If you would like to really enjoy all the time you will have after you retire keep reading…
Graceful movement, Joyful aging! Live all the life you are given!… a motto to live by! As a woman who is almost 70 years old, it is my wish to enjoy my life and prosper during my entire aging process!
Imagine how your life would change if you could spend less time dealing with aches and pains that make you feel old and more time having all those experiences that you’ve been envisioning for your retirement years. Now that’s what I’m talking about!
Learning new ways to move can be an essential part of dealing with chronic pain, orthopedic problems and stress-related conditions. Improving the way you move means greater comfort performing everyday activities at work or home and achieving greater excellence in athletic and artistic pursuits. As you expand your awareness of how you think, sense, feel, and move, the possibilities for personal improvement and human development are limitless!
The benefits of Feldenkrais are this:
Feldenkrais lessons give the benefit of an objective perspective from the standpoint of both the practitioner and the student. These lessons are a way to take stock of your inner self from a neutral orientation and learn to apply the most effective use of your body and mind while doing all the other things you want to do to support health and enjoy your life….stretching, lifting weights, walking, yoga, Zumba, dancing, attending concerts, traveling, etc.
The lessons build on one another so that the student improves their well being over time and previous, even long term, habits begin to recede as new approaches are learned. All of these advantages, while leaving one in a relaxed state by the end of each lesson! The result is a level of self empowerment that is difficult to obtain by any other method!
I teach this method called Feldenkrais®. This approach uses the fact that your body possesses an inherent intelligence. It is a process of discovery of what has been lost in the functional use of yourself, a system of teaching, using two modalities…private, sessions or group classes where you can learn how to move better. Though either modality alone can help you make progress, some combination of both can help you reach your goals more quickly, whether it is to get relief from pain and discomfort or to improve your performance in, for example, your work outs at the gym or your performance in a triathlon. This method of learning, using private sessions, group classes or both, allows your body to rediscover easier, freer ways to move.
Results you can expect: This approach to learning reveals and alters habitual behaviors and ways of moving that cause chronic tension and pain. It allows you to improve your posture and breathing. You will learn how to reduce stress, tension, and fatigue, ease pain and stiffness. You will develop efficient and flexible mobility. You will avoid many of what are now thought to be the “risks of aging” and not only enjoy a longer life but, by investing in yourself in this way, also avoid many of the financial and emotional costs now associated with aging.
Feldenkrais movements are unique so that they engage the brain more fully than repetitive exercises. The movements are so interesting and fun that they result in an awakening to possibilities of new, different and more functional ways that you can use yourself, ways that are unlike your habitual patterns.
I invite you to come and explore how you can
reclaim or improve your life!