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The Power of Movement

A true sensei of movement came to the Greatness studio last week.

If you follow UFC and Conor McGregor, you already know him as the man who taught Conor how to move like a monkey.

But you also might already know him as a world-renowned movement teacher of all disciplines.

I’ve never met someone quite like Ido Portal.

He is an obsessed student of movement and the body — which means he has also become an incredible teacher.

Ido started studying different kinds of movement when he was a kid, got into martial arts, and from there traveled the world for years studying as many disciplines as he could.

But he couldn’t find someone who could teach him what he was looking for — how our bodies are built to move and what they are fully capable of.

"Sometimes undoing is more important than doing."  

He became the teacher he was looking for, and over the past decade and more, he has developed a world-wide movement culture.

Not only has this caught the attention of elite athletes like Conor McGregor, he has also inspired millions of people to move their bodies in new ways through his workshops and social media.

I was so impressed with Ido’s wisdom, clarity, and dedication to his craft.

I’ve met few teachers like him and I was so inspired to keep moving my body in new ways after this conversation.

Get ready to re-define what you think your body is built for in Episode 532.

"Upgrade your passion to obsession."  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What attracted you so much to capoeira early on? (1:55)
  • What’s more powerful, the mind or the body? (5:45)
  • What does it take to become a great teacher? (7:05)
  • How did you start working with Conor McGregor? (14:07)
  • What is available to people who do movement training versus traditional fitness training? (1:00:30)
  • How important is your breathwork? (1:19:22)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why being a good student is a missing art (8:12)
  • Why there is no mastery of movement (11:30)
  • The issue behind pro athletes getting depressed when they retire (26:15)
  • Basic stretches Ido recommends doing daily to improve your body’s functionality (39:06)
  • The most underrated factor in quality of life (40:20)
  • The problem with “working out” (41:25)
  • Why the story you tell yourself is more powerful than reality (1:03:10)
  • How to practice meditation effectively (1:09:45)
  • Why stillness is just as important as movement (1:14:00)
  • Plus much more…

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Music Credit: Sunset by Canvai

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