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”?”
…So, when you notice yourself slumping, shoulders hunched, chest caved in, head poked forward, stop for a moment and notice how truly effortless this posture is for you! You will have regained your own natural poise when a similar moment of self-observation reveals that you are sitting balanced on your sitting bones, shoulders dropped and wide, your breathing free and full, and your head and eyes available to look in any direction without your having to adjust yourself first by “sitting up straight”!
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”
“Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.” Niels Bohr (Physicist)* “Sciatica, Fibromyalgia, and the Purpose of Pain”
Grace is one of the benefits that I offer to entice potential students to come and try out my classes, but I suspect for many “Grace – Awareness Through Movement In Action”