This is the complete 6 class Awareness Through Movement series of the recorded series “Adults! What would it feel like to be spontaneous?”
We will start the Awareness Through Movement series with a gentle exploration of yourself. Finding awareness of what touches the floor, what doesn’t and will be the base of our explorations from then on. After, we will play with the idea of having the spine so free that it feels like you’re moving one vertebra at a time. The result is a slow worm like movement across the floor, until it picks up, and you find yourself flipping one end to the other. Now that there is more connection to the floor, we will begin experimenting with rolling, differentiating parts of yourself till the idea of moving as a whole is a lot clearer. Given we started with the head, we will now connect the movement to the spine, and incorporate legs. The next less we’ll be rolling all of ourselves, trying to achieve comfort and ease. And for the finale, baby rolling to sitting. After all these lessons, you will find that it’s so easy to roll from the floor to sitting, and maybe even from sitting to standing- in one fell swoop! It’s just the magic of this amazing work, and the miracle that is your brain and nervous system!
The series explores many different aspects of movement – length and shortness, incorporating movement on different planes, by adding rolling. And learning how to find ease and comfort in coming up from lying to standing.
Please note that this series was done live and recorded.
→ In these Awareness Through Movement classes, I verbally lead you through a sequence of movements all laying down on your back. 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!