Coordinating the Hips and Low Back
Series Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30
The core of the body is in the area where the low back, hips and pelvis connect. The reciprocal relationship between the abdomen (front), waist (sides) and back forms the basis for integrated movement. When this area is well-coordinated our movements take on a feeling of ease, lightness and nimbleness. We’ll use gentle exercises to explore ways to organize the large, powerful muscles of the pelvis and legs to enable freedom and comfort through the low back and spine.
In the subtitle to Dr. Feldenkrais’ book Awareness Through Movement, he describes the process as “Easy-to-Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination, and Personal Awareness.” In these structured movement lessons, the teacher uses a combination of pleasant, purposeful movement and guided attention to lead the class through particular patterns of movement and action. Unlike traditional exercise, where the objective is to burn calories, stretch or train willpower for its own sake, Awareness Through Movement® lessons teach us how to reduce unnecessary muscular effort and improve our awareness of our whole self in action. This emphasis on sensory learning results in movement that is more flexible, pleasurable and free from aches and pains.
Classes are open to everyone, no experience necessary. Please wear socks and warm clothing that allows for easy movement.