It seems the more sedentary our lifestyles become the more hip and knee problems we accumulate. The good news is there is a quick solution to improving the vitality of your joints.
With thanks to fellow practitioner, Jodie Krantz from Down Under, here is a version of one of my very favorite Feldenkrais lessons. Listen and do to free your own hip joints.
The Fine Print
I realize videos bear the temptation of simply watching rather than doing. I also know many of you aren’t always clear about the movements being requested. So, yes, this is a video and NO, simply watching isn’t going to improve your mobility. You’ve got to take the plunge and try it for yourself. My suggestion: watch the video through one time (it’s only 11 minutes), then lie on the floor and listen as you do. If you get confused, you can always stop the video and rewind a bit to observe the movement. Return to the floor and continue your own exploration. Remember, the person doing this lesson is a Feldenkrais Practitioner. This is what she does for a living and her ability to move may not be the same as yours. Please stay in a range that is comfortable and easy for you. Doing too much, too quickly won’t help you internalize the movements and make them your own. Honor yourself and your process and above all –Have FUN!
Okay — why the Aussie? Notice that listening to someone with an accent makes you attend more fully? That’s the point. The more neurons you engage in the process of learning, the more fully you will absorb the lesson. Plus, Jodie is charming in any accent!