Feel It In Your Bones
Get to know your bones and look forward to increased flexibility and balance, less pain and improved movements.
That’s the message from the Feldenkrais Method, which is based on being aware of your movements.
“The Feldenkrais Method is slow and gentle and is therefore suitable for all ages and abilities. It’s all about moving with awareness,” practitioner Robyn Lavery says.
“People who use the method regularly report results such as stronger tennis and golf swings, fuller breathing and more enjoyable singing.”
The method is featured in Dr Norman Doidge’s New York Times bestseller The Brain that Changes Itself.
“I first experienced Feldenkrais in the early 1990s and couldn’t understand how I could feel so much better after simply doing some very gentle movements,” Robyn says.
“But I always did feel better and I eventually enrolled in the practitioner training program so I could learn more.”
The method is named after Moshe Feldenkrais, a Russian-born physicist who was involved in nuclear radiation and antisubmarine technology research for the British Admiralty.
He was on a submarine when he reactivated an old sports injury and realised he would have to do something about it himself. He found he was able to alleviate the pain through self-manipulation and self-awareness of how it was occurring and effectively taught himself to walk without pain.
“Once you learn to use your skeleton more efficiently rather than just your muscles, your movements become easier,” practitioner Jane Shamrock says.Learn more at a workshop exploring two different movements.
Maroochydore, Saturday May 30, 1pm-4pm. Cost $50 or $80 for two.
Afternoon tea included. Bookings essential.
Contact Robyn 0429 323 931, email firstname.lastname@example.org