(Re)Mind Your Body
Bend, stand, sit - balance!
Improve how you move - and solve for yourself some ouch stuck & creak in this
Feldenkrais Movement Workshop
In this interactive workshop you’ll explore the many ways the hip joints and pelvis interact, and how these movements transfer upwards throughout your spine and downwards to your feet. You’ll get a clear experiential understanding (like the baby is doing...) of the spine aligned in gravity offering effortless support via the sitbones (or feet/ legs, in standing): and discover a new ease and quality of movement by paying – as you used to - attention to yourself and valuing your own sensations.
Sat. 7 October 2017 10.30 – 14.30
Penrith Friends Meeting House, CA11 7TR
Booking essential £25 on door - £18 in advance
0797 796 1563
This year starts exploring really foundational functions in sitting as well as standing -
- skeletal support
- your connection with the ground,
- the critical need for the hipjoints and pelvis to be free to take you through different
levels and planes
- and the strength and balance to do so
The baby is priceless – he’s clearly thinking and sensing as he moves. If you compare him with the guy lifting the box, the mechanics of his proportions work much better.
But having an easy ability to fold at the hip flexors (the tops of the legs) returns us to my hero Marcel Mauss and his paper ‘Techniques of the Body’ – how we sit is cultural, in the main . In looking for a good image to use now, some of the fishermen use strategies most Europeans have to – either sitting on a low block or letting the legs rotate outwards (like the man with the box above - he has to lift his heels too). Skeletally, legs will fold like this fisherman's – however, soft tissue (various) prevents us managing it easily.