io/in-between/

Or, you could pick up new ideas from a good MovNat @movnat, Parkour or (insert any interesting skill) Coach in your area.

And then of course, if you happen to live in the Rhein-Main-Area (Germany) or travel our way, you could come play with us.
https://www.monkeyfit.de/spielendfit

#parkour #parkourEdu #play #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #PlayMore #evolvemoveplay #goldmedalbodies #ThisGirlCan #parkourover40 #outdoor #naturalmovement #movnat #movementculture #courage #parkourukemi #borntoplay #monkeyfit #girlsgonestrong #team #together #community #ADD #neurotrophic #flow #movewiththeseasons #health #healing #positiveaging #playforhealth
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Slow down to evolve

Sparring hard and fast can quickly lead to fear, tension, aggression and injury.
Not the desired outcome in a playfight.

Starting slowly and gently on the other hand, extending attacks as questions and keeping the play soft enough to explore diverse answers allows you to test fresh possibilities, learn and expand your arsenal of skills and varieties.

Cheers @rafekelley for regularly reminding me to get back to this great practice!

#playfight #sparring #Taekwondo #WingChun #Budokon #Capoeira #roughhousing #evolvemoveplay #play #SeeAndDo #ThisGirlCan #MovementCulture #gentle #soft #playtolearn #learn #nervoussystem #MovNat #MMA #combatives #subtlety #slowdown #relax #team #MonkeyFit #playmore #movemore #naturalmovement #MoveIntoLive #Fitfam
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Joy. It's not performing superiorly that makes you happy but whether you're able to appreciate and share what you experience.

#parkour #joy #play #move #playmore #movemore #dance #laugh #sing #autumn #outdoor #movnat #naturalmovement #darmstadt #together #sunnyday #movementculture #WhyITribe #fitfam #share #emotions #tryawkwardstuff #daretogowhereyoucanfail #gratitude #beatperfectionism #breakfree #Monkeyfit #neurotrophic #learnon #graffity
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Crossedleg balance & principles of motor learning

This is a goodie I brougfht along from the borntoplay festival, specifically Tomislav English (Ferus Animi / Terra Nova)

The guidelines are simple: Squat down, balance on one forefoot, cross your remaining leg over the bent knee, balance.
Do not touch your hands to the ground!
If you loose balance despite fighting, drop on and roll.

Why? Of course you want to 'succeed', as in maintain that balance, and that's way easier if you touch a hand to the ground.

But then using your hands as training wheels impedes learning the actual skill.
If you want to build the nervous connections necessary to balance in that position you must go to exactly where you begin to struggle and allow your body to test and figure out how this riddle can be solved.

So yes, the quickest way to being abler leads through a series of failed attempts. ;)
Cheers to Tom & Tina for ever again highlighting this encouraging fact.

More fun moves & encouraging facts at our upcoming workshop: https://www.monkeyfit.de/spielendfit

PS.: Once you're able to balance, uncross that crossed over leg, bring it to the front, then circle outwards all around your body and back to the original position. Hip hip Hooray!

#play #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #PlayMore #outdoor #naturalmovement #motorlearning #mobility #ferusanimiterranova #neuroscience #adultlearning #spielendfit #playtolearn #daretofail #movementculture #bdnf #borntoplay #monkeyfit #feet #hips #neurotrophic #fitfam #fitfamgermany #WhyITribe #movnat #game #movementkoan
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Life's like a seesaw --
if you're down for too long, something's gotta change. ;) Mehr Ideen für alle, die sich spielend fit halten möchten gibt's in unserem Workshop:
https://www.monkeyfit.de/spielendfit

#play #SeeAndDo #game #MoveMore #PlayMore #outdoor #naturalmovement #movnat #spielendfit #balance #neurotrophic #neuroplay #movementculture #borntoplay #monkeyfit #girlsgonestrong #team #together #WhyITribe #seesaw #catch #throw #physics #addcomplexity #spiel #bewegungsspiel #Wippe #Freude #workoutlessplaymore
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Railbailers

I feel better when I know my way out ;) Cheers to @amosrendao, @ParkourEDU and @Patkour
#parkour #play #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #PlayMore #ThisGirlCan #parkourgirls #parkourover40 #outdoor #movementculture #motorlearning #monkeyfit #positiveaging #neurotrophic #whyItribe #railbail #falling #bails #parkourukemi
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"Flips -- who needs them? They're just for show!" is what I used to say. "Yes, at least that's what we tell ourselves," a friend aptly commented.

