The Feldenkrais Method
This week’s GIT IT content invites you to take 15 minutes of your mindful day to experience the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education, a practice, process, and system for self-improvement. It is a form of “somatic education,” which means it uses movement and real-time awareness of your own body sensations to guide you toward the positive changes you seek This method is a type of exercise therapy devised by Israeli Moshé Feldenkrais (1904–1984) during the mid-20th century, designed to reorganize connections between the brain and body and so improve body movement and psychological state. It is an approach that seeks to effect change by working with your nervous system. Your brain directs the nervous system and is in charge of your movement patterns, so if you want to change your movements you must literally change your mind!
On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Sheila Sembly-Crum gave us a brief synopsis of the Feldenkrais Method and took us through a 15 minute sample exercise. The audio is shared here so that you can benefit from what we experienced. Find some time, play the audio, and follow along with Sheila as she guides you through a taste of this method. Use the comment area below to share any of your thoughts or reflections.
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