2017 April Articles

The Theme for our April/Spring Newsletter is listening

In all activities, whether walking, running, swimming, playing instruments, to increase proficiency, we need to increase our ability to listen to the body.


Tags: Feldenkrais, pain, yoga, ease, dance, self-help, Resiliency, maturity

for Triathletes: Swim, Bike & Run More Efficiently

Feldenkrais Method for Triathletes: Swim, Bike & Run More Efficiently
A course at University of Texas, Austin, sounds very intriguing. They write, "Striving for improvement by working faster and harder can often result in injuries or other setbacks in athletes. The Feldenkrais Method®  can help enhance your ability to act with precision, power and spontaneity by training your brain to be the driver behind each movement resulting in more awareness and reducing overall effort. (click to see course info)

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Life as Adventure

Moshe Feldenkrais

HOW MOSHE FELDENKRAIS REMINDS ME THAT LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE

When Ilona Freid immersed herself in the method, she  "began to understand that the way my entire self moved, from how I breathed to how I used my toes when walking, had contributed to my injury. The pain had been the result of what Dr. Feldenkrais called the poor “organization” of my system" Click to read more.

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Do It Hard or Do It Easy: Removing Your Shirt

How to take your shirt off when you have a limited range of motion
Sandra Bradshaw writes, "When we’ve always done something in a certain way, it never occurs to us there may be other options that are easier and perhaps even more efficient. Last week one of my clients complained she was having difficulty taking off her sweater..." (click to read her blog)

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Practice Effectively

Practice Effectively

This short (4-minute) video identifies how to become 

more proficient at what we want to do. It also answers the age-old question, "How does practice or repetition affect the inner working of our brains?" (click to view)

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How the Feldenkrais Method Cultivates Resilience and Maturity

Resiliency

Sarah Kowalski reflects on embodying resilience.

To cultivate resilience, one must cultivate the visceral experience of resilience.  She asks, "Unless the body experiences stability and support, is it possible to experience resilience?" click to read more

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