Category Archives: Feldenkrais

Adding Hips to our Self Image

If  you were to draw yourself as a stick figure, would your figure look more like the left or right person?  Moshe Feldenkrais begins his Awareness through Movement Book saying: Each of us speaks, moves, thinks, and feels in a different way, each according to the image of himself that he has built up over the […]

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Ground, Grounding, Grounded

I just spent a wonderful 5 days in Jeff Haller’s advanced training: Ground, Grounding, Grounded, Discovering True Reversibility.  The theme was how to move in a way that we don’t “fall.”  For example, often there is a way that people walk where on either the left or right side, with each step there is a slight “fall”.  […]

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Back Pain Success Story – My Client Jeanine

Jeanine, a nurse working at a local hospital, had lower back pain for years that was aggravated by sitting at a computer.   It was affecting her mood, her outlook, and her ability to fully engage with life.  As she described it: “I was very disheartened when I showed up for my first appointment.  I thought […]

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How does Feldenkrais Help People?

What I like about this short animation by Michael Cann, GCFP, is his illustration and description of the typical cycle people go through that causes them to lose more and more function over time. That though people go for help, they don’t treat the unconscious patterns that caused the problem to begin with. So, though […]

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Feldenkrais Resources 2014

A new client recently asked me for things that he could read, view, or do at home that would help him in his Feldenkrais journey.  My blog is full of resources, but I thought it would be worth creating one blog post with a summary of all the resources. Awareness through Movement (ATM) lessons Awareness […]

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Relieve Back Pain of Sitting and Standing — Awareness Through Movement Classes

Awareness through Movement classes  are for anyone who wants to improve the quality of their life — wanting to walk farther, sit at a computer more comfortably, reduce chronic pain, or regain the use of function lost through injury or aging. In this series of classes, we will focus on sitting and standing — which […]

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Q: Why do we have a brain? A: To Move.

Recently, I have come across a number of articles that argue that the main reason we have a brain is to move. The first is a Ted talk by Daniel Wolpert.  He asserts that there is one and only one reason that we have brains: that is to produce adaptable, complex movements.  Movement is the only way […]

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Squatting

Perhaps one of the most important movements you can learn is how to squat.  It is important every time you get into and out of a chair.  It is important every time you pick something up — be it from the floor or just a low table. This wonderful, cute, and fun animation shows the […]

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How Feldenkrais is helping Brian Guenther, a Golf Pro

This short video gives a nice explanation of how Feldenkrais works.  Brian Guenther is a Golf Professional on the PGA who was having chronic neck and back pain.  He sought out a Feldenkrais practitioner and together they were able to relieve the pain.  The key was teaching Brian how to use his whole body and for […]

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Some Great Feldenkrais Videos

Below are some great videos about the Feldenkrais Method. Feldenkrais® and Musicians: This is a wonderful video created as part of the Next 25 Years project. Andrew Gibbons, a classical pianist and Feldenkrais Practitioner, discusses how the Feldenkrais Method can improve the playing of a piano. This video will be of interested to anyone wanting […]

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Office in Seattle!

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I am now seeing clients in Seattle on Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.  The office is in the Areis Building in Eastlake.  The address is: Areis Building, Suite #309 2366 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, WA Parking is on the street.  Be sure to read the parking signs carefully as the rules change depending upon which […]

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Do our bodies change our minds?

Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist and an associate professor at Harvard Business School.  In this Ted talk, she argues that our non-verbal body language effects not only how others view us, but how we view ourselves.  Even more impressively, she shows that by changing our posture for just 2 minutes changes our mind:  our […]

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Resources

There are lots of resources available on-line to help you learn more about Feldenkrais including: The Feldenkrais Method by Dr. Andrew Weil Feldenkrais: Everything You ‘Know’ About Healing May Be Dead Wrong by Michael Sigman in Huffington Post Exercise Awareness by Liz Brody in the Los Angeles Times Falling For Feldenkrais: A Patient’s Progress by […]

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Wonderful Quotes

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“We do not work with people’s problems, but with their health. Health as the capacity to recover from shock; the ability to overcome obstacles; the capacity to live one’s dreams. ” — Moshe Feldenkrais “When you know what you’re doing, you can do what you want” – Moshe Feldenkrais. “What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies, […]

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