I'm appreciating that rest is embedded in the nature of my work (yay!) and I’m exploring ways that I can deepen these qualities of rest in my creative projects, in my parenting and in the transitions between work and parenting.
“When it’s clear how I involve myself into the action, with myself, the whole thing falls together, it’s just pleasant to do. And if it’s not pleasant to do, it’s not worth doing anyway.” -Moshe Feldenkrais
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Create new metaphors to counter the "war on pain"→ movement towards curiosity as an approach, rather than self-violence. Deborah Bowes shares her thinking behind her upcoming 6 week Feldenkrais Series: Curiosity, Self Image and Pain
Feldenkrais Podcast #4 with Deborah Bowes
We talk about:
• How Feldenkrais reassures the limbic system
• The relationship between pain and self image
• The phenomena of pain
• Feldenkrais is a bio-psycho-social model and pain is a bio-psycho-social experience
• The importance of empathy and compassion in changing neural pathways
"It is possible to sense the action before you actually do it. There is a tiny gap of time there where you can intervene and change the action. For Feldenkrais, that was called awareness. That's what happens in the tiny gap between intention and execution, or intention and action, where you can sense and do or not do, and do it differently." - Aliza Stewart
Feldenkrais Podcast #3 with Aliza Stewart
We talk about:
How the movement of self is similar to the movement of sound
How the nervous system makes order out of chaos
How the Feldenkrais Method® influences the experience of anxiety
What it means to have a good life
Orientation, creativity, improvement, independence
There is always a choice
Free Feldenkrais ATM lessons are sprinkled throughout my website and here are links to all of them on one page: Unwinding the Body Pattern of Anxiety, Developmental Movement, Exploring Movement of the Eyes, Circles of the Hips, Knees and Ankles, 5 days of Movement and Creativity…
In this Awareness Through Movement® lesson we explore unwinding what Moshe Feldenkrais called the “Body Pattern of Anxiety”. It is a beginner friendly lesson and a great one to come back to again and again.
“To every emotional state corresponds a personal conditioned pattern of muscular contraction without which it has no existence.” -Moshe Feldenkrais, Body and Mature Behavior: A Study of Anxiety, Sex, Gravitation and Learning, p. 128
How lifting the head prepares infants for sitting, crawling, and standing. In this free Feldenkrais audio download we learn to be comfortable on the belly while orienting the head and eyes to the horizon.
Mary Oliver’s recent passing has inspired revisiting some of my favorite poems and along the way, I discovered some new ones that are so perfect for where I’m at at this part of my journey. I’m grateful Mary’s devotion to the poetry of attention and intimacy with ourselves and the world.