Awareness Through Movement

Neck and Jaw Comfort: Easing Out of 2016

Neck and Jaw Comfort: Easing Out of 2016

The final Feldenkrais class series of 2016 begins this week. We'll bring our focus to the comfort of the neck and jaw, the actions of which can influence the comfort and posture of the entire body. 

Posture: A Week in the Life of a Feldenkrais Practitioner (10/9/2016)

Posture: A Week in the Life of a Feldenkrais Practitioner (10/9/2016)

To be clear, good posture isn’t standing at attention or over-arching into a shoulders back position. Good posture is being able to stand poised, ready to move in any direction, at any time, and without a lot of effort. Tennis players have that ability. Dancers have it. Gymnasts too. 

Falling Into Ourselves

Falling Into Ourselves

This is the time of year we finish the harvest, digging through the garden to bring in the morsels before the cold weather sets in and planting the cold weather crops, those roots that grow best when its not hot. The timing was perfect for my rummaging back through Anam Cara by John O’donahue, searching for his words about the body and the soul that related to what Moshe Feldenkrais referred to as the big body, that part of you outside yourself that you live into, the space around you that contains you.

Lowered Blood Pressure, Reduced Migraines, the List Goes On

When she returned, she waved enthusiastically at me across the room and I went over. “You’ll never believe this. The nurse took my blood pressure and shook her head and left the room. Then, she came back with the doctor and insisted he check it himself. It has to be this class. I haven’t don't anything different and my blood pressure was so low they couldn’t believe it.”