Functional Integration Session of the Feldenkrais method
The Feldenkrais method is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination. Also, people often rediscover their innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.
Felden-what? Correct pronunciation: fell-den-krice.
The sessions of the Feldenkrais method consist of personalized hands-on, gentle movements of clients’ body parts. It is done on the table, the client keeps clothes on. The movements are rich in information, designed to communicate with the person’s nervous system. The experience feels secure, beneficial, people feel taller, more connected with their body, and the movement of body parts feels easier. Important to know is that each session is different.
The Group Class
The movement therapy goal is to facilitate gain of awareness of postural imbalances and improper body use that create strain and unneeded stress. The class is called Awareness Through Movement. It includes gentle, verbally guided movement sequences. The movements are organized around the improvement of a different aspect of human functioning.
- Unlike traditional exercise, where movements can become mechanical and the objective is to burn calories and gain muscle mass, stretch or train willpower for its own sake, Awareness Through Movement teaches you the secrets to reducing unnecessary muscular effort and improve your awareness of your whole self in action.
- The process of bringing awareness to your movement will gently awaken your nervous system to ways of moving outside of your habitual patterns, helping to make difficult movements simpler, and easy movements more elegant.
- The Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Lessons are designed to be a sensory-motor approach based on learning that, becoming more aware of one’s movements, with less effort and more natural to your own organic body.
This can relieve stress, reduce the pain, increase your agility and movement skills for a more enjoyable “live in the moment” feel.