Monthly Archives: April 2013

Are you sitting comfortably ?

Sitting is the theme for Feldenkrais Awareness week. All over the country practitioners will be teaching a lesson on this theme on May 11th 2013.

We have plans to follow up this theme with the next workshop in Romiley.

Plans are provisional.

However if you are interested, here’s some thoughts:

See the Feldenkrais Guild for information about activities near you in Feldenkrais Awareness Week.

Go on-line to Feldenkrais Guild website and follow the lesson: Are you sitting comfortably?

Get in touch with Feldenkrais in Romiley to register your interest in the next workshop.

We are looking at June 28th as a possible date.

Friday afternoon at Life Centre Romiley with Veronica Rock.

Theme: Are you sitting comfortably ? plus… and will include some sitting lessons as well as ones on the mats.

Provisional title: Easy movement for neck and shoulders.

Move with Ease …Moving with ease again

The second of our workshops was a delight.

Our first lesson helped develop awareness along the length of the spine and gently mobilised it so that movement can be easier, with less strain on the neck. Ideal for anyone who practises Yoga and uses the cobra posture.

In each lesson, the gentle instruction is to do very little. Or at least to make small movements. These movements are made with focus and awareness. As attention rests with the body, noticing a lift or a turn or a twist, the mind’s focus allows relaxation of loops of thought.

Through kindly attention on the body, and gentle movements, stress release happens. At the end of the workshop, I notice that I am breathing differently, standing differently, moving differently, smiling differently. The shift to the deeply relaxed state means that I am even speaking differently. The night after I sleep deeply and wake into a relaxed state.

For those who have tried meditation, and for those who haven’t, this is one way to enter a meditative state.