Every day of our lives we do things; we move, walk, run, do house work doing the dishes or cleaning the house, carry groceries or the kids on our hips or arms, rake the leaves, sit at the computer – we do that a lot!!! – read, write and at the end of the day lie down to sleep.
Did you ever wonder how you actually did any of that? Did you have a visceral sensation in your body? A picture in your mind? Probably not … as most of us do things with the end result in mind, focused on the outcome versus the process.
We do not much live in our bodies, we tend to live in our head and only get out of the intellectual realm when our body starts protesting loudly against the discrimination and neglect. This includes over training and pushing through discomfort and pain just to get what we want. By the time we decide to take action, our physical self is usually so uncomfortable, we have a hard time suppressing this bothersome feedback. Something must be done and usually it starts with a pain pill, avoidance of specific movements, potentially followed by physical therapy and in extreme cases surgery.
All for what? Failing to pay attention to the process while getting wrapped up in the outcome … But is there a different way?
Fortunately the answer is a resounding yes: we can perform all of our tasks with awareness, fine tuning the body and the brain at the same time, moving lighter with optimum effort and maximum efficacy for better function.
The solution is the Awareness Through Movement(R) or ATM(R) for short, the guided floor work of the Feldenkrais(R) Method conducted in a group setting. The lessons will introduce you to different types of movement, from rolling to sitting to bending amongst others. They will guide you, the student, through innovative sequences where you will learn about your own self through movement: your preferences, limitations, capabilities and ways of “compromise” to become an expert mover. Moving with ease, lightness, optimum effort and intelligence.
While each lesson will stand on its own and will bring positive change into your life, committing to the whole series is greatly encouraged for maximum efficacy and initiating meaningful, long lasting change.
Open Space Yoga
19 Factory Street, Nashua NH
Fridays* 10:00 – 11:15 AM May 6 – July 1, 2016, no class on May 27
Please note price reflects entire 8 week series, not a single session.
With any questions or concerns please contact Zsuzsaor or email MoonDanceYoga@yahoo.com