All of us have problems that can be described as “auto-immune”, i.e. the self under attack from the self, and very few of us experience effective long-term relief from drugs alone, although mostly that is all we are offered. Consequently often we are also the medically adventurous, ready to try new behaviours, new diets, to explore the many “alternative” or complementary approaches available, because we know the medications we are on are just not good for us in the long term.
A human being is a complex system and any attempt at defining us inevitably involves some simplification. Similarly, Feldenkrais is a complex Method, and naturally “Quintessensual Consciousness – a brief introduction…”
From my very first Feldenkrais workshop for the eyes it was clear that they do benefit from regular attention and specifically designed Awareness Through Movement “Self-Maintenance for Your Eyes”
Feldenkrais is a process of self-development that uses focussed, intelligent, primal movement sequences to reawaken those parts of our selves that have become disconnected, armoured, and blocked from our self-awareness.
These Awareness Through Movement sequences are designed to improve our ability to integrate all the separate parts of our selves into a fully active, fully engaged, vibrant and ever-evolving living being.
In my mission to discover the full potential of sound-making, singing, and the human voice, it has become more and more clear over the years that the ability to maximise our hearing by improving the way we listen is a vital element of both the tonal qualities available to us when we vocalise, and the ease with which we produce our voice in speech and song.
Harmonising Diaphragms & Sphincters When we think about the way we move as an indicator of good health, we might picture a younger, more lively “The Rhythms Of Life”
When you attend an Awareness Through Movement class you lie on the floor and follow instructions for very precise actions from your teacher, but she “What is a “fully conscious voice”?”
By way of an example, have a look at this piece. It is a good article, it is mostly accurate, but it is also completely “Sitting Well–Or Everything You Know About Posture Is Wrong!”
I came across this quotation a few years ago now, but it is still very timely: “There is one thing that, when cultivated and regularly “BodyMindfulness – A peaceful, easy feeling…”
“In poor posture the muscles are doing a part of the job of the bones.” Moshe Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement, 1980 Correct “Posture” versus Dynamic “Dynamic Stability & Hypermobility Syndrome”