2016 Mid-December

2016 Mid-December Newsletter Articles

 

Learn About the Method

ATM ClassFeldenkrais Trainer and Professional Training Program Director, David Zemach-Bersin, Teaches an Awareness Through Movement Lesson, includes an introduction preceding, and an explanation following. This lesson was given live at a recent Introductory Workshop held by the Feldenkrais Institute of New York and Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs. 

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So Much More than Movement

How We Move

Buffy Owens recently wrote, "I love how the ways we work with ourselves in class begin to reverberate throughout our lives. For many it means moving more slowly, doing less and sensing more! For most, this is something new."

"For others, it means moving more—

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Shoulder Check Made Easy

Shoulder CheckSandra Bradshaw, Feldenkrais Practitioner in Kelowna, BC, has a great idea in this video. She writes, Do you have difficulty shoulder checking while driving? 

Learn why leaning back while driving restricts movement to look over your shoulder, and how one small change can make shoulder checking easier. If you want to practice to make turning even easier, Sandra Bradshaw provides a short movement lesson. This Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lesson helps you to shoulder check safely and with ease. 

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Principles for Difficult Times

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 Cynthia Allen recently wrote, "...the Feldenkrais Method might get labeled as a physical movement modality, but it is really a way of evolving all human movement which includes emotion and thinking."

"To have choice one must be able to discern differences". Discerning differences  is important in the physical body, but, perhaps is even more important in our emotional and social lives. (click to read more)

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People with Multiple Sclerosis

MS and FeldenkraisBeth Rubenstein, a Feldenkrais practitioner and Physiotherapist, has a very personal connection with MS. "My family has been involved with the MS society for as long as I can remember." She taught a weekly Awareness Through Movement® (ATM®) class sponsored by the MS Society.

The Feldenkrais Method explores how the brain and our nervous system can change. ... Click to read more

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Snow Shovel Adaptor

The HeftI don't usually have comments about products, but a student recently wrote about her experience with the Heft, and I thought I would pass on her thoughts.

"...when we had that bit of snow I got (the Heft) out and attached it to my shovel.  This is a plastic handle that you attach to the shovel so that your left hand has an additional handle and you don't have to bend to lift or push the snow.  It really makes a difference. "

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Predictive Coding-Expectation Matters

headsOur internal system predicts our feelings as much as the actual sensation. This is the perspective of the field of Predictive Coding.  Want to know more about why your pain seems different from the apparent injury? Todd Hargrove has done a delightful summary of this perspective, helping us understand a variety of sensory experiences, illusions (as at left) and pain experience. Click for more information.

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Musical Savant Can Play Any Song

.... In Any Style Despite His Disability

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