credit Photo by Jason Rosewell on Unsplash by Robert Sussuma As Feldenkrais Practitioners, we often describe our work in FI as a conversation between two nervous systems in which we use touch as our mode of communication. Like speech, our movements carry messages and intentions, our touch indicates [...]
by Josh Schreiber Shalem, MM, GCFP What's the best way to breathe?Through the mouth or the nose?More in the belly, or in the chest?Is it always better to breathe deeply?Some techniques teach the expansion of the abdomen as you breathe in, others as you breathe out. Which is better?Here is [...]
By MaryBeth Smith The memory is vivid. I remember those intoxicating early experiences after an Awareness Through Movement® lesson, when I marveled at how much change was possible. I soon began to notice my smallest habits: which leg went into my jeans first? Which shoe did I put on first? [...]
By Mary Rudd, GCFP (In collaboration with Donna Ray, LMFT and Feldenkrais® Trainer) In March 2020, I became ill with COVID-19 while caring for my husband, Rick, who had been suffering from symptoms of the disease for five days. Earlier that month, we had returned home to Kentucky sooner than [...]
By David Zemach-Bersin, Founder Feldenkrais® Access As a Feldenkrais Teacher, I often hear: "I feel great after that lesson! How can I make the improvements last and maximize the benefits?" To support the benefits of a lesson, first consider this: Awareness Through Movement® lessons do not end when the movements [...]
Muppets meme via Facebook Online teaching offers so many opportunities to embody the principles of the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. Flexibility. Resilience. Learning from mistakes. How many times have your students tried to ask a question while muted? We thought we’d explore some of the challenges and gaffes that [...]
Excerpted and adapted from Lavinia Plonka's book: Playing in the Kitchen It’s 3:57AM. I shuffle toward the bathroom in the dark trying to stay half asleep so that my return to the covers will immediately return me to dreamland. I know I have to go to the bathroom when [...]
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