Move With Ease Sessions
The Move With Ease sessions can help you:
- ease chronic problems that nothing else has corrected
- minimize or get rid of pain
- enhance your flexibility, balance and co-ordination
- develop greater awareness and focus
- reduce stress and fatigue in your life
- improve cognitive abilities such as thinking and problem solving
Move With Ease sessions are based on the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais, a physicist, judo expert and pioneer in the mind-body field, who created a body of work that is for anyone who really wants to understand how they use or misuse their bodies. His work is, also, very much about learning and how to learn.
Each session is designed to meet your personal needs. For these lessons, you, as the student, are fully clothed (non-binding clothing is best) and maybe lying on a table, sitting or even standing.
In these sessions, you will be verbally guided through different movement patterns related to your area of concern or injury so that you can relearn the part/s of the movement that was lost or forgotten when you hurt yourself or began to use that area less. You will learn how to reorganize your body and behavior in new and more expanded functional motor patterns.
Here's a link to my new web-site with a short lesson on ankle movement that you can do to get a feel for this (oh, and sign up so you get notices of new lessons):
I will sometimes use my hands to help you sense how the movement can travel through your bones so that you feel how the "ankle bone is connected to the hip bone" and on up. The sequences you will do can, then, be used as home-care and self-care instead of a stretching program.
Why this instead of just stretching? Simply because using movement sequences encourages you to incorporate the use of all of your muscles, from the bottom of your feet to the top of your head, in order to reduce the tension in a specific muscle or area of your body.
One client said - "I can keep myself healthy and I have, by learning these lessons, a way of taking care of myself if I should re-injure myself."
Regardless of which learning style you choose - a session in the clinic or the Move With Ease class, Moshe Feldenkrais' teachings can help you overcome limitations brought on by stress, misuse, accident or illness.
To learn more about his work, please view the following video clip.
How were these teachings developed?
They were developed by Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) - an engineer, physicist, and martial arts expert. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of these fields as well as linguistics, biology, perinatal development and athletics, Dr. Feldenkrais avoided surgery and taught himself to walk without pain after a severe knee injury. Dr. Feldenkrais' widely read books include The Elusive Obvious, Awareness Through Movement and The Potent Self.
" What I'm after isn't flexible bodies but flexible brains. What I'm after is to restore each person to their human dignity." - Moshe Feldenkrais