When Working Out
1/12/2006
If you train for competition or for your own general fitness, the Feldenkrais Method includes some familiar principles. Bruce Richmond, Certified Athletic Trainer and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, offers these helpful pointers on how to improve faster and get better results from your workout:

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SenseAbility is a monthly newsletter written by Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionerscm and trainees to explore the various applications of the Method. We have well over 100 articles here to enrich and expand your understanding of the Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness through Movement® lessons, Functional Integration® lessons, and our founder, Moshe Feldenkrais.
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Adjust your Positions as well as your Furniture
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1/1/1998

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Many postural habits begin in childhood, and often we aren't really aware of our tendencies. Habit dulls the sensory awareness: if you sit a certain way long enough, your brain will stop noticing that it's not comfortable. For instance, many computer users mouse with the arm held a long way from the body. This position creates static load - essentially, you are holding up the weight of your arm all day. A similar strain happens in the shoulders if the head is held too far forward. But the inherent strain may not be noticed until it becomes pain - by which time injury may have occurred to the connective tissue.
Intelligent Injury-Free Dance Intensive Workshop Review
by: Tammy Rosen

7/1/2009

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I was in a rut as a dance teacher. It had been a year or two since I'd been to New York to soak up the latest moves and even those trips were getting to be too predictable. I always took class with the same favorite teachers at the same favorite studio...I even ate at the same favorite restaurants while I was there! I wanted to learn something new that I could offer my students. I was craving growth of some sort.

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The Feldenkrais Method and Dance
by: Nancy Galeota-Wozny

7/1/2001

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The slow, gentle, and graceful movements that comprise the Feldenkrais Method have much to offer the dance world. Moshe Feldenkrais' ties to dance date back to the 1940s in Israel when modern dancer and movement notator Noah Eshkol took an interest in his work. Eshkol recorded Feldenkrais? innovative Awareness Through Movement lessons using Eshkol Wachman notation. Israeli dance therapists Leah Bartal and Nira Ne?man, authors of "The Metaphoric Body and Movement, Awareness and Creativity," credit Feldenkrais for opening their minds to the understanding of body/mind interrelatedness. They write, "We were fascinated by the way he treated every lesson as one unit, working on one theme, exploring its many facets with inventive variations. We came out of these lessons with a new consciousness and a new concept of thinking and sensing body and mind."

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