A Mindful Approach to Teaching Online

In Art of Living by MaryBeth Smith

One of the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education is its ability to improve so many aspects of people’s lives – even a meditation practice. At a time when more and more people are turning inward, the Feldenkrais Method can offer a “way in” for those who find stillness too daunting. In Touch recently sat down with Fariya …

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Does the Feldenkrais Method Help With Grief?

In Art of Living, Featured, News, Recovery, Stress by MaryBeth Smith

by Angela Alston, GCFP I was asked a few days ago, “Is Feldenkrais helping you grieve?” It’s not a trivial question. My first answer was, “I don’t know.” Sometimes it’s difficult for me to tease out what is Feldenkrais, what is meditation, and what is coming from other influences in my life. I’ve practiced both meditation and the Feldenkrais®  Method …

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Mindfulness, Bodyfulness, Heartfulness

In Art of Living, Awareness Through Movement Lessons, Featured, News, Stress by MaryBeth Smith

by Mike Morrell “Try doing less, Mike.” These four words are a frequent refrain I hear in Awareness Through Movement® class. I’m on the floor yet again. Usually followed by something like “What would it be like to be easier on yourself?” I then have the opportunity to move my arms, legs, head or torso more gently, lightly, or slowly …

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Keep Playing!

In Art of Living, Healthy Aging, Musicians, Neuroplasticity, News, Performers, Recordings by MaryBeth Smith

by Annette Weiss Paralysis-Agitans – sounds like a great name for my new band. Paralysis agitans is the Latin name for Parkinson’s Disease and it vividly describes what happens to professional keyboard players like me: when you want to move, you can’t, and when you want to be still, you move involuntarily! I was diagnosed with this movement disorder six …

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On Being Human

In Art of Living, News by Ira Feinstein

by Margot Schaal, GCFP Lately, I have taken to reading young adult novels while commuting– books about being human, and about be-coming. These books ask questions, as practitioners often do during a Feldenkrais® lesson. They speak to problems; some are proverbs, or humorous. They describe characters with myriad behaviors, many with complex personalities, neither entirely kind nor all cruel. How youth are …

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Mindfulness in Movement: Move Yourself to Know Yourself

In Art of Living, Awareness Through Movement Lessons, News by Ira Feinstein

by Marsha Novak, GCFP The word “mindfulness” is everywhere these days and often associated with a sitting meditation practice. As we sit and follow our breath, we become more “mindful,” a term Jon Kabat-Zinn defines as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” Although sitting meditation is perhaps one of the well-known avenues …

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Embodying Life: An Interview with Russell Delman

In Art of Living, News by Ira Feinstein

by Cynthia Allen, GCFP Feldenkrais Method® for a Changing World Russell Delman provides fresh insight into how the Feldenkrais Method® can meet the needs of a changing world. In the 30 plus years since he began his study with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, he has trained over 2500 Feldenkrais® Practitioners around the world and maintained a private practice in California. Along with his …