Imagery and Fresh Neural Pathways
Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Some of you may have noticed, I have been sharing many sensation images lately on social media. If you have not worked with me, you may wonder why: According to neurosciences, mental imagery influences cognitive processes in the brain: attention, perception & motor control.
~Imagery can support the neural pathways involved in your movement.
Illustration by Eric Franklin 2013; The ©Franklin Method's Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)™ systematic method, franklinmethod.com/dni/
For example, if your desire is to feel release and freedom in your shoulders or scapula then use an image that nurtures that sensation. Combine that image with movement and a bit of anatomical knowledge about your scapula and you will be on your way to freedom of movement! Although the idea itself seems simple, it is a process that takes time and practice.
~ To develop neural pathways, you must repeat new challenges, a new way of thinking and moving; practicing movement with Awareness, Knowledge & Imagery.
It is said that with consistent focused practice, it takes 66 days to change a habit, which signifies a change in neural pathways. If you’ve got 66 days, I’ve got plenty of tools & knowledge to guide you in unclenching existing movement and welcome in fresh freeing supported movement.
~ Imagery is just one tool to promote neural pathways of freeing unclenched movement.
Dana D. LaSota, MS
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