Pose Body Position and Gravity

By Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In Coaching, Running, Videos

July 01, 2011

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Continuing the conversation, Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov explains more about Pose and the role of gravity.

To find the key poses of the movement, Romanov says you use the common denominator: “Where the body weight is.” That body weight must always be traveling from one pose to another as you move.

Where there is body weight and movement, there is Pose, and that even applies to the Earth, the moon and the tides. The constant is gravity.

“Gravity doesn’t change,” Romanov says. “Gravity as a common denominator defined our life from cellular level to organism and environmental appearance—it’s all designed by gravity.”

Matossian summarizes their discussion: “The rules of physics that we move under are universal, so the method in which we move should, in the most efficient manner, should take this into consideration, this gravity. Terrain doesn’t matter, age doesn’t matter, body shape doesn’t matter—choose your movement and apply the Pose model.”

10min 22sec

Additional reading: The Basics of Pose Running Techniques by Brian MacKenzie, published Dec. 1, 2007.

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4 Comments on “Pose Body Position and Gravity”


wrote …

Thanks for the interview and thanks Dr. Romanov for sharing, always love to hear you talk about the POSE method of running.


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Deep Survival is an amazing book! Highly recommend picking up a copy!


Michael Bissaillon wrote …

Love hearing from the good Dr. I have to watch it 2 or 5 times to get it but that's not him it's me.


wrote …

This was the best "pose" talk yet. They are always good, but Dr. Romanov was particularly eloquent, the questions were insightful, and the topic was fundamental.

Thank you,

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