05/19/2014 03:35 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

(LISTEN) You Have Dormant Superhuman Primal Potential -- Wake It Up

via Midwest Real

You can blend respectfully and mindfully with your environment as you move. This is a high level of mindfulness requested here. In my opinion, this is a physical manifestation and experience of my spirit ... I would even say it's a spiritual experience of my body.

Do me a favor -- stand up. No problem, right? Now walk around. That's pretty easy, huh? Next, smash the nearest wad of food into your mouth hole. Isn't this fun? Okay, sit down, look at the screen, and you're done! Sound familiar? I know to me it does. I practice that sequence of movements with religious regularity. I'm going to make a tremendously presumptuous leap and assume that you do the same. Isn't it sad that our physical mediocrity is that obvious? If you're lucky enough to be a normal-ish, healthy-ish human being you've got some serious untapped potential.

To get our sorry asses to this cushion, our ancestors had to do some pretty epic forest-dwelling, so remaining physically sound was an absolute necessity. If they couldn't forage, hunt, fight off enemies and keep the blood line going through some good, old-fashioned humping, you wouldn't even be here right now. Yet, here we are, living and breathing. Feeling like you might be wasting it? I know I am right about now.

Ok, so what does "not wasting it" look like? Well that's up for debate, so let's defer to someone who has a very highly developed answer to that query.

Enter Erwan Le Corre.

Is it just me, or was that way more awesome than going to the gym to bench press some useless amount of weight while some roided-out dude comments on your poor technique? Don't get me wrong, the gym is great and most of us can't go to the woods often enough to ever be able to do what just happened in that video. But, believe it or not, everything you just saw has real technique that you can learn. In fact, Le Corre has dedicated his life to understanding and mastering the technique of natural human movement and now he's spreading what he's learned like the gospel.

If you're like me and you need more a little more inspiration to get into some trees, or at least off your ass, learn more about Erwan and his MovNat system at their site.

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