Feeling Taller: Focus on the flexor and extensor muscles + free beginners lesson
Sunday afternoon (1pm) EDT (Montreal, New York, Toronto time)
April 18th : FREE BEGINNER’S LESSON
The dates for the series are : April : 25, May: 2,9,16, 23, 30.
This series is a little different than my last ones. Summer is on it’s way and I wanna feel taller and walk with my head held high. Often what stops us from feeling tall is the misuse of the muscles that are there for lengthening and those made for shortening (ie: the flexor and extensor muscles).
Along our lives, we may have taken into the habit of shortening ourselves when we need to walk and/or lengthening when we need to be small. That causes confusion in ourselves, it leads to tripping, hurting oneself more often and general uncomfortable-ness.
So, how do we stop doing that and make a change? That’s where the Feldenkrais Method comes in! We’re going to do two lessons on lengthening, two lessons on shortening, and by the last two lessons, you’ll already start feeling taller and smaller at the same time! The idea is that we need to feel both ways to be able to move the way we want! Flexor and extensor muscles for the win!!
The free lesson is a famous lesson called The Pelvic Clock. It is all about finding flexion and finding extension in the pelvis by going in small gentle circles around a clock. Having numbers to follow in the imagination can help slow down the movement and clarify what exactly you are doing in space.
Flexor and extensor muscles for the win!!
→ 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!