Acture VS Posture
* please note this class is ONLINE and taught in ENGLISH.
Not many people know about the word acture. It’s not even in the dictionary yet! But after this series, you will believe it’s importance.
“It turns out that humans have a unique way of standing, as well as unique qualities pertaining to our movement. In all the animal kingdom, there is not another animal who stands with such vertical alignment over a small base of support with such a comparatively high center of gravity, and ease of turning around their vertical axis. These qualities taken together make humans unique among animals.”
Because we have this play of small base of support/ vs high center of gravity, when standing and sitting, we’re actually always moving! If you look a scan from someone wight-shifting, you will see that they are constantly readjusting the way they are standing in mircomovements, imperceptible much to the human eye, and our own feeling if we are not paying attention.
We were made to move and we always move! Posture measures how someone in a standstill, acture measures how the person moves!
Since we’re always moving, it’s important to ask the question, “how do we move” and we’ll explore through a variety of lessons, standing sitting and lying!!
Every Wednesday afternoon from 3PM to 4PM on Zoom.
Starting Wednesday, October 20th till December 1st (October 20, 27 Nov : 3, 10, 17, 24, 1)
About Awareness Through Movement Feldenkrais
→ In these Awareness Through Movement classes, I verbally lead you through a sequence of movements in a variety of positions. These precisely structured movement explorations involve thinking, sensing, moving and feeling. By increasing awareness, you will learn to abandon habitual patterns of movement and develop new alternatives, resulting in improved flexibility and coordination, less pain, more comfort. It helps counter anxiety by understanding the effect on the body. It really just makes you feel taller, more grounded and relaxed – and who doesn’t want that! Doing Feldenkrais is not only for chronic symptoms or pain, it’s also used to increase skill, to open yourself up to new ideas, find choice in absence, and secure proper and easy aging!
→ Many Awareness Through Movement lessons are based on developmental movements and ordinary functional activities (reaching, standing, lying to sitting, looking behind yourself, etc.). Some are based on more abstract explorations of joint, muscle, and postural relationships. Lessons are fully accessible to those with varying movement possibilities – because lessons can even work in the imagination. Sounds like magic because it is!! The magic of the brain!