The FELDENKRAIS Method: Healing

Many people find the following video compelling and reflecting their experience with the Feldenkrais Method.

The video was produced by Brush Fire Films and was broadcast as part of a series on healing in 2007 called "The Genesis of Healing". This video does not appear as part of their collection.

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Running Hints - that really work

Jae Gruenke aims to make you feel like you’re flying next time you lace up those training shoes.

Grunke has a delightful website, and shares her observations often weekly. Recent topics have been on popular topics such as, shoulder tension, lower back pain, runners Knee and IT Bands. In a recent blog she summarized some special ideas:

"I firmly believe there is no such thing as a new way of running. No one is going to invent a method that works better than the way our species overall spontaneously runs.

So a running technique teacher such as myself has the job, not of inventing new things, but..." (click to read further)

 Click to view other topics in her blog area.

 

 

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A More Physical Form of Mindfulness

Interview with  Guy Claxton, cognitive scientist and professor emeritus at the University of Winchester, where he founded the Centre for Real-World Learning. Author of the new book, “Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks.” Also author of “The Wayward Mind” and “Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind.” (@GuyClaxton)

Claxton describes himself: I'm a sort-of-retired academic - a cognitive scientist - specialising in  well-founded ways of enhancing human intelligence.  I'm interested in and contribute to the research, but I am even more interested in its practical applications - in schools, in businesses, and in therapeutic and spiritual contexts.

 In a recent book, "A More Physical Form of Mindfulness", Claxton argues that we suffer, personally and as a society, by identifying intelligence exclusively with abstract and rational thinking, and that the science of 'embodied cognition' tells us that we have to count the body as intelligent too. Thinking is essentially visceral as well as cerebral.

 If you would like to get more of a flavour of the book, you can download the introductory chapter here

Or, listen to the interview: 

 

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