Sure, they aren't essential. There's hardly a gap or drop you couldn't as well bridge with a simpler jump.

And yet, in my case it's a cop-out.

Why, of course I admire folks who are able to pull them.
And you always gain when you practice new motor skills.
However, it's not nothing I'd start on my own.

If a good fellow offers an intro tho -- Cheers, @patkour__ for ze great session.

#parkour #backflip #play #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #PlayMore #team #inversion #airtime #summer #ThisGirlCan #parkourgirls #parkourover40 #outdoor #movementculture #motorlearning #borntoplay #monkeyfit #positiveaging #neurotrophic #whyItribe
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77 10

Thrilling Rain⁣

Can't say we're looking forward to rain. But when it does we can as well use it.⁣

And oh, how much more overcoming a jump takes when a rail is wet.⁣

Blessedly everyone had a horde of spotters.⁣

So yay for team spirit, courage and enhancing our nervous system. :D⁣

What's your fav game on drenched days?⁣

What are the funnest moves you pulled on wet surfaces?⁣


#parkour #parkourEdu #play #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #PlayMore #ThisGirlCan #parkourgirls #parkourover40 #outdoor #rain #rainydays #slippery #naturalmovement #movnat #movementculture #proprioception #courage #jump #rails #wetrails #mentalchallenge #bdnf #neuroprotective #borntoplay #monkeyfit #positiveaging #neurotrophic #proprioception #whyItribe
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133 4

Grit, 72, playing on rails.

#play #SeeAndDo #positiveaging #MoveMore #outdoor #naturalmovement #movnat #movementculture #PlayMore #MoveWithTheSeasons #bdnf #neuroprotective #borntoplay #underbar #monkeyfit #neurotrophic
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First steps to backflippin' from a bar

Entire tutorial by @francoisworkout : https://youtu.be/62pBEWp5e9E

#parkour #parkourEdu #freerunning #play #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #PlayMore #ThisGirlCan #parkourgirls #parkourover40 #movementculture #backflip #bdnf #neuroprotective #borntoplay #monkeyfit #girlsgonestrong #fitfam #fitfamgermany
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When is it sensible to push yourself?
When does it serve you more to take a step back, slow down and nourish your foundations?
This is often a challenge for me to gauge and also was a topic in yesterday‘s training.

In general, but also in sight of a tempting gap.

Everyone looked at it then went for broader yet safe jumps nearby. Those who managed a little additional width, faced da gap, overcame their fear and broke the jump. The rest of us cheered – and sustainably build some more take-off power. ;) #parkour #parkourEdu #play #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #PlayMore #ThisGirlCan #parkourgirls #parkourover40 #spring #outdoor #naturalmovement #movnat #movementculture #courage #jump #jumpingpower #mentalchallenge #decisions #broadjump #bdnf #neuroprotective #borntoplay #monkeyfit #girlsgonestrong #selfreflection #neurotrophic #fitfam #fitfamgermany #ShouldIStayOrShouldIgo
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Of Cats and Frogs

A study on what works or doesn‘t in crossing a gap headfirst :D

This bit has me trebly happy: ✪ put us up to something that‘s nasty to me
✪ It was a mental challenge to these monkeys and they did great
✪ Found out why I banged my shins and continued to land on my knees

Music: Hallon by Christian Bjoerklund, FMA

#parkour #parkourEdu #play #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #PlayMore #ThisGirlCan #parkourgirls #parkourover40 #cat #kong #kongvault #sautdechatplongé #river #spring #outdoor #naturalmovement #movnat #movementculture #courage #MoveWithTheSeasons #bdnf #neuroprotective #borntoplay #monkeyfit #girlsgonestrong #neurotrophic #fitfam #fitfamgermany
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Stellar cargo (game) ★ Draw one big circle in the middle (ancestral solar system), eight smaller ones about (newfound systems) ★ Of eight sticks, stones, cones or balls, place half within the big circle, the remaining four within every second of the small circles ★ One team of runners transports objects out of the ancestral solar system into the surrounding systems, the other team ferries stuff from the newly discovered areas into the ancestral system. ★ Both teams try to outdo each other by pooling all objects within their respective places of destination.

