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Calm Your Nerves #7 – Exercise

exerciseYou knew it. You just knew it. That dirty little “E” word was lurking around somewhere. Sigh.

Now that the proverbial gym shoe has fallen, it’s time to take a look at exercise and anxiety.

Studies are conclusive – exercise does enhance your mood and reduce anxiety. But how?

It seems that the very same neurotransmitters that cause havoc with your nerves when you’re floundering about are the very same ones that give you get up and go when you decide to push your body a bit. Go for a walk, a run, do a few jumping jacks – anything that gets your heart rate up – and you put those neurotransmitters to work FOR you. Then when you stop, your body hits reset and you’re flooded with neurotransmitters that support you in relaxing and unwinding.

Hit your own RESET button by setting yourself in motion. Choose something you enjoy for an even greater boost. And to maximize the calming effect, have a friend join you.

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.


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.