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Being at Home in Your Body

Being at home in your body means that you move well without having to think about it. Movements just come together in an easy, graceful way without you having to be in charge of how they happen. There is a sense that this ease and gracefulness will be there whether you attend to it or not, which frees you up to focus on what you want or need. It is… Read More »Being at Home in Your Body

The Unnatural Idea of Natural Change

The idea of unforced, natural change is often the first counter-intuitive surprise for many people who experience the Feldenkrais method for the first time. After the first individual session, I often hear something along the lines: “I feel great! But you did so little, why do I feel so different?” After group class, students are often surprised to discover how much the way they feel can improve, after “simply” attending… Read More »The Unnatural Idea of Natural Change

Feldenkrais and Yoga – Focus on Being

I am often asked if Feldenkrais is similar to Yoga. Since there are so many different ways to practice yoga, it’s hard to give an exact answer. Recently I came across a quote about Yoga practice that is in resonance with my understanding of the Feldenkrais method. “The pose is what you are doing. Yoga is how you are being in the pose. […] Doing a yoga pose while attached… Read More »Feldenkrais and Yoga – Focus on Being

Befriending yourself

“Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going inside ourselves.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Facing one’s feelings without trying to influence them is not easy. In my experience for many people it is easier to accept… Read More »Befriending yourself

3 Advantages of Working with Movement

– Movement reflects the state of the nervous system– Attending to movement can be a healing experience that does not require analysis or interpretation– It is easier to attend to movement than to thoughts and emotions Inspired by reading article Awareness Movement and Capacity for Change which does a wonderful job highlighting connections between the Feldenkrais Method and Psychotherapy. https://iahip.org/inside-out/issue-49-summer-2006/awareness-movement-and-the-capacity-for-change-an-introduction-to-the-feldenkrais-method

This was so subtle – why do I feel so different?

One of the rewarding and motivating things about my work that is witnessing a beautiful experience of the person appreciating newly found ease, gracefulness, and a quieter, more relaxed state of being. It is especially precious to hear what people have to say when they experience this work for the first time. At the end of the session, when client sits up and shares new beautiful things they notice about… Read More »This was so subtle – why do I feel so different?