Distributing the work: finding your healthy spine – December 2009

Do you have a “problem spot” in your back or neck? Both under-using and over-using various parts of yourself can result in the perception of a problem in a given location. Using clever and subtle techniques, we can make small adjustments in our habitual patterns of over- and under-use, with the potential to offer significant release of old aches and pains. In this month’s series of Feldenkrais lessons, you’ll become acquainted with vertebrae you didn’t know you have, and learn to perceive your spine in 360 degrees.

  1. AY 177: Making the Spine Flexible and Integrating It
  2. AY 217: On the side, the sternum becoming flexible
  3. AY 218: On the side, bending and twisting the chest and spine
  4. AY 85: Tilting the ear to the shoulder

Fingers to spine – October 2009

Fine motor control in the fingers and freedom in the neck and shoulders go hand in hand (so to speak). Find the connections in this month’s series of Feldenkrais lessons exploring freedom of the clavicle and shoulder blades in relation to the chest and spine, and the transmission of subtle forces from the core to the fingertips and back again.

This series will be especially useful for musicians, people using the computer keyboard, and anyone working with their hands.

  1. Clock Hands
  2. The second lesson of the month — the recording didn’t work
  3. Fingers Backward
  4. Lengthening and turning arms by the fingers

Agile awareness

A Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement workshop, NEW DATE/TIME Sunday September 20, 2009, 1 – 3 pm.

What we choose—consciously or habitually—to attend to and to ignore creates our world. The most powerful route to undoing persistent trouble spots in our bodies is to “unstick” our awareness. In this pair of Feldenkrais lessons, working with global movement themes, we will develop awareness of our habits of attention, and become more skillful in letting go of those habits, maintaining multiple levels of awareness, and letting our awareness move freely.

  1. Primary Image
  2. Simpler