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Articles: Flexibility

Which Side are You On?

In recent studies regarding the unfortunate condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), persons with abnormal temperature changes in…   Continued...

Author: Christine Graves, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Posture  Recovery  Stress  

Staying Flexible on the Road: An Awareness Through Movement® Lesson

Traveling can cause stiffness and discomfort for many of us. The following small Awareness Through Movement sequence can help…   Continued...

Author: Lavinia Plonka    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  Flexibility  

Rising Again: Gérard Rubaud bakes his famous bread with the help of the Feldenkrais Method®

In the past week, during his twelve to fourteen hour days of making bread, Gérard Rubaud has noticed himself…   Continued...

Author: Alice Levitt    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  Creativity  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Walking  The Workplace  

A First Approximation:
Effects of Feldenkrais® lessons on Women with Breast Cancer

It was a calm spring afternoon when Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm (GCFP) Paulette Dolin, called me to share an…   Continued...

Author: Lori Thompson Sweet, PT, GCFT    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  Recovery  

Imaging Oneself into Existence: Recovering from the Trauma of War

Everybody’s aging; Moshe Feldenkrais said that we get to choose how we age. The mind can become clearer, daily…   Continued...

Author: Margot Schaal, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Chronic Pain  Creativity  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  The Workplace  

On the Other Hand

I used to work in a pain clinic with many people recovering or living with the results of horrendous…   Continued...

Author: Arnold Askew, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  

Maintaining Mobility: The Feldenkrais Method® and Multiple Sclerosis

Maintaining mobility is a concern for everyone, especially as we age, but for people with MS…   Continued...

Author: Susan Dillon, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Flexibility  General Applications  Recovery  

Feldenkrais is Like a Bicycle

Feldenkrais is more than just movement.”
-Carol Kress during the second year of the…   Continued...

Author: Tom Rankin, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Posture  

Learning Moments

Among the most powerful, transformative experiences are developmental ones. We see the pride, excitement, and sheer exhilaration of babies…   Continued...

Author: Joel Roth, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Creativity  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  

Movement First

“Find a comfortable position to rest in.” A dance teacher quietly goes from leaning on knees and elbows to…   Continued...

Author: Prisca Winslow Bradley, GCFP    |    Filed under: Balance and Falling  Creativity  Flexibility  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Recovery  

Self-Image -- Knowing or Doing?

Neuroscientists using fMRI have been finding that the same areas of the brain are active when stimuli are organized…   Continued...

Author: Russ Hall, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Balance and Falling  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Sports  

Compassion & Balance Inside & Out

There’s a paradigm shift happening today. More and more people are realizing we “think” with our bodies. This shift…   Continued...

Author: Catherine Mitchell, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Children  The Classroom  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  

The Feldenkrais Method® & Parkinson’s Disease

For a person with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), the natural rhythm and flow of perception, feeling, and movement…   Continued...

Author: Ernie Adams, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  Recovery  

A Flip of the Hip

When it comes to performance, what can you expect from a Feldenkrais® lesson? Each performer is likely to have…   Continued...

Author: Jean Elvin, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  The Classroom  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Voice Training  Yoga  

Flexibility: More Than Just Touching Your Toes

As human beings, we develop through movement. But, once we are more or less functioning, we go on to…   Continued...

Author: Flexibility: More Than Just Touching Your Toes    |    Filed under: Flexibility  

Feeding, Fighting, Sex and the Feldenkrais Method

Movement is Life: this is a big picture.

A curse and blessing of being a $FELDREG$ practitioner is finding…   Continued...

Author: Chris Elms, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  Head, Neck and Jaw  

Exploring Self Image: The Feldenkrais Method® and Ballet

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”Continued...

Author: Lodi McClellan, GCFP with Becci Parsons, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  The Classroom  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  The Performing Arts  

Fitness, Exercise, and the Feldenkrais Method®

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais had strong opinions about exercise, and would surely condemn current conventional practices.
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Author: Steven Shafarman, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  Martial Arts  Sports  Walking  Yoga  

The Dotted Note

Twenty-some years ago, at the very beginning of my career as a somatic educator, I was invited to give…   Continued...

Author: Michael Krugman, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Creativity  Flexibility  General Applications  

Choose Flexibility

Flexibility! When we think of flexibility, usually we think of a ballerina, a gymnast, or perhaps a martial artist…   Continued...

Author: Ann Harman    |    Filed under: Flexibility  

A Case in Persistence and Learning

Jan is one of those people who just doesn’t take no for an answer, even when it comes from…   Continued...

Author: Pat Buchanan, PhD, ATC, PT, GCFT    |    Filed under: Introduction  The Back  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Recovery  The Shoulders  Special Needs  Walking  

Balance: An Everyday Miracle

When we think of balancing, we often think of extreme acts and acrobatics—a gymnast’s…   Continued...

Author: Sheri Cohen, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Posture  

Ankle Flexibility Trumps Working Harder

“My friends have noticed I’m walking better.” Miriam mentioned this to me one week after her introduction to the…   Continued...

Author: Pamela Kihm, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  Stress  Walking  

Age, Aging, & Agency

In January while practicing Aikido, I suffered a lateral meniscus tear in the right knee. A few days later,…   Continued...

Author: Joshua Wyatt, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  Martial Arts  Recovery  

Actions & Emotions: Deepening Our Somatic Dialogue