PhD Thesis: The Ecological Body ~ extracts
Current ecological discourses often seem to take for granted an embodied human position, without taking into account the nature of embodiment. It is this gap which I seek to address when I apply selected ecological principles to movement training.
It seems only a small step from ecological perception to a notion of ecological movement as a way of both stimulating and incorporating a new conceptual ecology through direct experience. This would be necessary, if a new paradigm of human behaviour is to be experienced and understood through the moving body.
This practice of ecological movement begins with the individual and with becoming aware of the structure of the living body in movement.
Embodied environmental awareness, which includes an awareness of situation or context, is a hallmark of ecological movement.
Ecological Movement is movement practice with an awareness of the changing environment, seen from an impermanent sense of self.