Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K for short) is an extensive and pleasurable learning-skills program for people of any ages who intend to experience inherent mastery of their topic. “Educational” originates from the Latin word ‘educere’, which means to extract, lead forth, or educe. “Kinesiology,” from the Greek root kinesis (the production of activity), means the research of the principles of mechanics and also anatomy in connection with human motion. Educational Kinesiology is a system, then, for empowering students to see how they move so they can extract their natural possibility.
In course programs and also private sessions, the Edu-K work is known for its movement-based approach to personal goal setting. Individuals come with goals that range from wanting to improve their attention span, reading, writing, or listening, to wanting to dance, connect with their inner joy, and more. When they then experience their abilities in the context of their habits of movement, a new world opens up to them.
Here’s a simple example from one of my students where a picture paints a thousand words. Before the Edu-K balance I had asked the child to write down her name. We then did 15 minutes easy movements and I asked her again to write down her name and this is the result. It means both sides of the brain were working together.
Colouring in before Edu-K session. Note: uses only one colour.
After a balance, the child was able to use more colours and colouring in was neater.