This fascinating lesson (but which lesson isn’t fascinating?) is (literally?) an eye-opener. Picking up some ideas from Violin arms but moving closer in to the core, it will show you some connections and some distinctions you probably have never felt before in your shoulders.
We’ve just twisted ourselves into knots in our April-May Awareness Through Movement series…how shall we unravel it in the May-June 6-week series?
I won’t announce a class theme, as I’m away for two weeks, including an advanced training in Connecticut that’s certainly going to fill me with new ideas to share with you. But I can tell you the dates.
The May-June six-week series will run May 16 and 23, and then June 6 – 27 (missing May 30 because I’m traveling). As usual, $60 and you can pay through paypal at the link here:
http://kinesophics.ca/feldenkrais_halifax/feldenkrais_2012, or email me for other payment arrangements. Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 at Creative Crossing, Charles & Agricola.
Look forward to seeing you soon,
From the fingertips and the toes, you can launch spirals that speak directly to your spine. But your feet and hands are windows into your real “core”–your brain. Your hardest working organ is the core you rely on to plan and execute action, adjust your intention to the feedback of the environment, regulate responses to stress, and integrate the specialized functions of each hemisphere. Get to know your left and right-handedness, footedness, and more in this six-week series.
Do the previous lesson (From crawling to sitting) first! This is just an experimental add-on, a little trial of some ideas, an exploration to see what happens, tacked on at the end of the lesson for those who would stay.
A little bit of this with the hands, a little bit of that with the feet… yes, shoulders and hips. But can we put it all together into something functional? For a baby at least? Find spiral transitions and stealth twistings of the long axes of the arms and legs?
By the end of this one, you won’t know left from right or up from down. But your shoulders and neck will feel different. Maybe your hips and self too.
You have habits of how you interlace your hands….but your toes? How can you have a habit of how you interlace your toes? Have you ever done this before? Since you were 2 years old?
The Feldenkrais community has recently been blossoming on facebook–it’s a great platform for sharing multimedia resources for understanding all these good things we explore in Feldenkrais–the human being in action with all that involves: gravity, bones, brains, sensation, feeling, development, and…. I invite you to come “like” my kinesophics page on facebook, and you can visit for a little brain buzz or news about classes as you wish.