Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Lessons

March 18 and 25, 2014

"We improve our well-being when we learn to fully use ourselves" - Moshe Feldenkrais

Come to one or both Awareness Through Movement lessons to jump start your body for spring! Any time we do an activity that requires repetitive movements or being very still, we end up with a variety of aches and pains that seem to appear out of nowhere.
Both of the lessons will be using chairs and walking (something we all do every day). No special equipment or clothing needed, although loose fitting, comfortable clothing is best. We will be taking our shoes off, so wear (or bring) warm socks.

When: Tuesday March 18 and March 25 4:30-5:30 pm
Where: Music Building 103

For more information contact Georgia Brown (gbrown@niu.edu) or 753-3836

For more information on the Feldenkrais Method go to http://www.feldenkrais.com/

Excerpted from the FGNA web site:
What is the Feldenkrais Method?

The Feldenkrais Method is named after its originator, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc. (1904-1984) [about], a Russian born physicist, judo expert, mechanical engineer and educator. 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, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.

The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. By expanding the self-image through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, the Method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. Students become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.

The improvement of physical functioning is not necessarily an end in itself. Such improvement is based on developing a broader functional awareness which is often a gateway to more generalized enhancement of physical functioning in the context of your environment and life.

Georgia Brown graduation from a Feldenkrais Training in June 2013