Finding Flexibility in the Spine
*please note this series is ONLINE and will be taught predominantly in English with occasional French translation if needed.
About the Series :
This series will focus on finding flexibility and movement in the spine through small functional movements. Often times, just one small vertebra can stop fluid movement in the spine. By going slow and small, we can make minor corrections to the way we move, which results in easier movement outside class.
What will you gain:
– Flexibility in the spine.
– Ease in turning the head in oppositional directions (like when driving)
– Strength in the arms
– Support from the spine when moving the arms.
EVERY SUNDAY @ 9 AM on Zoom.
FEBRUARY : 13, 20, 27,
MARCH : 6, 13, 20.
We will focus on one specific movement, but divide it into 7 separate classes so each student can find their own comfort and pleasure in their movement. The series is based on coming from laying on the side to laying on the back and returning to the side, in one easy simple flow. Each class will be focused on a specific part of the whole movement. The first lesson will be about bringing the shoulders and pelvis forward and back on the side. The next lesson will be focused on getting the hip to move independently. After that, we will continue with the first lesson, simply trying to make it easier to get to the back and the side. The third lesson will help to incorporate the head and neck into the whole movement. The fourth is another continuation of the first lesson, simply perfecting it and making it pleasurable. The last two lessons on the same theme, but incorporating some twisting movements which help clarify the movement from back to side.
About Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement
→ 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!