Our Very First Tasks of Learning and Adaptation

The very first learning task of every individual is the self-organization and development as an embryo in the womb of the mother. There is a tremendous amount of learning, communication, and self organization going on inside the mother’s belly as the fertilized egg winds up dividing into about 1 quadrillion cells that form the newborn infant. A lot of this learning that the embryo does has to do with how to live in relationship with another human being.

A second and equally important learning task involves learning how to move, and the movement of the mother is a key stimulus here. As we develop inside the belly of our mother we learn from and intuitively understand the movement of the mother, and thus movement offers us one of our first modes of communication and learning and it continues to be of great importance throughout our lives. The genetically determined movements that we respond to and make, offer us a frame of reference within which to organize our first contact with the world.

Movement in regard to health and learning is just as important for adults as it is for children. Our movements represent both an organization of the self, and an organization of information from the outside world in relation to the self. When we constrict our ability to move we constrict our ability to organize information, learn, and adapt. Improve your ability to move freely and you will think and feel with a greater sense of health and well-being.

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