This isn't a movement lesson but it is a topic I'm interested in. I hope you are as well. If you want to explore more about Feldenkrais its nice to have some background on how it can fit with 2016.
This is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment, is you are not sure if its OK to physically do a lesson please ask your physician. However lessons can be done in the imagination.
This lesson is perfromed in sitting with an arm supported by the arm of the chair. As with all lessons this is not intended to be a medical intervention, if you are not sure if you are OK to do a lesson then check with your physician first. However any lesson can be done in the imagination or with an unaffected limb.
A simple 16 minute process exploring the differences in breathing focussing on the right the left side of the lungs. Attention is drawn to the movement of the spine in side flexion and also pressures on the chair. The lesson is done in sitting
This 16 minute process is helpful for neck and shoulder tensions and also to help you to ground yourself in the middle of a stressful day
All done in sitting at your desk this lesson can be completed during a lunchbreak or while you wait for your coffee to cool down
The movements are interspersed with some slow deep breathing to help you to calm a little
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Breathing is a natural thing.
But how many folk give any thought to the way that they breathe ?
Discovering how you breathe provides deep insight into the cause of your muscle aches and pain.
How you respond to everyday life with physical tensioning is an important message from your body.
Overlook the messages, maybe because they are so habitual that you cant feel them and your body will provide you with more and more messages.
What we call stress is imbalance in our homeostasis, the balance between our physiology and the environment.
This 15 minute lesson introduces belly breathing and draws attention to the way muscle tension changes as you breathe with the base of your lungs and top of your lungs.
As my dog wanders around here as I record I am watching her gentle walking and remembering how we have developed our amazing hands from animal ancestors. A brief look at animal anatomy shows how similar the tendons and muscle configurations are.
This lesson involves moving fingers and noticing
You will be working on the right hand for the whole lesson. However if you wish you can do the whole lesson on the left hand or do the right hand then rewind and repeat for the left.
Its up to you to choose to do exactly what you want
Have lovely day
Jill Wigmore -Welsh
This short lesson is designed to be done at work.
Wherever you sit working whether its at home or in an office you can use this process to help you have more awareness of your feet.
During the lesson you will be given suggestions on differing placements of your foot and be encouraged to become more aware of your habits.
This lesson is about 14 minutes long, you can stop the recording as you go through if you want more time to rest notice or observe.
You could perhaps do the lesson on different days at different work set ups and in different shoes.
Jill Wigmore -Welsh