How Your Eyes Influence the Quality of Your Movement
Series II: October 6, 13, 20, 27
Come explore how the quality of movement of your eyes can affect your suppleness, flexibility and adaptability. Habitual unvaried use of the eyes can both limit our perceptions and our ability to move comfortably. Integrating movements of the eyes with the whole body can improve balance and agility as well as ease various pains in the neck and back. In this four class series we’ll use Awareness Through Movement® lessons that allow your eyes and the rest of your body to collaborate for greater ease and increased range.
In the subtitle to Moshe 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.
Open to everyone, no experience necessary. Please wear socks and warm clothing that allows for easy movement.