Within our bodies there is so much sensation. Some of it we can sense directly but most of the background sensations that drive us are hidden .. obscured by instantaneous physical reactions - the tensions and reactions that twist us into our characteristic posture and attitude.Read More
Taking the time to tune into the way we feel as we move can enable us to notice the restrictions our unconscious tensions create and then to relax about them. You just find a way of moving with those restrictions and spread your attention around the rest of your body as you do.
It’s amazing to consider how the structure of our body affects the way we function and feel.Read More
Restrictions in your body can just seem like a nuisance but once opened they are often like Aladdin’s cave.Read More
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes at Avalon Recreation Centre on Thursday mornings at 9.30am. This term we’re exploring the principles of effortless action.Read More
So our classes begin again this Thursday the 1st of February at 9.30am.
We'll be exploring the head and neck in this series. How, in the world of reactions, perception leads and the body follows. Of course a great deal of our perception comes through the special organs of sense in our head. It's an interesting thing to consider - how your head, or indeed you, are oriented to the world. Does your head face forward or is it turned away to the side? Are your eyes and ears squinted away or are you open to whatever you experience?
You may be a person who experiences problems on one side of your body. Could this have something to do with the way your head sits on top of your spine?
Of course there is something else about our heads that most of us, and certainly never boxers, consider very much. The contents!Read More
Touch is a rather mysterious sense that is at the heart of your connection to the world. A little conscious awareness of how we experience it can go a long way.Read More
Classes begin on Thursday. I have a bit more detail on what we'll be doing this term. It has a lot to do with freedom of the arms and legs. It could be useful to have a comfortable mat and to bring a towel you could roll up. We'll be at the coalface .. or should I say greenface and we'll be going at our own pace.Read More
Feldenkrais Classes begin next Tuesday the 31st and Thursday the 2nd!Read More
This week we will be doing two lessons that are part of a series called 'Lowering the Head'. The first class will be on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm in my rooms on Avalon Parade. The second will be in the Recreation Centre on Thursday morning at 9.30am.
They are interesting lessons that will give a global perspective on the movement of your spine, head and limbs.Read More
How can you change something you cannot feel? So many of the tensions that shape us are shrouded by a veil that lies beyond the realm of our senses. It's only through immersion and careful attention that we have any hope of piecing together the source of those behaviours that confound us. Feldenkrais had an interesting perspective on how this relates to posture.
We'll be exploring this in our next series of classes that begin next Tuesday the 11th at 6.30pm and Thursday the 13th at 9.30am.Read More
Sometimes it’s hard to swim in the turbulence of life. It’s an immersive experience with currents that are hard to discern. One of the nice things about having a daily movement practice is that you train yourself to create stillness within the storm.
That of course, is one of the jewels in the crown. It’s a lovely way to be aware of where you are and to feel the roots of your connection to life.Read More
Our bodies are a constellation of possible lives unfolding in time. We are a living history of the choices made at sliding doors.
Do we choose the same doors over and over again or is it possible to be more adventurous? Do we feel alive? Is this really our life or is it the life of someone else?
What are the triggers that make us choose particular doors? Perhaps more importantly what are the triggers that make us choose the same doors over and over again particularly when they’re not in our interest? I have released a new online lesson and tomorrow morning we will be exploring this along with our shadow.Read More
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Our next series of Feldenkrais classes will begin tomorrow night at 6.30pm and on Thursday morning at 9.30am. We’ll be exploring the connection of our hands and feet through the centre of our body. Now how does that relate to freedom from anxiety and the quest for effortless action?Read More