Tag: yoga

Slow Mo

What happens if you take a few moments to live in slow motion?

You might find your world opening up.  You might find you notice yourself doing things you never realized you did.  You might find that some of those things you do are getting in the way of what you would like to do.  You might find yourself growing in awareness until you can catch yourself the moment before you act.  You might find that slowing down and noticing give you options you never knew you had.

That’s what happens during Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class.  For sure the movements can seem peculiar.  They weren’t when you were a child.  The lessons, done in slow motion and increasing awareness are based on natural movements, part of our shared human developmental repertoire.  The impact of doing them can be incredible.  How so?

Here is an interesting article on one woman’s journey from pain to ease.

For you yoga practitioners – I’m not suggesting you give up something you love.  I don’t believe in an either/or kind of world.  I simply suggest you give ATM a try.  Who knows, maybe your yoga practice itself will become deeper and more effective.

FELDENKRAIS and Exercise

People often ask me about the relationship between exercise and the Feldenkrais Method – “Does the Method recommend any particular type of exercise?  And, what about yoga?”  Here at last is a look at exercise from the Feldenkrais perspective. The author is a Feldenkrais trainer and student of Moshe Feldenkrais himself.

http://www.feldenkrais.com/method/article/Exercise_SA_Winter_2012

For those not familiar with “Sensability”, it is a quarterly publication of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America that features articles by and about practitioners on topics relevant to the general public.  You can sign up to be on the mailing list through the article link.