Suitable for all ages.

Inspired by Quito Être Fort. They shared a beautiful version with cones and balls so you can also play indoors. Go check: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=647278762374799

Music: Ronald Kah, Space Theme, https://ronaldkah.de

#game #allages #play #inclusion #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #outdoor #naturalmovement #movnat #movementculture #PlayMore #MoveWithTheSeasons #bdnf #neuroprotective #stellarcargo #borntoplay #monkeyfit #neurotrophic
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Letting go can be scary -- and then it allows for awesome experiences
Let's take heart ♡

#parkour #play #ADD #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #PlayMore #outdoor #Winter #parkourEDU #nature #naturalmovement #movnat #movementculture #monkeyfit #evolvemoveplay #lettinggo #fly #experience #fear #mentalstrength #courage #heart #parkourgirls #swing #bars
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Perspectives – When we started out on cold plunges I couldn't wait for the lake to freeze up, so we'd know how it feels to dip in an ice hole. Now, after we got used to ice swimming –and I found boots that keep my toes alive while doing so– I'm just as grateful when the water stays fluid and easily accessible.
And yep, some years back, I wouldn't have been keen on either. :D

Funny, isn't it, how our appreciation changes.

#coldswim #Winter #SeeAndDo #outdoor #nature #lake #coldplunge #naturalmovement #WimHof #MovNat #movementculture #strongwomen #girlsgonestrong #sports #parkourstrength #fitfam #appreciation #change #aqualung #swimmer #cold #coldtherapy #bikini #turquoisebikini #lakeape
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"You’re not here to impress people or to see how much money you can make. You’re here to learn something and to be something special." - Dan Pedersen, livingwithconfidence.net

PS.: Instead of special, decent, worthwhile or of some use are great too. ;) #parkour #play #ADD #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #PlayMore #outdoor #Winter #parkourEDU #nature #naturalmovement #movnat #movementculture #monkeyfit #evolvemoveplay #fitfam #fitfamgermany #burpee #laugh #joy #strength #pushup
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Halloween‘s coming strong, I saw some pretty convincing Zombies already. :D

#parkour #play #ADD #Zombietag #SheCanTrace #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #PlayMore #outdoor #autumn #parkourEDU #urban #outdoor #igDarmstadt #strongwomen #girlsgonestrong #traceuse #parkourgirls #naturalmovement #movnat #movementculture #monkeyfit #evolvemoveplay #leparkour #thejoyofmoving #fitfam #fitfamgermany #parkourpark #zombie
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Amazing day at the park. So many came out, played, explored, tested their limits and inspired each other. Cheers everyone for tips, cool ideas and a marvellous atmo. Was a joy jamming & chatting—look forward to meeting hopefully many of you again soonish!
#parkour #play #ADD #SheCanTrace #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #outdoor #autumn #parkourEDU #urban #outdoor #igDarmstadt #strongwomen #girlsgonestrong #traceuse #parkourgirls #naturalmovement #movnat #movementculture #laché #monkeyfit #evolvemoveplay #fly #firsttimes #leparkour #thejoyofmoving #fitfam #fitfamgermany #parkourpark #sun
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142 9

Together is key

#parkour #play #ADD #SheCanTrace #SeeAndDo #MoveMore #parkourEDU #urban #outdoor #igDarmstadt #strongwomen #girlsgonestrong #traceuse #parkourgirls #naturalmovement #movnat #movementculture #thecityisourplayground #training #monkeyfit #evolvemoveplay #team #together #carry #life #values #lift #lifteachother #stronggirlslifteachotherup
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