The @anatbaniel method is bullshit (or is it?)!
Lots of stretching and moving. She doesn’t make any claims that are specifically, directly untrue, but I’m very skeptical in a sort of correlation-causation way. The whole bit on imagination and dreams grabbed my attention.
“Imagination is your brain figuring out how to do something before you actually have to perform. It’s safe and it is ingenious. Dreams call upon us from our future. They give us our unique life path to follow and guide our brains as to where to continue growing and developing.”
That whole dreams-calling-from-the-future thing made me a little nervous. I’m sure she doesn’t literally mean that our dreams reside in the future and contact us in their past. I’m sure it’s a bit more metaphorical than that, but it still feels very Secret-y.
She features Dr. Michael Merzenich, who’s definitely a legit, peer-reviewed, award- and grant-winning scientist. And what he says makes sense of course, but there’s still that lingering “hmmm.”
I think the issue I see is that, like The Secret, there seems to be this assertion that if you dream it up, it’ll happen. That cut and dry. And obviously, this isn’t true. If it were, all that these kids featured would have to do is think about being able to move better, think better, or whatever. And that would be the end of it. But clearly, the brain is more complicated and nuanced than that.
Oh, and she cites no scientific studies of her method.
So that’s it. Not sure it’s literally horseshit, but not sure it isn’t.