Primal movements are specific movement patterns that are pre programmed into our central nervous system at birth. Have you ever observed a baby breathing, performing a squat or rolling around on the ground? These patterns were not learnt, they are a birth right.
As we get older and start to sit in chairs for long periods of time, play on our devices and climb fewer trees we start to lose these natural movement patterns. When we become less mobile in our muscles and joints we start to put excessive stress on other parts of the body that are not designed to take such force.
Incorporating these patterns into a training program plays an important role in rehabilitation and sport performance. By integrating these primal movements back into everyday life, we start to use the body as it was once designed to be used.