Learn to do what YOU want
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement™ class, January, 2020
Enjoy this weekly course for reducing stress and discomfort, reducing pain, and increasing flexibility.
The live course is taught Tuesday evenings, recorded and then uploaded for your listening pleasure.
This series not only has delightful movement sequences, it also has short lectures on the nervous system, perception, and learning, all with practical aspects to help you understand how you can learn how to learn.
Part-way through a lesson, Dr Feldenkrais said,
Now, we will see, as always, if something can be better. Then, there isn't any limit to the extent to which it can improve.
It is only static things that are permanent.
With a quality like intelligence, or where intelligence is involved, there isn't any limit. The person can do it so it improves. Then, literally throughout life, he, or she, will never find "a best way," that cannot be improved upon. Then, when he, or she, stops improving, it is a sign that it has become a routine and he no longer sees or is aware of what he is doing. He is acting mechanically and that is why it is not improving; otherwise, there isn't any limit to development. As a person does better, the ability to feel becomes greater and the clarity, depth, and breadth of thought is increased. The complexity is also increased, so that he, or she, can always do better, much better.
We will do another two or three steps where the difference will be greater than it has been up to now. You will see, that if you go home and think about it, you will find another ten steps by yourself.
And so you, too, will see that, throughout each lesson, you will discover improvement.
Rob has been providing Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education to the Calgary region since he graduated from a Feldenkrais Professional Training program 1991.
Rob took the Feldenkrais training as it appealed to his sense of respect for the human condition: we are complex individuals living our lives to the best of our abilities. The Method continues to appeal to Rob for it has great depth and wisdom.
Rob has provided classes 40+ weeks a year since about 1995, as well as many workshops, since then. He is available for individual sessions on a appointment basis (see his website).
Rob began recording his classes at the request of a systems engineer in 1999, and continues recording to this day. Every few years he upgrades the technology of recording, storing and distributing the lessons. This is the latest tool for sharing classes.
StartClass 1: Introduction and Rocking the Pelvis
StartClass 2: On Hands and Knees ... Leading to Scissoring or Cross-Crawling (2:57)
StartClass 3: Lifting and Pressing the Limbs- Finding the Center
StartClass 4: Arms Behind the Head: Softening the Ribcage
StartClass 5: Folded to your side: find your Center
StartClass 6: Lying on the Side - Creating Lines while moving the Shoulder
StartClass 7: Sidesitting, Bending the Head